Just a short post today – an update from Cal (his last post is here).
Here is the link to YouTube of my update. The only sound you hear are the trains and occasional knee bumping of my sitting stool.
I have added some scenes and an enginehouse. I have to have it complete by the time our Model Railroad show in November.
Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.
That’s all today, folks (I’m in a screaming hurry – done will to get this out).
Please keep ’em coming.
Great video. I loved the little details such as the horseback riders in the hills and the guys tarring the roof down in the town. Thanks and Cheers! NJ Mark
Too cool! I like the sense of humor shown with an excellent layout. Enjoy your hard work, but stay away from the SS Minnow; that gang is a little strange!
Very impressive, I like the details and the thougt that has gone into this layout. Nice work.
Lots of details that catch your eyes all the way around your layout but still like your falls and lagoon best.
Eric (Leeds) UK
Great job in 4×8 layout. Did you ever publish a copy of the track layout?
Thanks for sharing Cal’s video Al. Cal, your layout sure has many scenes built into a compact area. It is awesome and I love it. The video was great.
Excellent! I enjoyed the show. You have a vivid imagination.
I love the old airplane in flight. It and all the other many details give this HO layout realistic qualities and look of an old Midwest town. Great job…
A really great layout ! You show some fabulous imagination and put it all together in a wonderful setting.
The SS Minnow is really neat
and the seven castaways
but who did you make first ginger or maryanne
Loved Gilligans Island-very UNIQUE!!! Excellent layout for a 4 x 8!!!
Mountain goat!! Nudists!! SS Minnow ….where’s Mary Ann and Ginger? Love the layout!!
Great job and very well done. Can you come help at the B&O RR Museum?
I enjoy every video Cal posts. As well as with your site Al; the inspiration keeps me motivated to accomplish new objectives.
Regards, Tom (USA).
Thank you Cal, u got a lot on a 4×8 layout. The one I’m starting to work on is just abou a half foot bigger each way, so I will watch this video over and over for tips.
Please keep posting, love it.
Cal…your video makes it obvious that your layout was put together by someone who ENJOYS his trains! So much to look at, tho i think i missed the nudists.
Thanks for sharing it with us!
Dave, from NY
What an incredible layout for 4X8. Your attention to detail is superb. Your video is in my favorites folder for reference. Awesome work and thanks for sharing..
Cal , I really enjoy looking at your layout. A lot of thought and originally put into it. Great work.
As I was watching the video of your layout, I found it hard to really appreciate all the find work and details you had spent so much time. I would really like to see it without all the blurred scenery passing on the screen. I found that when taking videos, if you think you are moving slow, move much slower. This holds true when taking close ups of anything. I really like what you have done!
Cal’s layout is the perfect blend of a small town and wonderful surrounding terrain. It is chock full of interesting features that make viewing the layout quite a unique and enjoyable experience.
The overhang and waterfalls are a great additions to a wonderful layout, as is what looks like a P51 Mustang.
I have to go back and search for the sun worshippers.
Cal, please keep posting.
What a great layout Cal, love the way you worked the plane into the mountain side.
Thanks for sharing. Cary in KY
great video a very nice layout plenty of scenery love seeing the trains thanks for sharing.
Cal, Great layout! I, too, love the little details, such as the airplane in flight over the treetops. But I suggest replacing the stationary prop with a circular disk of clear plastic scribed with concentric circular grooves and a dark hub, to simulate a spinning prop. Otherwise, the plane appears to be in the final seconds before a dead stick crash into the trees.