“Found this dilapidated sand tower on ebay and I made it all brass and a nice addition to an engine facility in O scale..
Now on to Tom:
“In the 1950’s I grew up with a Lionel train table my dad built in the basement of our house in Berkley Michigan.
About a year ago I decided to build a N scale railroad in my house. I first had to do a lot of reading about the changes in model railroading from the 1950’s. DCC what a change from having to section off different areas of your layout. Also what materials are now available for landscaping from card stock buildings to ground cover.
The theme of my railroad takes place in the early 1950’s on the Baltimore & Ohio rail line between Baltimore and Cincinnati. The village is in the mountains of West Virginia along Highway 50.
The main line along this route takes you through the mountains into the rolling farm lands of eastern Ohio. There are two spears one that will take you up into the village with a stop at the passenger depot. The second spear is to the local coal mines and trucking fright yard.
Forest with a fly fishing river
Cabin in the woods
Tunnel through Mountains
Local park, swimming and picnicking area.
Canoeing on a lake
Rapids that end in a fishing lake with a viaduct running over the fishing lake.
Cave/wild animal den
Farm with live stock
Wood frame Farm Houses
Local auto repair shop/gas station
Town Hall/Fire Station/Police station
News Paper Stand
Train Depot/Post Office
Consignment clothing store/Bed and Breakfast
Trading Post/Auction House
Farmer’s Market/Produce Stand
Gas Station/mini mart
A big thanks to Peter and Tom.
Loved what Peter did – he really did nurse it back to life.
And Tom’s layout is a little stunner, not bad at all for a first effort.
Hope you enjoyed them as much as me.
That’s all for today.
Please do keep ’em coming.
Stay safe. Stay sane. Keep busy. The Beginner’s Guide is here.