Tom’s been busy on his U shaped HO scale layout:
“This is my first serious attempt . It is HO. Been at it about 3 or 4 years. Other hobbies get in the way, especially in summer!
Started out with diesel power circa 1990 to present day.
Recently I have decided to build a much larger layout in one of my business buildings when I retire. So I am changing this layout to steam era 1950-1960s.
The larger layout will be diesel. I will be able to work on the current U shaped HO scale layout in my basement until then.
I enjoy building mountains and scenery the most, so my layouts are based around the Appalachia region of Kentucky and Virginia and just generally the South. Of course a lot of that is coal mining.
Tom H. Ohio, USA.”
Stunning stuff from Tom. And his first layout too. For everybody else there is always the Beginner’s Guide.
U shaped layouts are always popular because of the thorny issue of access. It doesn’t matter how big a room you have for your layout, if you can’t get to all of it, comfortably, you’re sunk.
I know that may sound simple and obvious, but it’s something that comes up time and time again on the blog.
Now on to other stuff. That famous engine the Flying Scotsman has sprung back to life. And I’ve had a few emails asking why the number on it has changed. It was 4472, but now it’s 60103. I haven’t a clue why – but I’d love to know if anyone does.
Also in the same bag, The Flying Scotsman’s claim to fame was being the first loco to do 100 mph – but some folk say it was The City of Truro.
Can anyone put me out of my misery??
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming. Don’t forget the ebay cheat sheet. Now’s the time that it really pays.