Tom’s pics

“Well. Alastair, from one old man to another, there is nothing that makes me happier than showing my model railroad photos and my track plans formerly drawn with WinRail and MS Paint but currently drawn with WinRail and Paint.NET.

Here is a selection of attachments including progress on the Northwest Crossing MRRC Parker module and progress on the crude and vacuum unit that caused so much trouble but is due to bring so much glory when it finds its place on Free-MoN modules dedicated to petroleum transport, refining, and general handling on or near Houston’s own ship channel as seen from Google Earth.

Tom”

Plan is clickable!


“Hi Al just posted this one , new Loco I have just acquired , the Deltic , one of the favoured ones in the UK for all the railway fans and hobbyist , she needs a re blow on the sound , but what a beautiful Loco …

Regards

Dave”



And I know some of you have had trouble getting on the ‘ebay cheat sheet’ so I have changed it, have a look it’s here.

Please let me know if you have any problems with it.

Best

Al

37 responses to “Tom’s pics”

  1. Ralph Berry says:

    Tom
    What a marvelous layout, the oi refinery has so much detail it looks like it might actually produce motor spirit.

  2. Duane Hampton says:

    BOTH SIGHT AND SOUND OF YOUR FANTASTIC LAYOUT GIVE THIS OLD MAN A THRILL, FROM WHAT I SEE OF THE BUILDINGS IN THE BACKGROUND, CAN I ASSUME YOU ARE IN “GREAT BRITTAN”? THANK YOU FOR SHARING WHAT THE LONG AND SOMETIMES TEDIOUS HOURS OF WORK YOU HAVE DONE BUILDING YOUR LAYOUT HAVE PRODUCED, I NEARLY EXPECTED TO SEE THE PEOPLE MOVING ABOUT…

    DUANE HAMPTON

  3. Ken Merrick says:

    Very impressive !

  4. thanks for the tips…i adjust them to my O scale lay outs, where i can…you have so much talent…

  5. Pat Taylor says:

    I have seen a lot of kit bashing but never anything close to that great structure you created. Wonderful job on the refinery and your landscaping.

  6. Very nice and the layout is exceptional. Job well done. I never thought to use Google earth to recreate an area. Thanks for the idea.

  7. John Dye says:

    Hi thanks for sharing your layout with us. What are the dimensions of your layout. Thanks, John (Yuma, AZ)

  8. Some great buildings you have constructed there Tom from Google Images ..well done Sir .

  9. Roland Burch says:

    Tom, great layout with wonderful detail. What scale is your layout and the size in feet?

  10. Ray Appenzeller says:

    Wow! You really have created a masterpiece of a layout. I am so impressed with your work and attention to detail. Very amazing working! Thank you for sharing it!

  11. paul Otway says:

    well done so realistic

  12. Tom Oliver says:

    I am stunned by the amount of detail! Superb effort Tom! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Robert says:

    I love to see masses of track packed into the available space; and this is the best example I’ve seen. Fantastic! Well Done. Need a lot of stock to populate all those sidings and turntable slots, how wonderful!

  14. PETER BENSON says:

    NICE VIDEO LOVELY TO WATCH,

  15. Gary Eales says:

    What a fantastic layout Tom.

  16. Bud says:

    Yours is the best sculpted, detailed hillside that I have about ever seen! Rocks and soil are very realistic and I love the way you have a road cut between hillsides. Great work.

  17. keith says:

    just love what you have none

  18. keith says:

    how long have you been doing this layout
    regards keith

  19. THOMAS says:

    YOUR LAYOUT IS LOOKING BETTER ALL THE TIME.

  20. RalphG says:

    Nice Very Nice
    Question on the layout picture
    Upper right has two mains line crossing 4 main lines
    Is this a over under or a massive X crossing???
    Can you send me the elevation details?

    Thanks
    RG

  21. jim morris says:

    OUTSTANDING.

  22. Jeff Salisbury says:

    Nice work, I worked in oil for 30 years. Pipelines, terminals, tank farms. Like what you have done.

  23. John says:

    Dave I wanna see a driver in that cab please! LOL!

    JohnE UK

  24. Jim Cubie says:

    Thanks for the track plan. What is the size of the layout?

  25. Chris says:

    Hello, what scale is it and what are the dimensions of your layout. It looks like N-scale on and 8’x7′ plan? Many thanks for sharing.Chris

  26. Les says:

    Hello Tom – I really like your layout so could you please give me the actual dimensions of it.

    Kind regards and happy modelling,

    Les ( in Melbourne)

  27. Fred Pohl says:

    This looks great very awesome a lot of guys really go to lengths to be detailed

  28. Craig Burton says:

    Tom,what an AWESOME layout!! Very nice work!! Craig,Vt.

  29. Rick Mallon (Houston Texas) says:

    Tom,
    Great layout. What scale is it.

  30. Warren Ferguson says:

    Tom, looking at your work reminds me so much of driving along Hwy 225, and over the ship channel bridge in Houston! Brings it all back again after a lot of years away. Wonderful work. Thank you for sharing.

  31. David Hannan says:

    Northwest Crossing – just stunning!

    The lighting really makes it! That is exceptional – you should be very proud of your work! Well done!

  32. Brad says:

    Tom,exceptional work.Love the fact the layout is not needlessly cluttered,very realistic.The tower is just SWEET.Nice work

  33. Dave W says:

    Awesome refinery, I am looking at a chemical plant, what kit did you use?

  34. Hemi says:

    NICE work guys!!!! WOW. that refinery is impressive!!!!!! LOVE the lighting!!!! ~Hemi

  35. The oil refinery is truly impressive. Dave’s layout is always impressive. A true hobbyist. I always look forward to seeing Dave’s layout and the new creations he comes up with! Farmer AL

  36. Fred Driver says:

    I can only reiterate the many other requests and ask the scale and the actual size of the layout. I am in the middle of planing my layout for 00 and that is exactly what I want with the exception of the two turntables. Pleeeeze?

  37. Fred Driver says:

    To Dave, luv your layout and I can only dream. One thing if I may, I notice your centre platform has a down ramp leading to the grass between the tracks. Shouldn’t that have a dead end there with a barrier “do not cross” – you know for safety? I would hate to see one of your passengers go down that ramp and try to cross the tracks instead of using the overhead stairs and get run over by your new loco class 55!

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