Tracy’s layout update

Tracy has been back in touch. Here’s his first post if you missed it.

And best of all, here’s the layout he made from the leftovers of the first one!

“These are all of the pictures I have of my lake and river The same layout 1and 2.

As you can see the second time went much better.

Hope you enjoy.














I think Tracy’s water scenes are fantastic. He’s got them looking spot on.

Don’t forget there’s lots of water tips and trick in the Beginner’s Guide.

That’s all this time folks.

Please keep ’em coming.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

36 Responses to Tracy’s layout update

  1. jim Sulkosky says:

    Great job with the water effects, keep up the great work.

  2. mark Allen says:

    VERY, VERY nice!!!!

  3. Tom Sawyer says:

    Excellent! I certainly enjoyed seeing such a great looking waterway. Place a gold star by your name.

  4. Mike says:

    Very nice

  5. Helmut Eppich says:

    Great job! Sure looks like the real thing. Similar to Hollywood special effects makers. Nice!

  6. Tommy says:

    excellent work on the water

  7. Just fantastic is all I can say !

  8. Fred says:

    This looks like “hall of fame work”. Excellent detail. Rock work looks real. One of the better layouts as far as scenery goes.

  9. Joe Wrigjt says:

    Great work on the water scenery. I can see a lot of time and effort went into it. Thank you for posting. Joe

  10. George Ross says:

    Best I Have Seen In A Long Time. Great Layout Overall.

  11. Eric says:

    Fantastic water effects Tracy. Well done looks very realistic.

    Eric (Leeds)UK

  12. Raymond L says:

    Fantasic waterway work. So realistic looking, I kept listening for the sound of water over the falls, & downstream … Well Done, Tracy, very WELL DONE !!!

  13. Douglas Gard says:

    Very, very, nice. I wish I was half as good. oh, well

    i’ll keep trying

  14. Victor Heffern says:

    Very nice— great detail !

  15. Excellent water falls etc.

  16. Larry says:

    Excellent work! Now… can you provide a tutorial with step-by-step procedures so that we can ALL learn how to create such masterpieces?

  17. Daniel says:

    Great work and your water scenes! How about some information on your rock painting which is excellent! Keep up the great work.
    Dan from Boston!

  18. John Reynolds says:

    Nice work

  19. Macbear says:

    An amazing standard. Just got back from an exhibition and would think that if Tracy had a stand with these water features on show there would be a crowd – including some exhibitors. Inspirational. Thankyou.

  20. Cary B says:

    Nice work, thoroughly enjoyed the pictures and especially the layout made with left overs. great modeling.

    Cary B from Frederick MD

  21. ARNIE STEINER says:

    Tracy — very nice job on modeling water. The rapidly moving and pooling water looks excellent. Did you use Woodland Scenics Water Effects and Realistic Water? The placid water effects are equally well done and convincing. Did you us an epoxy resin as might be found in Magic Water? The scene with the canoes is particularly visually appealing. — Arnie

  22. Jim rosenburg says:

    Great realism. Enjoyed the whole lay out.

  23. paul Otway says:

    It looks so real.


  24. Ian Mc Donald says:

    great work. extreme patience and craftsmanship at its best.

  25. David De Bondi says:

    You’re to be commended on your water scenery Tracy. Really life like, quite stunning! Any tips on how you achieved this and with what products would be relished.
    Thanks for the inspiration, David

  26. James Maitlasnd says:

    Well they sure do look all wet. Great job! We could send you some water from the B & O RR Museum since we have had a bunch lately, but your’s is much better looking.

  27. Tracy Brown says:

    oh my god after all of that the best and most realistic ones aren’t here !!!!!!

  28. nick says:

    Nice work

  29. Ken Stramel says:

    Looks so real. Nice job.

  30. Mike RICHARDSON says:

    Tracy, you have great talent in designing a layout and in building scenery. Your layout is beautiful. The water scenes look so real.

  31. Louis F. Caputo says:

    I join in with all previous respondents in applauding the meticulous and convincing water effects — have seen few better than Tracy’s! Now I would hope he moves on to weathering loco and cars as well as his tracks for a truly A+ layout.

  32. Warren C Gobin says:

    Hes done a very good job on this part of his layout. I hope someday I can do as good.

  33. Ray Suckling says:

    Great water effects, how about a tutorial………………

  34. Gary M from Long Island says:

    Tracy…….beautiful water scenes and effects. Can you put together a tutorial on your method.

  35. David L says:

    Very Nice. Wish I was so successful with water features.

  36. Erick says:

    Kool looking. I hope mine comes out that good.

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