Enclosed is my son’s HO layout which he completed a few months ago.
When my sons were 6 and 9 years old we would put together layouts every Christmas Holiday season.
Themes each year would be Wild West, Modern Military. Calvary and Indians and modern city layouts circa 50s and 60s.
As they grew and became adults their hobby was put on hold and all was put away . Since I am a graphic artist and painter were all hand painted and the boys early on would build, paint and produce their own layouts.
Jump now to today, and the boys haven’t done any train layouts since they were very young.
The three of us we reminiscing about the great times we had in years past working together building our “train platforms”.
So my youngest son decided to start a new HO layout.
Work begun and was completed a few months later. We all contributed and my oldest son researched and purchased people and vehicles from all over the world while my youngest planned and built the 3.5′ x 8′.
I surprised the boys by telling them I kept all the buildings, houses, people, track & etc. ( I can’t believe how expensive today compared to many years ago).
A lot of new track, foliage, people and vehicles along with some hand built buildings, docks, billboards, etc.
Please take a look and let me know if you would like to see more photos (and video) as well as track design and details of the design.
(images are clickable)
just uploaded this video , it is with the Deltic now with the bass reflex speaker fitted and of course re-blown, also have added a good few more sound Loco`s just to give viewers an insight as to how they can sound , which can be a bit off putting sometimes hearing them through a computer , but does give some idea of the sounds .
See what’s been added to the latest ebay cheat sheet here.
That’s all for today folks.
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