European HO scale DCC

Yanni from Greece been in touch with some shots of his European HO scale DCC.

I do like it when a layout lands in my inbox from further afield!

It really doesn’t matter where you are in the world, if you’d like to share your layout just email me like Yanni did:

“Dear Al,

I’ve been following your site for years.

I can only praise you for your effort!

It’s very nice that you highlight new hobbyists.

I have been involved in train modelling since I can remember my childhood.

see some of my works.

Best regards!


HO scale tram

European HO scale DCC

HO scale ski lodge

European HO scale DCC

HO scale steam engine sidings

European HO scale DCC

European HO scale DCC

Now on Hall of Fame member, Dave:

“Hi Al , just downloaded a short video showing a few of my non sound Loco’s


dangerous dave loft model railway

European HO scale DCC

oo scale intercity 125 model train

oo scale passenger train

oo scale diesel passenger train

dangerous dave loft railway oo scale freight

oo scale steam passenger

European HO scale DCC

And lastly on to Peter who has been busy giving his locomotives a new lick of paint:

His last post is here if you want to get up to speed.

“Just thought about how much I got done this past year.. If you could post these it would be most appreciated.

Loco I started with

painting locomotive

Got it down to brass bones and added WP standard freight things; new pilot, hand rails, horn arrangement, radio antenna, etc.

painting locomotive

pic 3- final

painting locomotive

Thanks, Al


A big thanks to Peter, some model railroad jobs look thoroughly satisfying, and this is definitely one of those.

Thanks also to Dave and to Yanni for sharing his European HO scale DCC.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming – it’s getting a bit thin on the ground this end. Just mail me if you’d like to share anything.

And if today is the day you stop dreaming and start doing, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



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PPS HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

18 Responses to European HO scale DCC

  1. Stefanos Loisou says:

    Yia sou. Yanni
    Pollee oraia. A very detailed layout and superb lighting. Very effective. And regards to the other skilled modelers for excellent work. Thanks. Alistair

    for your efforts.
    From a fellow. Greek in. Ma and. Fl

  2. Colin Edinburgh says:

    Yanni. Outstanding both your layout and the photography. Keep us up to date please.
    Dave same comments to your good self.

  3. Dwight in Toronto says:

    Yanni – wonderful layout; very tastefully done.

    Peter – superb job on that beautiful diesel.
    Just curious – why did you eliminate the lower headlamp in your re-work? I’ve always loved the over/under headlights, especially with the upper lamp in gyro/mars mode, and the side markers lit up. Just this week I reconfigured an old N scale Kato E8 to have precisely those features using a LokSound 5 decoder and tiny 0402 red led’s for the side markers. It was a challenge, but turned out nicely.

  4. Stephen Hill Woodstock GA says:

    Yanni , that is a superb display , absolutely magnificent detail . You have certainly honed sone skills there my friend . The lighting and scenery are very realistic and I love all the old steam locos . Totally cool . Great job sir .

  5. Neal Jeffrey Perry says:

    Love that Deltech sound!


  6. George Zaky says:

    Very nice details and interesting layout. Well done.
    Peter-nice work
    DD- What happened to Tony’s? LOL
    There is some merit in running without the roar and hearing the click clack & creaks that somehow move the soul.
    Big Al-Thanks

  7. James Corradini says:

    Fantastic work all three of you but I do think that is the first time I’ve ever seen a Lotus Europa on a layout nice job

  8. Norman Stephens says:

    Dave I don’t agree with you I would much prefer to hear steam trains.

  9. Rob McCrain says:

    I am quite impressed with Yanni’s submission. The photos are artfully composed, the buildings are well chosen, and so is their placement. It is a wonderful layout to be proud of. Nice going. Dave, what can I say, your layout just keeps getting better with each iteration. It seems to me to be at a pinnacle right now. Your back scenes are very well blended into the foregrounds. I like it. Peter, beautiful work on the conversion. I admire what you’ve done. I have yet to try repainting a locomotive but hope to try my hand at it in the future.
    Rob McCrain – Farland Howe

  10. doug says:

    Very nice video, keep on railroading!

  11. Charles Maxim says:

    First, Yanni, nothing short of excellent. What a great layout.
    Next, Dave, you are the best, I never get tired of seeing your videos.
    Lastly Peter, truly a master craftsman, How long did the project take you.?

  12. Robert J Green says:

    Truly awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Dave Humphreys says:

    Amazing detail, Yanni. Beautiful layout.

  14. Gary M from Long Island says:

    Yani…..great looking layout………really good job eith the lighting……nice night time scenes.

    Dave……always great videos…

    Peter……beautiful work……great looking locos.

  15. Mr Ron from South Mississippi says:

    Greetings to all. I am 88 and finally I realize I can no longer do the modeling I did years ago. There was a time when I could work with tiny details, but not anymore. everyone of the contributors to this site have surpassed me with their skill. Ah; to be young again. I want to contribute, but age has caught up with me. I can now just admire the work of others. Although I have a Marklin layout, I cannot get it into a shape where I would like others to see it; especially scenery. Scenery takes some artistry skill which I do not possess. At this point, I can only admire the work of others.

  16. Jeffrey Gainsborg says:

    A magnificent layout!

  17. Mr D J Howarth says:

    Peter i just love to see those Western Pacific Loos from bygone days , and yannin thats a great layout you have built there ,…Thank you al for your comment re my layout …Dangerous Dave

  18. David Schaffner says:

    Yanni, great imagination to your moment of capturing a scene. great layout and see buildings and houses you never see in the USA. Are they kits or fully assembled??
    Dangerous Dave, always a delight to watch your videos.. Seems to be always something new on your layout. Love your buildings and such.
    You don’t see them in the states like that…Love the Deltic sound.
    Love the small cattle cars and square caboose. You must have a small fortune tied up in so many engines and freight cars….Are your houses from a kit?

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