The trains are running on both mainline tracks and the landscaping is coming to the stage when small details need to be added for making it "Real" the station canopy done and a lot of work has gone onto the indutrial/shunting areas
this post is going to be showing about six months of work on my new layout Starting with the Benchwork .and then some structures, starting with the station buildingThe trackworkand then the background (backdrop of an urban setting)was addedI then started on the CityNow to complete the City and run the trains
After what seems like ages I have an update to the scheme Actually a lot has been accomplished with all the buildings in the town More or less nearing completion and the baseboard is alsonearly doneI am now thinking and planning a much bigger layout to run all my trainsBut that will be for another posting
I model 'N' gauge trains which work out to 160:1 scale .I think this is the second most popular gauge after 'HO' which is 87:1 scale . N gives you the ability to model realistically large areas in limited space The trains running on this layout of which I don't have many rolling stock as they will have to be ...
A sketch of how the Layout might look like,A typical small town somewhere in the untamed frontiers of the west The steel tracks pushing further west to the promise of gold and Californiarailway workers and ranch hands sustaining the small town economy.
The first buildings are taking shape and as you can see from the pics they are alright but needs to be a little neater but that might come with a little practiceThe first one I don't know what it's function is yet, the second is the general store
The Bases for the layout have arrived courtesy of a timber furniture and all other things in timber manufacturer who is currently doing lots of work for usthere are two of them and I will have to choose the most suitable, in this case the one with the bigger circumference and smoother under side.
When I was about five years old, my cousin who was around twelve at the time used to create matchstick towns to complement their matchbox vehicle collection. I remember the whole floor of their bedroom except for the furniture was a miniature town, the roads were drawn with chalk from school. This was the inspiration that drove me to what ...