Nov 15, 2005
Here are a few shots from my layout. Comments welcome.
Bravo...brother... Bravo! Looks like your layout would be alot of fun to operate.... nice cars, nice scenery the correct railroad.
*drools with envy* Very nice,even if it is HO,very nice indeedy,any more pic's?
Ooh yes! Definitely the right railroad, I have always liked the CN - especially the Alco/MLW locos and the striped paint scheme.
Excellent looking layout even for HO
OK, here are a couple more. Enjoy!
wow! You have done a fine job, the scenery is superb and those alco's are the business!
Good job. I like the color of the rock castings, especially in the second photo of the first post.
In the other pictures, I like the CN cars right behind the CN loco's. That is something I am trying to do on my layout. That is run about 70% to 80% home road rolling stock (C&O). It matches most of the prototype pictures I have seen and is just a nice effect in reinforcing the realism.
Thanks for all the positive feedback. Here are a few more to enjoy:
man, i could drink coffee and watch the action from that railside cafe all day! one day i shall have to railfan in canada, im only across lake erie every time i visit the states!
I hope I'm not boring you with all these photos. Here are a few more.
This caboose is just passing my junk yard scene:
Extra 5523 East has just moved onto the bridge at Cold River:
This scene is just east of the Cold River bridge:
Obey those crossing signals!
Kee them coming it is all ways nice to see great pictures no matter what scale it is.
Here are some broad view shots of the train room. It measures about 33' long by 26' wide. Please overlook the numberous tree armatures and general junk lying about.
That is one layout to be very proud of. Must have been working on it for a long time.
Yeah, it seems like I've been at it forever. It's totally a one-man project. All the track is handlaid and the turnouts are too. I go at it in fits and starts. I like operating so much that scenery tends to take a back seat...so progress is slow. But, as you can see, some scenery does get done.
I think I began this layout about 15 years ago, after adding a 14' addition to our house. We had the addition added with a big steel I-beam supporting the upper floor... hence, no posts visible in the train room.
How have I been missing this thread? Too much time in the N scale forum?
Also, I like the bench work and the fascia style. All of mine is exposed right now. I want to make it more finished, but I will probably just use curtains and not be this well done. Very nice!
(Hate to think I might have to spend more time on the HO forum. Just a joke, you guys!! )
What I like about this layout is that it is not overly complicated with loops and layers and helixes etc. Looks like this layout has good operational capacity as well as the capability to just allow you to watch trains run.
Right, it's essentially point-to-point but it has a cut through track just before each end branch. This allows for continuous running around the two peninsulas. To increase the running distance between towns, I bypass each town as I approach it the first time, go around the two peninsulas, and then stop at the town the second time.
Also, I wanted to avoid a spaghetti-type layout, so it is pretty much linear. As you face any part of the layout, east is to the right and west to the left (just like a map) and the road never doubles back on itself.
There is a town on each side of each peninsula and with no backdrop between them, the towns essentially do double duty for each side.
My layout does that, too. I like it like that, but the other concept is to view none of the other operators and be out on the mail line by your self. For some reason, I really like the open view of the layout.