Craftsman Kits and castings in HO and O
started this page to share my new On30 layout. I do not at this time have
name for the layout. This is a small
layout that is 12' long and comes out 7 1/2'
from the wall at both ends . I will add a diagram of the track plan later. The
lower level has a point to point track for shays and a small loop for porters
and other small critters. The upper track with be a loop for porters and small
critters with several turnouts. The bottom track is in and running with out a
I'm currently working on the top level that will have several different
of bridges. Then the hard shell and the fun starts with the scenery. Below
find photos of the layout as it progresses. This is going to be a 1930's
and will have a small town with logging and mining sites. I think
this layout will show
what you can do in a small space.
Also I want to mention that Michael Jones from
Granite Creek designed the
track plan. I'm a scenery and detail man but not good
at making a good running
railroad. So it is with Michaels help that I will have
a easy running and easy to
I have had a few people ask
about the track plan for the layout. This layout
does a lot for such a small area. I now can run two trains easy without
switching etc. If you have any other questions just contact me.
Here is the
trestle from the lower level. This is the first thing you see as you walk
into the room. There are two other bridges on the lower
Here are a coupe shots showing the upper level and the
backdrop I chose.
Here is shot of a porter going over the large trestle.
Here are some picture of
the rock casting by the big trestle.
And now the fun starts the scenery is going in.
Here are some scenery shots around the trestle.
Upper Track and the first mountain above the trestle.
New pictures with the black boarder really defines the
edge of the layout
The next hill
New stuff for July
Here is a Stoney Creek
model that I cut down in length about a third. Then instead of
siding like in the original plans I added wood siding and shingles on the
Not quite done.
Pictures of the outside layout
Here are the latest pictures of the
inside layout. Hope you enjoy them. The first picture
on the left is a lift
out section. Hard to see the break. Also some pictures of the buildings
the 'Dog Town'. Using a lot
of natural rock and painting it.
Here are some new pictures of the
layout and this cool
Side Rod LOGGING LOCO
from a company called Modelzona
check them out on our links
page. Tim will whip you up one of these
great little models in no time and for a great price.
This section is a complete lift out
section to access any problems. Of course that is our
new shack in the
Here are some shots of the
outside layout the upper track is now down and waiting
for trestles. Some of
the plants are starting to take hold and experimenting with trees.
Also starting on the town and
some of the buildings. This town will be build on hills and
bad news for the
town drunks they just won't see that drop off. This will be one of those
wild and wooly towns. Lots of women and drinks for everyone (of course if you can pay).
With the help of a friend we redesigned
the town and came up with a better layout.
Wanted to make a town
with the high curbs and walkways. Also a building layout that
makes you look
at different angles to see more detail. Here are some shots below.
cool is that the whole town will come off to work on or service the track
Notice the pegs to make sure the town goes back to where it belongs.
Here are some current
pictures of the mining town
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