My Layout - Scottland

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jesso, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I like those trees to the side of the crossing. Who made'em? ...or did you?
  2. jesso

    jesso Member

    All trees on the layout are Heki trees that I got a Brooklyn Locomotive Works. There are two boxes of trees on the layout and each one cost $13.95.
  3. jesso

    jesso Member

    More Progress

    I'm finally working on my subdivision, eventually it will have my current house, my old house and my friend's house. (There was going to be a lot more, but then I found out how big HO scale is)

    Here is the real thing:

    Here is the HO model inspired by real events :)

    Lastly, I finally covered my hillside with rocks and also wanted to show the backyard.
  4. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Very nice scratch build. You don't see modern houses too often.
  5. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I agee, very nice! What did you use for the front and Garage doors?
  6. wickman

    wickman Member

    Nice work , won't be long before summer\fall has passed and I'll also find some precious modeling time. Keep up the great work and keep the pics coming :wave:
  7. jesso

    jesso Member

    MilesWestern - The doors and window frames are made out of cardstock cut with a laser. The garage door on front is laser engraved on.

    Mooreway drew up the model for me and I put it together. Eventually I hope I will get better at building kits.
  8. jesso

    jesso Member


    With the addition of the parking lot, I have finally finished putting road in. I also put in the walking traills. I am going to work on the thin walking trail park tomorrow and start building another house. It is so nice to have the majority of the white styrofoam covered up.

  9. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Scott, that is really looking good:thumb::thumb:.

  10. ukulele8421

    ukulele8421 New Member

    Oh man, I wish I could do something like that!
  11. jesso

    jesso Member

    ukulele8421 - In N Scale, this layout would easily fit in your 3x5 requirements (it may fit 2x4, but it would be close!). There are lots of great small N scale layouts on that link I sent you plus several people here have GREAT small N Scale layouts. Check out Herc Driver's. His is fairly small and it photographs really well.

    And trust me, if I can build something, anybody can.
  12. mooreway

    mooreway Member

    Your layout is really coming together. I look forward to seeing the next house I designed for you put together. Keep up the good work. :thumb:

  13. jesso

    jesso Member

    Park Opening!

    The TLJ Trail Park was completed today. It allows a narrow area between the tracks that was previously unused to be for the betterment of the health of the community.


    Our first jogger:

    The corner of the park:
  14. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    HEY, that was a GREAT IDEA SCOTT!:thumb::thumb::thumb: , NICELY done too!:winki::mrgreen: .
    :deano: -Deano
  15. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    I think that lighter green tree in the middle of the jogging path needs a park bench underneath it complete with a transient sleeping under newspapers and a couple wine bottles laying on the grass underneath!:mrgreen:
  16. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    I admire you greatly for building such a contemporary layout, as no onle else has even bothered to create the things you already have easily achieved, such as a modern Light Rail Station, a tract home, and a small community park with a modern, interesting jogging path. I really would like to see what a layout of greater dimensions could look like with your fervor to model our uo-to-the-minute present, if nothing else it makes for one heck of a layout!

    I agree about the betterment of the health of the community only if you fence off the nearby mainline with that 79mph speed limit! :razz:
  17. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Hey, I tried to do a little city park around a water feature with a jogging path in the first of my three coffee tables! If you can ignore the blur and look really close, you can see all kinds of people sitting on park benches but no joggers. I guess nobody liked it for jogging.:cry:
  18. jesso

    jesso Member

    Nobody can jog during the day in Arizona! It's too hot! Now I am sure if were to take a night picture, there would be lots of joggers with their little flashlights running around.sign1
  19. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I love the jogging park! What a nifty little scene just right for that space!
    Adding the jogging figure really finishes it off nicely.
  20. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Scott, I love that jogger! What a nice little scene and great idea to fill this small space between the tracks :thumb::thumb:.

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