Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More on the Podcast layout

Scotty Mason, Doug Foscale (in photo), Jimmy Deignan (in top photo), and myself worked all day Monday, June 29th., building the podcast layout. We completed the frame, put down Masonite, one-inch blue foam and got all the track in place.

We used Walther's code 83 HO track and turnouts. The next step is to build the structures.

We'll resume construction after the NMRA convention in July.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Podcast Layout

If you haven't listened to our podcast yet you're missing three hours of fun every month. Scotty Mason, Jimmy Deignan, Doug Foscale, and I talk about model railroading, model structure kits, kit building, new products, the Craftsman Structure Show, and our new sponsor The Model Railroad Hobbyist e-zine. Scotty interviews the leading model railroader's every month. These have included, Tony Koester, George Sellios, Dick Elwell, Lou Sassi, Bob Hayden, John Olson, and many others.

We all decided to build a four foot by eight foot HO scale layout and have it ready for the Craftsman Structure Show in November. The trackplan is based upon one that appeared in print several years ago. Scotty has the construction materials, Jimmy has ordered the track and turnouts, and Doug and I are building structures.

When we actually start construction next week I'll post photos.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thanks for visiting my Blog.

I'm Dave Frary and in this blog I will try to share with you my continuing model railroad and scenery building adventures. I will try to keep the material interesting and current, and I promise to update it in a timely manner. I'll show you what I'm working on and the materials I'm using. I'll explain most techniques especially if they're not included in my book "How to Build Realistic model Railroad Scenery" or in any of my DVD's.

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