Model Train Layouts
Mostly O gauge layouts.... Lionel, #Lionel, Mike's Train House (#MTH), Williams by Bachmann, Weaver Trains, etc....
This 4’ X 8’ Christmas themed train layout is an enhanced version of the MTH RealTrax “TWICE AROUND” track plan from the Ready to Run catalog. It is built of ½” 4’ x 8’ plywood topped with Homosote and supported underneath with 1x4s on 16” centers. The red spindle railings are oak and the green fascia is poplar. It has 2 handles on each end and swivel casters on one long side to facilitate moving. The control panel has switches for track siding power, building lighting, turnouts, & the uncoup
Track Weathering Lionel FasTrack is very toy looking out of the box. With some work and techniques we have developed we are able to give it a great look. The rail sides are painted with rust color paint, then we coat the roadbed angles with glue and sprinkle ballast to cover. The glue with the ballast will also attach the track to the foam base. Once it is all dry we go over the road bed with a black paint wash. The area on the right shows the first test we have done. We are testing different p