It’s Alive!

Scenery progress on my HO scale micro tropical layout went slowly at first, but progress has sped up more recently. Since the last post about my Tropical Pizza layout, which technically is probably not really a “pizza” layout as it doesn’t have a continuous loop of track, I have been Read more…

Terraforming A Pizza

Making a HO scale micro pizza model railway layout to be more earth-like for scale sized citizens, plentiful plants and realistic railroads rendering. Terraforming is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying something to make it more Earth-like, usually to make it habitable by Earth-like life. It is something that to Read more…

Mais Bonito Brazilian

Vegetation and ground cover on the HO scale Brazilian Micro layout makes it is better looking and looking more like the region being modelled. “Mais bonito” in the title of this post is Portuguese and means “better looking”. Since the last post about my HO scale Brazilian–themed micro switchback layout, Read more…

Ruston Layout Scenery

Adding realistic scenery to a micro model railway layout gives the miniature trains some scenery to run through, and increases operating pleasure. On micro layout, scenery seems to be more important than it might seem to be on a much larger layout. This might be partially because of the sense Read more…

Micro Layouts progress

Pizza and 4×1 feet HO scale micro layouts for minimal space model railroading. 4×1 feet micro layout plan finalised, track laying started. Pizza Layout scenery. Over the last couple of weeks I have made good progress on the first 1200mm x 300mm (4×1 feet) micro layout, tentatively called “Box Street” Read more…

Big changes towards Micro Layouts

Big model railroad layouts equal big headaches to move, small or micro layouts lessen the brain strain! With the possibility of a house move, even a long distance one, always threatening on the horizon, I had only recently finished the scenery changes to an extension to my Dolton / Illinook Read more…