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model train scenery logs

I always get exited when I receive an email from Dave about a new video, as I know I’m going to be in for a treat. Listen out for Dave’s wife asking him if he wants a cup of tea 😀

Dave mentions that he picked up his logs from PoundLand, which for my non-UK readers out there is the equivalent of a 99 Cents or Dollar store. As you can see from the video, it is possible to pick up a LOT of logs for your money which is ideal if you have (or are thinking of adding) a timber yard or mill to your layout.

I’m sure that there are plenty of other ways that you can use logs lie these in your layout, other than the obvious log piles. If anyone knows of any or has a suggestion for a good way to use them in a layout then please leave your thoughts in the comment area below.

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!


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  1. simon
    5 years ago

    i think you could build log cabins or chalets with them.they would also be good for building a bridge structure

  2. Gordon
    5 years ago

    I love to see Dave’s video’s just wish I had the space. My small layout is only 6 x 4 and after 3 years is still in the making stages. I have made a couple of silos using lollypop sticks. Gordon

  3. Tim
    5 years ago

    What’s the web address displayed 1 minute in to Dave’s video? Why is it on two lines?

  4. Jim Goodwin
    5 years ago

    Thanks, Dave, for the tips and info. I would agree with Simon that those “logs” would work well for trestles and small bridges on an early country layout of some kind.

  5. Ken Sellards
    5 years ago

    I made my logs by cutting limbs from trees in the yard and from Christmas trees.. Of course it helps to live in the great North-West!!

  6. Ward Hammond
    5 years ago

    Use them to make retaining walls like those found in in mining areas of Colorado!
    Also, they should be great for trestles or log bridges.

  7. Steve Lindhurst
    5 years ago

    Where can you buy these un the U.S.?

  8. Paul coombs
    5 years ago

    Very interesting I’m just starting to build a layout and those logs would be perfect thanks for the video

  9. Pete
    5 years ago

    Hi Dave,
    Your layout has us all with our tongues hanging out. I like many are jealous of your creation.

    Keep up the excellent work, love to watch and see the new items.

    Thanks for sharing with us all.

    Pete from down under.

  10. Quinn McCord
    5 years ago

    I love the videos! Keep em coming. Especially the European trians. I am a Marklin guy as well as LGB and Lionel……

  11. Steve Lindhurst
    5 years ago

    My question still stands; Does anyone know where I can purchase this product in the United States?

  12. Dan Morgan
    5 years ago

    Hi Steve,

    At the moment I have got some American friends looking to see where this product is readily available in the US. In the UK you can pick it up in PoundLand stores as well as garden centers. I would imagine that a similar product must be available in the States. The product from the video is called “Willow style mini fence” and its used for bordering around lawns and flower beds.
    As soon as I hear anything (or if anyone else knows where you can get it) then it will be up in the comments.


  13. Dave
    5 years ago

    As Dan says I bought this roll from Poundland at of course £1 but they sell them in Garden Centers for about £5 .. $4 but plenty on them , Should think you will find them in garden shops over in the States
    thanks for all your Comments



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