Dave’s Making Changes to his Layout

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

A model railroad is never finished and this is what makes model railroading so much fun.

While the task of constructing your layout, laying the track, and building your scenery is hard work, its also fun and immensely satisfying to do (almost as much fun as running the trains on it), so you are going to find that you will forever be expanding (if you have the room) and making changes. Most of the bigger home model railroad layouts that you see that take up entire rooms or garages, started as simple 4 x 8 table top layouts which have just expanded over the years.

Earlier this month I received news that Dave, a model railroader from the UK and the builder of one of my all time favorite layouts, was making some big changes to his layout. Admittedly to be honest, at first I was a little saddened as I love his layout, but after a minute or two I started to become quite excited at the prospect of what Dave was going to do next. Fortunately for us, Dave has been filming his progress and sharing how he builds up his scenery and layouts. You can check out the first 3 of these videos here:


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I’m really excited to see how this all turns out.

To see the next part of Dave’s updates you can see those here.

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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!

Leave A Reply (5 comments So Far)

  1. Jim McCall
    4 years ago

    My first time with this…and your efforts and talents! Will be back and…keep up The Cheer! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Jolly Jim McCall ‘n The Gals!

  2. dave
    4 years ago

    Thanks for posting Dan , just hope it helps to some who have not as yet started with Scenics

  3. Dan Morgan
    4 years ago

    Not a problem, myself and the visitors to this site LOVE your layout. So we should be thanking you for making these videos. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Gary
    4 years ago

    Dave, you make it look so easy. I am new at this and still having trouble making the rocks look realistic.

  5. Arlin Wauer
    4 years ago

    Dan, I appreciate you sending the updates of Dave’s work in progress as well as all the great hints other subscribers pass along.
    Sorry to have missed you in Australia last week but we didn’t have time to go to Perth. We did have a great time in Sydney.
    Happy Holidays,
    “Chug-along” Arlin… Coos Bay, Oregon USA

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