When I first started to date Jay he was all about his RC jets. We were at the flying field a good chunk of every weekend. Yet, just like every diamond-in-the-rough there are different facets to Jay, too. His mom told me once that he goes through spells of his hobbies. He was full-bore into skydiving, then he built his own full-scale airplane and flew that; there were the gas helicopters that he flew constantly; EDF technology came along, got better, and he got into the jets; his wife enables him and he gets heavy into 3D printing and his CNC machine. At some point in there he was into model trains, too. Well, we’ve come full circle and he’s getting back into the trains. He’s working on a large lay-out right now, but let me show you something that he did before I met him that I think is really neat.
Back in 2009 Jay was apparently bored. As he was watching TV one day he looked at his coffee table and thought, “You know what would look good on that? A train!” Except, he wasn’t thinking about painting a train on it. Nope. He was going to build a train track to run a locomotive around.
Lay out your track and figure out what you want to put in the scene. How many switches? Are there going to be any crossing gates? How many lines do you want running?
I’m not sure why Jay started using cake icing over here, but perhaps it makes the work easier to do?
Remember to build it up on BOTH sides of the track.
Also, you apparently need a LARGE amount of caffeine to get through this building stage.
This is a neatly-done job.