My husband and I became volunteer managers of an HO Scale model train room at our area’s Senior Recreation Center last year. How we have created the waterfalls and other scenes are shown here.
We found donated, non-working trains stored away in old boxes. They deserved to be seen and enjoyed. So, creating a railroad museum allowed these antiques to be displayed.
I’ve never considered myself an artist, but the walls needed some painted scenery for the trains to travel past.
A (circular track) helix that’s designed to bring the trains to the upper or lower level of tracks doesn’t allow me to reach portions of the wall.
HO model trains pass by the Kennecott mine on the upper level and vignettes of our West Valley City and surrounding areas on the lower level.
We recently added the Great Salt Lake scene with its historical Saltair and Antelope Island. Sail boats launching from the marina are included on the lake.
Trains, both real and make believe, hold so many wonderful childhood memories.