It's been a few years since I've posted here, but I'm not dead yet! Yes, its been quiet from old Quinntopia, but we're still going. Life is just too busy. Plus, I have too many hobbies, so I was mainly focused on my comic book collection for a few years, and then I got back into building the latest version of Quinntopia (ver 3 I think?) and then I picked up a 1978 Gottlieb Sinbad pinball machine and have been working on THAT, so my most recent layout priorities have taken a backseat to that project.
But, I'm still here!
In fact, you could say what I'm building now is an urban layout - which also happens to have trains!
Here's a few images of where I am now. There's a lot more to do - and a lot of people and more cars to add - but I've been mainly working on scratch-building the metro-station, wiring the Metro line (eleveated) to operate automatically, and wiring in the cars, street lights, etc... A few more cars with lights and I think that will be enough.
Her's a link to my new layout - at least the urban grid:
I've actually been working on this new layout for over two years. What's amazing is that my first layout only took a year to complete! Of course, I have a much more demanding job now in addition to other 'hobby distractions'! LOL!
Here's a few more photos:
This is an older photo (from last winter) right when I started adding buildings to the layout:
As I mentioned, I put a lot of detail into somethings, including things that probably won't matter, such as these platforms that are inside the Metro Station.
This is my scratchbuilt/kit-based metro station about two years back..took about a year to finish!