« Pool Table Billiard Ball Set, Marble/Swirl Style Revell 1:196 USS Constitution » 3 thoughts on “Woodland Scenics HO Scale Grand Valley Layout Kit” 52 of 52 people found the following review helpful Easy and Fun, October 19, 2008 By P. Matthews (California) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Woodland Scenics HO Scale Grand Valley Layout Kit (Toy) I am a retired female who recently joined a railroad modeling club. To get started I bought the Grand Valley Layout Kit which arrived within a week. And the Amazon price is $100 less than your retail hobby shop. This is an excellent kit especially for beginners. Instructions are clear with picture illustrations. It certainly stimulates your creativity and allows you to make modifications with ease, if you want. I changed the track layout removing the “Y” section within the circular area so I could build an amusement park instead. The kit is packed with all you need minus the track and structures. I bought the hot glue gun and hot wire foam cutter that were recommended. They are excellent and easy to use. The Woodland Scenics Website offers lots of ideas and further instructions to enhance your modeling skills. I used flex track instead of what was recommended at the urging of my club members. And, they helped me install the first half since flex track was new to me. Otherwise, I am putting it together alone with club members giving me encouragement and additional ideas for scenic details. This is an excellent activity for grandparents and grandkids to do together, and I encourage females to try it. Model railroading seems to be dominated by older men. Woodland Scenic products allows the rest of us to enjoy this pastime providing lots of instructions and handy tools. The Grand Valley Layout Kit is a great way to get started on a pastime that can keep your interest for a long time. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Beautiful layout- be patient., July 6, 2014 By Jay Eckstein – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Woodland Scenics HO Scale Grand Valley Layout Kit (Toy) This is a great layout for anyone. I’m a beginner and my comfort level for building this has been low.. but a little patience and chatting with some local train store experts has made me feel better about doing this project. It took me a bit to finally realize it doesn’t have to look exactly like the box just close. The only thing I would suggest is if it had better pictures for reference. Also a few color pictures as well. I found this set up in a local train shop and went back with my camera to get all the angles so I would know how things are suggested to look. The only color picture is on the box and it’s a pretty big box to leave lying around for comparison. Overall though.. It is very nice and I would recommend even if it’s beyond your comfort zone. You’ll figure it out and it will look and work great. Good Luck. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful There is a lot to put together. The track …, February 9, 2015 By James Drew – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Woodland Scenics HO Scale Grand Valley Layout Kit (Toy) There is a lot to put together. The track kit is not available. It requires a lot more parts that the advertisement does not tell you about. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.