Tony Koester’s recent book on Allen McClelland’s Virginian & Ohio was an incredible tribute to a man who’s work made the hobby I’ve known my whole life. It also inspired me to do a little “What would Allen do?” work to bring little bits of the V&O to my own world.
One of the best running N scale layouts I’ve operated on uses under the table slide switches for turnout control. It inspired me to do the same on my “New NCR” layout. This is how I do it.
I decided to shoot some overview photos of all the progress I’ve been making ahead of my open house. Here’s the layout as it sat at the end of May 2018.
Eastern Seaboard Models makes some really great cars (including an X58 boxcar that I STILL laud over my HO modeler friends). They also have a yearly photo contest, and for the third year in a row, I got a spot on the podium.
I had some fun running a local around the BANTRAK layout setup at the B&O Museum in December of 2014.