Model RR layout taking place in 1943...

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Model RR layout taking place in 1943...

Post by Lee Bishop » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:02 pm

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This is the model railroad layout I've wanted to model since I was a kid. It's a small On30 gauge layout in a 11X10' room, showing a fictional branch line of the real-life East Tennessee & Western North Carolina RR. It runs up the valley where my parents grew up in, taking place in 1943, when Dad and Mom would have been 7 and 6, respectively.
All the rolling stock is modified to some degree, and almost all the structures are scratch built. I have four ten-wheelers, representing ET&WNC locomotives 9, 11, 12 and 14 (14 was on the White Pass & Yukon by this time, so I'm departing into a 'parallel universe' concept there).
More info here if you're curious: http://www.freewebs.com/willysmb44/modeltrains.htm
There is a military presence on the layout, but not a huge one:
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More random shots here showing various stages of completion:
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Re: Model RR layout taking place in 1943...

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:04 am

Well done. Thanks for the post.
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Re: Model RR layout taking place in 1943...

Post by Lee Bishop » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:18 am

Thanks!
I also took a couple of simple videos with my cell. I have a really good camera and plan on putting together something much more polished as soon as the background scenery is better looking:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZjh9BYNCVc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubJBfhME-CA
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Re: Model RR layout taking place in 1943...

Post by Lee Bishop » Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:24 pm

Some more shots:
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Re: Model RR layout taking place in 1943...

Post by TopKick » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:03 am

Outstanding! 8)
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