Greg’s been in touch with his 20×20 N scale:
“You guys have renewed my interest in working on my 20×10 L shaped N scale layout that I started years ago.
It models the Union Pacific Central Division Hub at Marysville, Kansas, about 1928.
I have a lot of work to do, as you can see from the pictures, but that’s the fun part!
Overview of the yards, which I simplified and shrunk to indoor size. That’s the “old” depot. A fancy Spanish style one was constructed in 1929.
Had to get in close to show my scratch built coaling crane and sand tower. The ash pit is dug in but not constructed yet.
I must have 40 more structures to build in the yards and industrial area nearby. More track to lay also.
Here’s the short leg of the L. You can see how I built the track base with three strips of 1/4” plywood curved and spaced apart.
I hand built the turnouts on the main line to a much gentler curve so my larger engines can take them easily.
I hope they come out with a 9000 series locomotive someday, I know they had trouble with the curves around here!
One turn around end is mostly done, needs weeds and finishing touches.
There are tracks! Everyone needs a tall bridge, even in Kansas!
The corn field lifts out for access.
The five story Pacific Hotel I built using DPM modular and scratch building techniques, it’s gone now so I had to do it from pictures.
A huge thanks to Greg for sharing his 20×10 N scale.
I do love it when the blog inspires people to start – and giving someone the enthusiam to carry on after a lull feels just as good.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout – just like Greg did.