Got this in from Ken, and the pictures speak for themselves. Best of all, the whole family rolled their sleeves up and got involved:
“I worked for the Milwaukee Road and CP Rail for 42 years as a locomotive engineer.
I retired in 2009 and began building this layout in 2011. The layout is 16 feet at its longest point and 12 feet wide in places.
I worked in the Chicago area and modeled this layout according to some of the yards I switched out, such as Bensenville yard where I would start out to Chicago’s Goose Island. My sons have been a big part of this layout also. My older son , Joe constructed the foundation and my younger son Mark, the scenery.
A lot of the buildings were kits that I put together and painted. My family and I have truly enjoyed watching this layout grow and come to life making it what it is today. We enjoy having other families visit and enjoy it as much as we do.
I appreciate all you do for model railroading. Thanks!
A huge thank you to Paul for sharing. It’s easy to look at a layout like his and think, “Wow! Probably best if I just stay on the sideline and watch.”
But where’s the fun in that?
Starting is the key, and that’s what the Beginner’s Guide is for.
Just remember, there was a time when Ken, and Richard, had never made a layout before… It’s all about having a go.
That’s all this time folks.
Please do keep ’em coming. Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.