“This is the 4th generation Abingdon & Crane Railroad which I started about 20 years ago when the kids wouldn’t clean up their toy room. It became my toy room!
The A&C is a girder and homosote based layout with plaster, paper towel and window screen landscaping and is always under construction. It is very analog and primitive, but derailments are almost 100% operator error.
The layout is quite tongue-in-cheek, very American and very thematic, representing in no particular era, two small towns connected by the railroad, Crane, New York and Abingdon, Pennsylvania.
The railroads motto is “Best li’l road in two states”. These photos show the New York State side of the railroad.
The Abingdon & Crane Railroad
Holland, NY, USA, Proprietor”
Next up is another video from Alan (his last one is here). It really does show off his layout:
Thanks to Alan and Larry.
And if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, don’t sit on the side lines any longer. Get a track plan, get the guide, and get building. Any model railroader will tell you, getting started is more than half the battle.