Andy’s really in to his Pennsylvania model train layout – and it really shows too:
“Hi, my name is Andy, and this is my train layout.
I really love the Pennsylvania Railroad and it’s history and own a few books on it. I am also into CSX AND CONRAIL.
My model railroad is based on an imaginary town named Brookfield, a Small Town in Northwestern, New Jersey, where the mainline travels through.
The Pennsylvania railroad model trains that run through are Amtrak, New York Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Reading, Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, CNJ, CSX, Conrail, Santa Fe, Burlington, and even the occasional Atlantic Coastline or Burlington Northern and from time to time.
Just about anything can go through there, depending on trackage rights, giving me the freedom to run any road I want!
My hobbies are Model Railroading, Chasing Trains and photographing and video taping them for my personal collection.
I also enjoy collecting CD’s, DVD’s, Die Cast Cars, Model Trains, Magazines, Listening to music, Playing with my computer, Going to concerts, Cats, Taking walks, and looking at the night sky.
I was born and grew up in Vineland, New Jersey, where my father took me for long walks on my uncle’s farm on Wheat Road in same town, and we watched the last of the steam engines rolling down the tracks on the central railroad.
Perhaps this has had a lot to do with me being into trains as I am. I also watched the diesels travel through Vineland, that would be Central Railroad of New Jersey, Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, Conrail, Winchester and Western, and for the remainder of my growing from childhood to adulthood and had my first model railroad layout at the age of 13.
Nowadays it’s CSX, NS and Winchester and Western.
I gave it up when I was 18 and got onto other things, only to return to the hobby at the age of 37, when I got bit once again by the bug after purchasing a G Scale Christmas train for under my Christmas tree.
A big thanks to Andy. What a layout! It’s not hard to see why people choose a Pennsylvania model train theme.
Just me, but I really do think picking a theme for a layout makes a huge difference.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here. Is today going to be the day?