“Hi Al, Unfortunately, this layout is no more although I still have all the rolling stock and buildings, etc., but this video still exists and I like it very much.
I can picture myself riding my bicycle over the hill, as a child, to watch the trains go by at the junction and being plagued by a bug buzzing around me all day.
The layout was torn down to make way for construction when I finished my train room. I hope to build a new N scale layout someday.
The layout was my Colorado and North Western. It was an imaginary layout, but was supposed to be in Colorado along the east side of the Rocky Mountains where the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad once ran. (Now the BNSF)
My locomotives were all CB&Q and of course I had the California Zephyr set representing the train shortly after WW ll concluded. The two locomotives in the video are an EMD E7A and EMD 3Fa & b.
The sound decoders were installed by Caboose Hobbies in Denver, Colorado before their change of ownership. They did a really wonderful job. The sound of the car trucks is enhanced with additional sound, but the locomotives sounds and noises are all from the decoders in the locomotives themselves.
This layout was N scale and the locomotives are about the size of my thumb. So they are very small but with a big sound.
Rob McCrain of Farland Howe”
I been following your posts since I started to build a model railway for myself and my grandsons. The railway is going well and up and running with me now working on the signalling and scenery. I have an electrical wiring problem which I am hoping some of your readers can help me with.
Attached is a sketch of one section which I wish to signal. The second sketch shows what I am trying to achieve.
Basically what I want to do is when the train on the outside track wants to go to the inside track I want the signal near the level crossing to remain red but the route indicator to light up, also the signal to the right of the second set of points should go to red. All signals are default green but can be changed to red when necessary by using the lever. I can achieve what I want individually but feel that this can be done just by using the points motor to activate the lights
I have not gone down the route of DCC, wishing instead to educate my grandsons in the finer art of playing with train sets.
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I just loved Rob’s narrative. It paints a wonderful picture, and also shows in heaps what this hobby is all about: having fun.
And on another note, who can help Mike? I know he’s opened a can of worms with his ‘finer art’ thoughts!
That’s all today folks. You can leave a comment in the box below if you want to…
Please dont’ forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get going on your layout. Not only will it point you in the right direction, you should get a warm fuzzy feeling of smugness, because without the Beginner’s Guide, this site simply wouldn’t be here. So thank you to everyone who has taken the plunge.
Please do keep ’em coming folks.