Bob’s been in touch with his Rocky Mountain model train layout:
“Although residing in Houston, I love to travel to North American mountains, particularly the Rocky Mountains.
I deeply enjoy several railroad liveries. Although I grew up in Oklahoma ( ATSF Country), I also enjoy many other schemes.
After moving to another home, I have limited space for an HO layout and decided to migrate to N scale.
I still enjoy Ho and have retained one track for HO trains.
Because of space and radius limitations, I decided to make several ovals with a rural city and a mountain/Train garage.
You should notice that there are 5 separate N scale tracks and one HO track. Separate power supplies are available for each track.
This allows me to hide trains in the mountain and roll them into action when desired.
This provides great pleasure when working with limited space.
I also enjoy trading on Ebay and enjoy buying non-working equipment for repairs/restoration and use or resale.
I call my layout “ Rocky Mountain Junction” so as to represent the many rail lines in or near the Rocky Mountains.
As town scenery varies little from the Mexico border to central Canada. Switching rail lines is a simple operation.
I have tons of rolling stock and can display many combinations.
I hope you enjoy the attached pictures.
My train departure schedule is also attached.
Robert (Bob) Williams”
A big thanks to Bob – I know what he means about ebay – there’s some great stuff to chop up or trade at the moment (latest ebay cheat sheet here).
And I wanted to thank everyone for all the comments on the last few posts, especially Arnie’s. I do enjoy reading them.
Please do keep ’em coming.
PS The Beginner’s guide is here if you’re feeling inspired.