1/24/2008

Rob's Maine Central

It's a cold October morning in 1984 somewhere in a little town in northern New England. The old engine shop doors are opened, a place where steam once slept. Now the 569, a GP-7, is fired up.
As she comes out of the shop into the low morning sun and the crew shows up.
After switching the local lumber yard the crew takes a early lunch.
Later in the morning the local freight roars into the junction from Portland.
I have been bitten by the model railroad bug again, and created a shelf layout. I used a 1x2 frame with a 2" foam base on top. The shelf is 12 foot long, two 6 foot sections bolted together from 24" deep to 16" deep. I used code 83 track from Atlas and used MRC's DCC Prodigy Express for control. I have always wanted to model the fall colors, modeling the B&M, CP, Maine Central along with my own short line the Central Terminal, I'm able to. The "plan" is someday build a layout centered around St Johnsbury, VT in the 80's. Lots of CP Alco's and first and second generation power from the MEC and B&M. I have been inspired by Mike McNamara and Mike Confalone's Fifth-season New England Short Line. So I hope you can see I don't only run this site, I actually do model!
Rob D

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spectacular Rob...I can't wait for some of that great craftsmanship to start appearing on my layout.
Brad

mikemc said...

Looks good Rob! Thanks for the plug and link to my web site. I do need to update it though. Do checkout mainecentral.blogspot.com for updates related to the layout and my model railroading activities.

Mike Mc.

fredericb said...

That's really great Rob. Amazing what you can do in such small space. BTW, can you email me a track plan of your modules. It would be more than appreciated. I've got about the same space to create a layout. frederic.begin@videotron.ca. Thanks in advance.