This is a story about changing track – in pursuit of an Achievable Layout:
I’ve written on this blog before about the Southern Pacific Clovis branch from Fresno to Friant. I thought at one time that I’d build a layout inspired by this branch in Proto:48 – it’s one of my favourite lines. But it just didn’t fit my layout space – and then I discovered S scale, and the CNR line to Port Rowan.
But a friend was unhappy with his layout, and a recent trip to the La Mesa Model Railroad Club in San Diego convinced him of two things:
1 – He didn’t have enough space or regular crew to model Time Table and Train Order operations effectively.
2 – He really liked California railroading.
And then I told him that in addition to my collection of Proto:48 Southern Pacific steam I had three SP moguls, in HO scale – plus kits for cabooses, a station and an engine house.
Well, I don’t have those anymore – and Pierre Oliver has a new project.
“Well, my work here is done…”
– The Model Railroad Enabler
(I’ve turned off commenting on this post. I encourage you to join the conversation on Pierre’s blog!)