Recently visited my cousins railroad...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by vanda32547, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    This past weekend I visited my relatives in Melbourne FL and was amazed at the progress of my cousin Art's new Narrow Gauge S railroad. Very impressive...he scratch built most of the structures.

    Art does alot of research before he started this project. (He used to model HO but has decided on Sn3) He visited the area he intended to model many times. Bought books about the railroad he intended on modeling. Researched drawings and took tons of pictures on his excursions for reference.

    I wish I had the skills and patience he has to be so involved in this hobby, however with very little free time, I model no particular railroad. Mine is a small freestyle layout and I enjoy working on it and running trains on it alot. I thought I might share his webpage so ya'll could take a look at what he is doing with his Rio Grand Southern Railroad...

    enjoy. :D
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks for sharing the link Bob! Your cousin has one heck of a nice layout in the works, please keep us posted with updates. Better yet get him to join the Gauge then he can keep us posted! :D :D :D
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

    Looks like the start of a good thing, Bob. Do you know how he made his backdrops, they're gorgeous.
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Bob,
    Some excelleny modelling on that website, I like the backscenes, they look like real photographs.

  5. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

    They are real photographs...

    On one of Art's trips out there, he took photos and then had them blown up to use as backdrops. He also took pictures of any surviving buildings so he can scratch build them for his layout.

    Like I said before... my hat goes off to him. He has inspired me to get back to working on my own layout...however, it will never be as well thought out and executed as his railroad is. One side bar though... he is retired and has plenty of time to travel and work on his railroad :D
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd


    The curtain being blown out the window on the Ridgeway station was a neat touch.

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