Saturday, November 28, 2009

Layout Tours

The Piedmont Division of the NMRA's layout tour program called The Piedmont Pilgrimage is still one of my all time favorite events.

This weekend I was able to see Charles Aycock's Piedmont & Southern layout. This layout is complete and all the scenery is wonderfully done. I just had to stop and chat with Charlie about his dirt roads. They were wonderfully done and looked very realistic.

Ran into my friend I. D. Jackson who is ready to design his Georgia Northeastern Railroad, so I was able to pick up his deminsions. We'll send him the questionaire and then get started about Christmas time.

I also ran into Dan Berman and went to see his Georgia Southern layout. This was a track plan that I designed about two years ago just for Dan. While it doesn't fit an exact prototype it appears to be a lot of run to run. Dan has all the trackage in as well as the wiring.

By special appointment I was able to visit Perry Lamb's Utah, Colorado & Western. This is a fantastic modern layout and appears to be lots of fun to operate. His train room is finished to the "T" so it is always a nice place to visit.

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