Saturday, December 10, 2011
Cartel Member: Tom Conboy
I have been a model railroader for 27+ years, and I have worked on large layouts as well as small ones. My current layout is an 18" x 48" HO layout featuring the grain business of a small, Midwestern town. This layout includes a fiddle yard for staging as well as a sector plate for moving trains on and off the visible portion of the layout.
I discovered on my previous layout (4' x 6') that one does not need a large layout to conduct operations in a prototypical fashion. Micro layouts can (and do) offer realistic train movements with highly detailed scenes. All of this within a space that anyone could manage.
I plan to use this blog to share my ideas on planning, building, and operating micro model railroads.