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 Posted: Sun Apr 9th, 2017 10:52 pm
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Joined: Sun May 27th, 2012
Location: Missoula, Montana USA
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Thanks Ken and Woodie!

The backdrops are amazing, and use both paint and photos to blend together something quite unique.  As you can see, there's still a few spots where some backdrops, even removable ones, could still be placed to enhance the look.  But those are added at the clubs discretion (and budget) so probably not happening yet.

The track plan consists of two loops, on which up to about 7 trains can be placed.  We've got enough sidings that we can even run opposite directions on the mainline, just like they do over Bozeman Pass!

The small loop stays in the main room, running over the peak of the pass, through Livingston, and "Logan" (not actually the name for that area, but for the purposes of the video, it fit well).

The big loop runs through the same areas as the small loop, but also has branches into the East Subdivision (Bozeman, in this video) and the Gardiner Loop.  Both of those branches can be blocked off to do switching, maintenance, or run-bys for visitors.

While this HO scale layout is impressive, it's not the only one in the basement.  It has to share space with a large O scale layout that was built and donated be a club member who passed away back in 2010.  And a new layout for 2017 is a 3x8 N scale layout.  At some point I'd like to make a video dedicated to each of those as well, maybe even do a walk through.


James W.

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