August 15, 2004
The layout is N-scale,
fully-scenicked, with an
emphasis on northeastern Canadian railroads (Bangor & Aroostook,
Boston & Maine, Canadian National, and Canadian Pacific). The
layout is U-shaped, and includes 3 independent loops for continuous
running of multiple trains at different elevations, with each loop
being approximately 35 feet in length.
Jim says he has been working on the
layout for about 14 years, but says that most of the work was done in
the first five. This is a pretty complete model
railroad if there is such a thing. The
scenery is done, the structures are in place, and the track work is
superb. Jim has three independent loops that allow
operation of multiple trains at different elevations.