What a weekend! The Ntrak guys were
having a big get together in Chantily. JD's layout was on the
open house list for that event, as well as, for the Potomac
Division. Looked like a big crowd would come by to see the
Buffalo and Erie. All was ready Friday night. Saturday a
few NTrakers found the place, but mother nature had other ideas for the
weekend. It started to snow and boy did it snow. Lights
went out all over the area and 14" of the white stuff later it was
Sunday and time for the layout tour. Only one fearless visitor
and John Griffith showed up.
John has done a great job on the Buffalo and Erie. The trains ran
without a hitch. John still has a way to go but the backdrop is
complete, the hills are in place, and trees are coming along
nicely. You can get an idea of how well everything is coming
together in the accompanying photos.
The layout takes up the basement with lots of staging in the
furnace/laundry room. DCC is used for control. JD has
scratch built or kitbashed the structures needed to represent the
prototype. John plans to reschedule a layout tour for the summer
(no snow to worry about). So if you didn't make it this time look
for the Buffalo and Erie on our schedule again soon.
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