This page is to document my home layout, Kettle Falls & Snag Cove RR. It is an On3 layout set in the early 1950's with the Pacific Northwest as it's backdrop. Yorke Freight House, few pieces of rolling stock below, benchwork is progressing and will have more pics by the end of year.
Here are a few beginning pics. I am a big fan of the Red Stag Exhibition Layout that Geoff Knott and friends built a few years back. (a good part of it survives in Mr Knott's basement). The layout is planned to be in sections, 3 to 5 ft sections so it can moved if need be. It hangs on the wall, must like a picture with an angled wooden cleat on tha layout that overlaps a cleat on the benchwork. Gravity does the rest, and it is very strong. After several moves up and down I finally settled on the height of lower benchwork, 52 inches, Track height 55 -70+ and the top of the Box at + 33 from the lower benchwork at 88 inches with an lighting valance to close up the space. It leaves @ 28 inches exposed. I like the scenery and trains to be up close and eye level. This layout will require a lot of trees. The background will mostly be scenery of twine, floral wire trees and foreground trees of Balsa and Caspia, with Natural Pine trunks with Asparagus fern flocked also.. Will be cutting the Shadow box ribs soon so winter will allow me to build sections as I please a section at a time with two always going so scenery and track flows., More pics to follow, comments always welcome
Updated Feb 2, 2010, been busy working on projects for friends. Between paint coats on some brass passenger cars, knocked out a couple of trees. Not exactly Red Stag yet, but 3 ft trees are fun to build. Lots of pics to be added in the next few weeks as lots of things getting finished. The first 4 pics are of a Thomas Yorke Hillside Cabin Kit, it is destined to be a ramshackle Fishing/Hunting Lodge at the edge of a bank,