Friday 24 April 2015

A Visit to the Green Mountain Route

One of the finished scenes on Don Janes  Green Mountain Route.
On Wednesday I headed over for a visit with Don Janes and plan our trip to Collinsville, Connecticut. The Railway Prototype Modelers Meet is coming up next month. Our room got booked and checks in the mail. This past week Don got his layout's final rail section in. The Green Mountain Route is now a continuous loop. Don will fill you in on that shortly. We watched a few of his trains and engines loop around the layout and finally getting broke in. Mostly we spent the day catching up  and swapping modeling material we had collected for each other. Part way through the day his mail arrived with his new Rapido passenger engine with a number that regularly ran through New England. It is a great engine and has me thinking about one. Don's layout runs great now and the duck-under added is very simple in style and to remove...wish I had thought of that when I had mine....George Dutka

The unfinished area of Don's layout was his workshop not long ago. Don also uses the same IKEA storage units I do. Most of  his detail parts are found in there along with engine storage. Engines store well in the drawers.
Looking into the peninsula from the end. Part of the scene is now completed.
FPA-4 is a new arrival from Rapido to the Green Mountain Route. It sounds great.

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