Saturday, December 4, 2010
Something in the water in Austin
David talked about the new layout in 2009 from Model Railroader.
The latest version of my HO scale Cat Mountain & Santa Fe Ry. is rooted more firmly than ever in the full-size Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. It represents a change from the emphasis on industrial switching of my previous model railroad. That layout was based on the industrial zones around Lubbock, Texas, and I described it in Model Railroad Planning 2004. Since then I decided that I'd prefer a railroad that combined mainline operation with switching, while remaining faithful to the prototype. To explain how I reached that point, it helps to look back a few years.