The guys in this image look a bit small. No, it isn’t a photoshop gag, this is a shot of Tom Millers Fn3 indoor layout. Last week, during the Narrow Gauge Convention in Portland, Oregon, Clark Kooning took a few shots of this massive layout while on tour. Here is the description of the layout from the tour guide…
“Fn3 D&RGW LAYOUT - Measuring 45ft. x 90ft. with a 26 ft. ceiling, this layout has all the details usually seen on an HO layout.
Hundreds of ft. of Llagas Creek nickel silver track and switches. Motive power is Accucraft and Berlyn. Rolling stock is Hartford Prod. Powered by NCE DCC. Scenery is Bragdon Ent. Geodesic foam. Mountains go as high as 12ft. Thousands of hand made trees and bushes. Modeled after Colorado narrow gauge in the 1940’s with scenes from the D&RGW and RGS. Custom built structures, some with complete interiors and sound effects. Custom built lighting changes from day to night over a 30 minute period. “
Here is a link to a giant version of the image, the detail on this layout is amazing, as is its size!
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I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!
Posted by: Tim | 09-15-2008 | 11:09 AM
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