Thursday, August 10, 2017

My layout has been ripped out to make room for a new one.

This time I am building a narrow layout, 16 inches deep, which will eventually have a second layout above it and a third layout below it.

For starters, I am building an Inglenook Sidings layout with the sidings being a railroad car ferry.

I decided to go with the Inglenook Sidings after I sat down and sketched the different industries in the small town I grew up in.

We had a Del Monte cannery which had two siding tracks serving it.

We also had a packing shed, Federal Fruit Distributors, for which I was the office manager.  Again, this little industry had two tracks serving it.

We would fill the outer refrigerator cars first and then the ones closest to the building.

I have great memories of watching the Southern Pacific diesel switching the packing shed every day.

The railroad was in my backyard.  Most kids grew up climbing trees but I climbed on box cars every day.


  1. Darryl, that blacksmith model is really well done. I had to keep switching from photo to photo to see which was the real one, finally got it, (the 'real' figure position gave it away). A blacksmith shop is one I have always wanted to do, and still on my list. Maybe my next model.
    Tony Burgess

  2. I really like the idea of narrow shelves and multiple decks for a layout - would love to see what you are doing in 16” depth.