Wednesday, June 22, 2011

O Scale Fall in Pennsylvania (in Manitoba)

It's always fall on Ron's layout.

One of Ron  Loewen's favorite places is Pennsylvania in the fall. So when it came time for the Manitoban to build a layout, that state and time of year were natural choices.

Ron's three-rail layout fills the second floor of his two-car garage; Ron uses MTH DCS to run four trains at time. He like nothing better after a day of work than sitting back and watching trains run around the layout.

Other features include a six-foot long bridge, tunnels, smoke, sound and a camera on a flatcar that allows visitors to view trains from an engineer's perspective on a TV screen in the layout room.

Ron doesn't specialize in any railroad--whatever looks good is fine with him. He does have a fondness for billboard reefers, though.

I visited Ron just before an open house, when he was getting the layout ready for visitors; see photos below. A video of the layout can be found on my CP Rail Manitoba & Minnesota YouTube channel by clicking here.

Click here to see more photos from a follow-up visit to Ron's layout, including more fall foliage.

Ron in his layout room.

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