Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CSX Dixie Line: A Great N Scale Layout & Blog

Every now and then I check the stats on my blog. In particular, I’m interested in knowing how people found it.
Some visitors arrive via a Google search on keywords like “CP Rail,” “VIA,” or “coal loads.” Others come from blogs like Trackside Treasure and Confessions of a Train Geek.
One blog that sends a lot of traffic my way is CSX Dixie Line, a blog about a fabulous N scale layout being built by Jamie in Lilburn, GA.
The CSX Dixie Line is a three-level layout that occupies 18 x 9 room. It represents a small section of two CSX subdivisions that run between Atlanta and Nashville via Chattanooga.
According to Jamie, he chose that area because the amount and variety of traffic along the route; the lush scenery in the hills and mountains of northwest Georgia and south central Tennessee; and because “southeastern railroads seem to be severely underrepresented in the world of model railroads.”
The lower level.

Visitors to the blog can follow Jamie’s progress as he builds the layout, learn about the prototype, and pick up tips on hand-carving rocks, how to use a static grass applicator, build a modern highway, ballast track and solder track feeders (so they can’t be seen).
I find myself visiting the blog on a regular basis, always finding something new to read and admire. Check it out for yourself!

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