Monday, January 5, 2015

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (and on the M & M Sub.)

The mirror makes it look like the tracks
go on and on . . . .

The legendary model railroader John Allen pioneered many innovations in the hobby, including the use of mirrors to make scenes appear larger.

Can you spot the mirror in Allen's
city of Port?

I don't have even a fraction of Allen's ability or artistry, but I, too, have a mirror on the Manitoba & Minnesota Sub.

In my case, it makes a couple of spurs at the Peace River mill look like they continue on beyond the layout room.

Since the tracks are tucked into a corner, behind a large mill building, the mirror isn't very noticeable. But a look in that direction enables the illusion.

Another of Allen's inventive mirrors.

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