|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.