Sunday, 30 August 2009

Sunset and North Eastern is GO!

All Change - Sunset and North Eastern is GO!

So the space was too small. I moved to the garage with the intention of doing an English Seaside resort in the 50s but still didn't get to grips with it. So we cleared out the shed and used it for what we originally bought it for - a US outline Model Railroad!
I have always called my railroad The Sunset and North Eastern RR so that's what this one is. Having recently re-read Mixed Train Daily by Lucius Beebe - found in a bookshop when I was kindly given a trip on the Green Mountain Railroad in Vermont - a trip arranged by my good friend Dan Antion of Windsor Locks CT. I read this book when I was 20 and was entranced with the East Tennessee and West North Carolina RR - known to all as the Tweetsie. We even called our first cat Tweetsie in recognition of this. Hence I decided that a country short line was the way forward. More about that later but here is a video of one of the first smooth laps of the track.


video

The railroad is run using ZTC DCC so both trains are running under independent control. I hope to clear the top tomorrow so another post will give a better idea of what it looks like.