Finally, we operated at Joe Kaspar’s layout. A legendary 52′ by 55′ of N scale with hand laid turnouts and bullet proof track work. I ran three trains through and it took two hours. Joe has handlaid all his turnouts.
Murray Yard. We drove along past the real one several times.
It is amazing the difference between the the UK and US layouts. The obvious one is size. The biggest UK layouts I have operated are dwarfed by the US layouts, some of which are bigger than my house! Modular is not big in Kansas City because of the space available.