Atlanta 2016 – Visting Peter Youngblood

On the way back from HQ we called in at Peter Youngblood’s wonderful layout.  He and his lovely wife Melody went for lunch with us and then spent the afternoon showing us his ATSF layout.

Peter is a gifted master model railroader and here’s the evidence:

At the start of the layout is a stockyard with the first of a herd of cattle coming in from the right:

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Behind them, a long way back, is one steer sat down on the job!

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

This is a stunning trestle across a canyon.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

At the bottom of the canyon is an ingenious N scale train that runs through.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

The scratch built saloon at Lamy.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Here’s baggage cart at Lamy.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Looking back with the S-curve behind you and Lamy in the distance.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Lamy

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Peter Youngblood

Entering the S-curve.

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Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

S-curve

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

A glimpse through a canyon wall break to the S-curve bridge.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Peter showed us his inspiration for the S-curve spider bridge, so-called because the concrete plinths are to the side of the bridge.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

S-curve bridge.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

After the S-curve is this bridge.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Immediately at the start of the run is this scene.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

And along to to this.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

There’s a street of buildings along the left.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

At the end of run is this drive-in movie theatre.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Looking back from the end.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

I love this WeighStation and am inspired to do something with my own weigh scales.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

This underpass is another prototype scene.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Raton!

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Beyond Raton, is this perfectly modelled tunnel mouth.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

And here’s the prototype:

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

The tunnel itself needs access so here’s the tunnel side,

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

And here it is flipped open.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

I love shots where you see how a layout was built.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

What a workshop!

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Clark was inspired and started measuring up!

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Peter did this diorama as an example of what you can do with a box car shell:

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Peter also does Modelling with the Masters and this year, in Indy, he’ll be building this exquisite diorama with the clinic attendees.

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

More scenery…

Peter Youngblood
Peter Youngblood

Peter’s layout is on the Piedmont Pilgrimage and you can see more here.

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