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:
Behind them, a long way back, is one steer sat down on the job!
This is a stunning trestle across a canyon.
At the bottom of the canyon is an ingenious N scale train that runs through.
The scratch built saloon at Lamy.
Here’s baggage cart at Lamy.
Looking back with the S-curve behind you and Lamy in the distance.
Entering the S-curve.
A glimpse through a canyon wall break to the S-curve bridge.
Peter showed us his inspiration for the S-curve spider bridge, so-called because the concrete plinths are to the side of the bridge.
After the S-curve is this bridge.
Immediately at the start of the run is this scene.
And along to to this.
There’s a street of buildings along the left.
At the end of run is this drive-in movie theatre.
Looking back from the end.
I love this WeighStation and am inspired to do something with my own weigh scales.
This underpass is another prototype scene.
Beyond Raton, is this perfectly modelled tunnel mouth.
And here’s the prototype:
The tunnel itself needs access so here’s the tunnel side,
And here it is flipped open.
I love shots where you see how a layout was built.
What a workshop!
Clark was inspired and started measuring up!
Peter did this diorama as an example of what you can do with a box car shell:
Peter also does Modelling with the Masters and this year, in Indy, he’ll be building this exquisite diorama with the clinic attendees.
Peter’s layout is on the Piedmont Pilgrimage and you can see more here.