Pittsburgh and West Virginia and Union RR update

Started by TomW, February 25, 2021, 08:50:06 PM

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Mark Dalrymple

Some beautiful work, Tom.

Most realistic.

Cheers, Mark.


Love the update Tom.....great scenery work and mine scene.  8)  Keep the photos coming.  :)
Gregory P. DeMayo
General Construction Superintendent Emeritus
St. Louis & Denver Railroad
Longwood, FL


Hey Tom:

Love what you did with that scratchbuild. Beautiful job.


Dennis Bourey

Tom, That's a Beautiful Scratch build. Dennis
Dennis Bourey

Lake's Region RR
(Happy Modeling)


Very nice layout and structures !
Like the era you choose to model.
Tom Boyd in NE Minnesota


Avella Pa. House scratch built station scratch built backdrop photoshopped in.


West End of the P&WV , Tower by FOS. The branch line to Mifflin and Clairton take off at the tower. The main line goes to Connellsville.


Clairton interchange yard with the Union RR. I photoshopped in the backdrop of the real interchange yard. I tok the prototype picture in the early 90's. on the layout I had a WM engine the day I took the picture. In reality I know they went to Mifflin in the 70's using pooled power with the N&W. Just took modelers license for this shot. The bridge in the backdrop is the Ravensburg bridge .The photo is looking toward the N&W branch line.


Great work Tom. The photos and layout are really "moody"...you really capture the feel of the area modeled. I was flipping through thinking it looks familiar when I found Tom's link to the old thread and realized I had been there that day...2014? Wow...also cool to visit a layout and say to myself that I've seen this before in a magazine. I've been fortunate to have that one quite a few times at convention layout tours.  I often forget who I met with yesterday, but I have an amazing recall memory of Model Railroader (particularly 80's), music trivia, BMX and Skateboarding...if only I could clear some of that out for more practical knowledge :o

My favorite scene/detail that I just always associate with your layout is that cool mine vent (structure) with the giant fan behind the screen.


Keep It Rusty

As John said, the photos really do capture a perfect mood. And they can only do that thanks to some seriously great modeling. Keep those photos coming.


O Hommel layout update The scene is almost finished.


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Tom Langford



Nice grouping of buildings, granted you had something to go by, but the scene is well represented in miniature. Another impressive scene on the railroad!




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