With autumn approaching, it's time to start on my much anticipated HO scale model railroad expansion. 1000 sq ft of table just isn't enough.
For those of you who don't know, I model an imaginary line between Berlin and Prague in the 1950s centered around the region of Silesia.. The topography is similar to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. My model world assumes that there was no iron curtain and communism fell along with Naziism after WWII.
My model railroad is home to almost 100 locomotives and hundreds of freight and passenger cars. The parts which are complete are highly detailed, Most buildings have detailed interiors which I built myself (try laying 1:87 scale wood flooring plank by plank it's rewarding).
I particularly enjoy steam locomotives, still common in Europe in the 1950s. My newer locomotives are fully equipped with smoke and sound. The sound of a steam locomotive chugging along can be quite relaxing....