P & C Railroad Version 2 - Progress Report - 2000-12 Report
12/10/2000
12/10/2000
About a week before the layout was to be taken down, I took these photos. This shot is looking toward North Ogle from in front of the closet.
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The final progress of Bears Paw Mountain.
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The final state of Closet Mountain. The reason for this layout needing to be taken down was this area. The grades were just too excessive. I could only run double-headed trains with only a few cars. The main line track went up this steep grade to the mid-way level in the closet, so that dictated the length of the trains. Then, of course, the only place where trains derailed was in the hidden track areas. That became a great source of frustration. At the time I was in a stressful job, and I didn't want to come home to a layout that gave me additional stress. I wanted a simpler, continuous-running layout.
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This is the final view of what you saw when you entered the room.
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And finally the cats were allowed to walk on the layout. They were very "helpful" when it was time to take the layout to the landfill.
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