This is my time machine to the 1950s for some trackside railfanning. The layout is small (30 inches by 10 feet) but it is well detailed and I use it like a movie set for photos and videos to recreate long lost railfan images. I like prototype modeling and most of what is on the layout is accurate for the PRR of the 1950s. I give myself some latitude in dates as I include both steam and first generation diesels. Passenger equipment includes some two-tone Fleet of Modernism paint scheme, but mostly tuscan cars. Freight equipment is mostly Circle-Keystone scheme, but there is some Shadow-Keystone. The freight equipment includes a prototypical mix of PRR and off-line roads. I am in the process of weathering most of the freight equipment (factory-air loving collectors turn away now!).
The layout consists of a double track mainline (yes, it should be four-track) and six staging tracks in the hidden rear half of the layout. The curved tracks at either end are also hidden to avoid viewing unprototypical sharp curves. The foreground tracks includes an interlocking plant, and pass through a town loosely modeled on Huntingdon, PA. I have scratch-built HUNT Tower. If I ever get around to rebuilding the layout, I will probably model Huntingdon more accurately including the tower, station, 4th Street grade crossing, and the Huntingdon & Broad Top interchange at the station.
Enjoy the photos and let me know your comments.