Words of Paul:
Glad to share. I had the fun of being one of the tour stops when the NMRA came to Atlanta last summer. My current layout is in the development stages in its 4th house since I started 25 years ago. These pictures are a mixture of shots from the previous home and the new 20’ freight yard and engine service facility in the new home.
Thanks a lot Paul for sharing your images. Here are the images of Paul’s HO layout model train. So enjoy these wonderful images and get inspired!
South River Modelworks
South River Modelworks
My favorite building. Spent a year working on this one. The bricks and stones are individually painted. Yea, I can get real “O-C”! I got tired of hand cutting the 400 grit sandpaper for the shingles, so I put a guy up on the roof installing new shingles with some bundles of shingles along the roof.
A B&O diesel running behind the stores in West Newton, MA. Yea, the B&O didn’t go into Massachusetts, but my home town was West Newton, and I like the B&O paint scheme.
Waterfall over the Charles River
Unloading in the freight yard
Unloading in the freight yard.
Woman selling flowers by the main train station.
There are several shots of the Point of Rocks station.
My Dad at age 84 helped me build this 30” long, 17” high double track trestle. There are about 1,200 bolts in the bridge.
Playing chess at the local gas station.
Fishing along the Charles.
Another view of one of the SRM buildings.
Three tenement flats. The woman at the base of the stairs is not real happy that her son won’t come down from the third floor to carry up the basket of clean clothes. Three men are working on their truck
while some other women and their daughters are hanging up clothes on the line.
On the other end of the tenement flats two boys are playing.
Buster is sleeping while his owner and the manager of the gas
station play another game of checkers.
An aerial view of the downtown hotel. Notice the two sidewalk chalk artists creating a Batman and Robin scene while a construction crew finishes up some water main repairs on the other end of the sidewalk.
A third SRM building.
Same building, different view along the rivers where they converge.
Meanwhile, a local customer is getting a soft drink from the machine while the station attendant cleans the windshield.
A close up of the men working on the truck. The Doberman is barking at the squirrel who is taunting him from atop the hood of the truck.
A freight train is passing by the Point of Rocks station while a man catches a taxi for his trip home.
Back at the SCM dairy, two fellows are enjoying a break from their work loading milk cannisters onto the box car.
This end of the 12’ x 20’ HO layout had two mainlines on both the lower and upper levels. A double track helix under West Newton gradually worked its way up past the SCM factory and the Waltham Screw Company to merge with the upper main lines just beyond the flour mill.
The local newsboy is selling the morning paper to customers awaiting the commuter train into Boston.
The Waltham Screw Company (named after the company my Dad worked for when I was a kid in the 1950’s) is getting some repair work to its main entrance.
Marking his territory.
Another view of the Waltham Screw Company.