Saturday, December 27, 2014

From This

To this

In 5 hours.
With a lot of help from my friends, Trevor Marshall and Chris Abbott.
They came down from Toronto to help with the demolition and removal of the layout. A bin arrives Monday, and from there it'll be but a memory.
Funny, my wife, Kate, is more upset about this than I am. I had a lot of fun building this layout. Learned a few things that I hope to apply to the next one. I definitely want to follow the same prototype and operational scheme, just want more distance between the towns. I haven't decided if it'll be another 2 level layout or how it will fill the available space. Have to move in first and get the shop spaces working.
They do come down a lot faster than they go up.


Chris Ellis said...

I've enjoyed watching your layout progress over time. While the driveway pile was shocking to see, I can relate to the excitement of building a new layout. Best wishes on your new layout and home.

Anonymous said...


It sounds like you've got a really good wife. Better keep her! I'm really glad to hear that you are going to continue to model the Wabash!

gary roe
quincy, illinois

Trevor said...

Despite the nature of the task at hand, it was a terrific day - and I look forward to helping you design and build Wabash 2.0 (or something else) in your next basement.
Thank Kate again fro the terrific pickled onions, which are the real reason I made the trip. ;-)

Anonymous said...


Sorry to see the old Wabash go, but long may the new Wabash live and may it be resurrected soon.

Maynard Stowe