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Let me introduce myself; Ronald, born in the Netherlands Europe, 54, married to Wanda with 2 kids (24 and 27) and 1 granddaughter of 7 who lives with us.
I'm a modeller as long as I remember, trains where always part of my life. My father started with Fleischmann H0 which later went to me. I expanded with European stuff like Roco and somewhere end of the nineties the American bug really bite me. '98 I bought my first 2 US Atlas H0 locos and from that point on I was hooked to American trains.
1999 started my "career" as exhibition layout builder with my first H0 layout "Metusa Junction". From there I build another 5 for exhibitions in H0, 0N30 and 1:55n3.
Now I'm starting another adventure in 0 scale. That bug bit me hard after I realized the potential of the scale. I also needed a bigger challenge in building after the almost all kit / kitbash building with the previous layouts.
The theme; As the title states it will be situated in Vernon, LA. It is a perfect subject for switching as it is really dense build and trains have to go between buildings and across streets.
The district was/is operated by the LAJ, the Los Angeles Junction RR. They had there own equipment, nowadays it mostly BNSF locos that are switching this area. My layout will be "proto-freelanced", that is proto for trying to capture the feel of the real thing and freelance for the operating part. My layout will be switched by a few Santa Fe locomotives together with a old BN GP9.
The area I want to model:
After struggeling with the theme and the way to build it I decided to build a 6-module layout. The earlier effort was incorporated so that it not be wasted. The plan I want to replicate:
So I started my build these days. I already had made some carton modules with the plan layed out on. The layout will have no hidden staging yard, ony visible. To the right is the LAJ A-yard situated from which the Vernon area is delivered with cars. I also incorporated a loco-service track to sho off my locomotive fleet
The plan on my living room floor:
As you see there are 4 modules that are 110 cm (= approx. 3,5 foot) and 2 modules on the end of 60 cm (that is 2 foot).
So far, later on I will show you the first buiding efforts.
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