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After running trains on Corey’s O gauge layout for a while, we shifted focus to his HO scale layout, which he calls “Littleville on the Little D&H”.
Littleville is Corey’s first HO scale layout, and is probably the smallest continuous-run layout I’ve seen.
Before I say anything else, I just want to say one word- Wow. I still have trouble comprehending how an O gauger made this beautiful piece of artwork.
Although the trackplan is simple- just a double loop with a two-track yard and one industry- the potential is enormous.
As you can see from these overhead shots, everything about this layout fits with each other. When I first saw the layout, my first thought was “This is somewhere east of Mechanicville, NY on the D&H”. You’ll never guess what Corey’s intention was…
Let’s start our tour at the Littleville Shops. Although freelanced, the shop sign is quite similar to the D&H Colonie Shops. Next to the engine shed is a coal tower and freight house which instantly make me think of North Creek. I mean, it’s not like Corey’s been there before. Hmm…
In case you’re wondering, yes, I need one of those D&H Jordan Spreaders.
Moving into Littleville, we see a a couple of buildings and a small gas station.
The mainline starts to curve around the corner of the layout and crosses the main road on a very D&H-y overpass.
Coming around the bend we get to our next scenic feature, the tunnel. This is really well done, and you can tell that Corey used his past experience making the tunnel on his O gauge layout.
Coming around to the other side of the layout, the tracks cross the main road again.
Why is this main road going across the layout and meeting at grade and going under concept so familiar to me? Oh wait…
See? I did have a couple of good ideas… Turning around we find a small industry. Feed mill? Co-op? Agway? Either way, it’s a beautiful building.
I didn’t get many more photos, as I was shooting videos with the same camera, but let’s just take a minute to realize how awesome the Woodland Scenics American Flags are.
I can’t wait to share my video of Corey’s layouts. The first will be out this Friday…
I’d like to give a huge thanks to Corey and his family for having us visit, and of course for showing us around Mohawk Yard 5 days before. As Corey says, “If you’re new, don’t forget to subscribe, and I’ll see you in the next video/livestream/WHATEVER I do, so stay tuned..” -Harrison
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