Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Midsouth Model Railroad club of Baton Rouge...


...is an informal club that meets once a week in a building owned by a club member. It is an impressive double stack layout that is built to represent the state of Louisiana. Visitors are welcome as well. It was nice to see a layout big enough to give a sense of distance and industries big enough to justify the car traffic to and from them. They are currently putting the finishing touches on a working signal system and Centralized Traffic Control.

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3 comments:

Cristake said...

Lot of work there, on this layout... I like especially that... hall? on the 5th picture, but probably because it looks kind of European (era 1 station or something...).
I feel some sort of difference between these "club layouts" and the personal layouts at home - and I wonder if it's only me to think like that. I mean, the club dioramas are always bigger, "richer" (in rolling stock and all stuff), while home layouts are smaller but... more loved? Or maybe it's the feeling that "it's mine, I can do it as I like", while the club layout has usually more than a "master"/owner.

Br'er Shaygetz said...

Clubs generally have established goals that everyone agrees on whereas home layouts tend to follow the whim of the owner. This club has set theirs squarely in Era 5 with modern cars and locomotives, only allowing steam locomotives for limited "excursion" type runs.

Greg Hoffert said...

I was very impressed watching your YouTube video, but was even more impressed going into your website and learning about a fellow believer who is also a model railroader.
I do have one elementary question to ask. On the freight warehouse in Avondale what color was used on the limestone/concrete. This appears to be the exact color which I am trying to obtain, but have not been successful.
Thanks for any information
gahoffert@yahoo.com