Video of Previous Layout

This is all that remains of my previous layout on the website www.drgwmodeler.com and prior to that on www.rgwmodeler.com, both different names for essentially the same layout, with a few place name changes.

This was my first Sn3 layout and perhaps my most ambitious.   I made this video to document the layout when I realized it would have to be demolished to accommodate a move to a different location.

 

I hired two people for two days to do the demolition, as I could not bring myself to destroy what I had painstakingly created over perhaps seven years.

So in adding this video to this website, which memorializes my last layout, it is interesting to see how my modeling has changed and perhaps progressed while my ambition has been reduced in quantity, if not in quality.

This layout, now gone, holds a special place in my memory.  All that I learned from that effort has informed and guided my work on my current layout, The Turquoise Line.

 

Please forgive the wavy video. 

It was an early effort with primitive equipment, but it is all I have left.

As of today, September 8, 2020, my model railroad is being demolished and the salvageable structures and rolling stock will be for sale through Rocky Mountain Trains.  
See additional comments and photos after demolition at the Scenery page at www.turquoiseline.com/scenery .
   
All model railroads eventually come to an end, as does life, except that with model railroads one may again recreate the golden moments of full scale railroads based on one's visions, whims, and desires.
I have been fortunate to have been a part of this great hobby, as it allowed me to better understand the physical universe, leading to my profession as a an engineer and builder.  Most importantly, I have discovered a diverse group of interesting people who share my love of railroads, to my great delight.
 
It has been a great run, as all last runs are meant to be, and I am peaceful and thankful for all that I have done as part of this hobby and the people who also enjoy it.
Full speed ahead!
Michael McCaffery
Santa Fe, NM  
September 11, 2020
Other websites of a more personal nature that might be of interest to the reader:
www.ellocopasa.com
www.myjourneytowardpeace.com 
www.michaelmccaffery.com
www.drgwmodeler.com

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