Eastern - G Scale
Sometime in mid-summer 2003, amid the house painting and
landscaping and mowing and weeding and mulching, the topic of a
perennial garden came up.
My wife wanted to plant a perennial garden around the
perimeter of three large pine trees which surround the wellhead on our
property, in order to add some color and variety to our
large back yard.
Of course, being a train nut and a shrewd property negotiator, I agreed to build a perennial garden..... but only
on the condition that there would be a G Scale train layout incorporated into the design.
After much deliberation, I decided to
recreate one of my favorite vacations right in my back yard. Our
experience from a 2000
trip to the Durango & Silverton in Colorado would be brought back east to Michigan: hence the name
of the railroad - the Colorado Eastern.
The layout will be a very simple one, designed to reflect a few choice
scenes from our trip. Please use the links provided below to view the
different phases of the layout as it progressed from concept to completion.
looking north from our deck at the future layout site