tend to say, "Wait till I am retired and have time to build
the layout I have always wanted." Well, that time has
come for me. Retirement, coupled with the new house, gave me
that once in a lifetime opportunity to build the "ultimate" train layout. Use all that experience from those
earlier layouts! No more excuses!
To give you an orientation, the basement is "L" shaped, about 72 feet on the long leg and 40 feet on the shorter. In one end I have a lounge area, workshop and rest room. The rest is all trains. Here is a link showing the high rail Layout Plan
On the following pages,
I tell the story of how we built the layouts and then share with
you some photos of what you will find in the Atonna basement.
Click on the Building
It link on the left to start the story of building the Seligman
and Paulden Lines. Since there have been so many changes over the years as well as new additions with dioramas and the Tempe layout, I have added separate links for their stories.
The Photo Album will be updated as I take more photos, so check back
every so often.