On30 in Virginia

I had a great time visiting a few On30 modelers and their layouts this month.

Tom Sullivan

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Tom has gotten a lot done on his new layout. This one has a Maine two foot theme.

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The layout has numerous operational focal points, with plenty to keep operators busy.

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I was impressed by how much historical information Tom is incorporating into the operation of this layout. As we discussed possibilities for managing operations, I learned a great deal about the two foot railroads.

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Train time in Albion. The local crew has a few sidings to work, and will have to turn the locomotive and combine for the return trip.


Ashe Rawls

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I am lucky to have Ashe as a neighbor. His new layout is a source of inspiration for me and everyone who visited during the Module Meet last March.

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Ashe has a real knack for building structures. His layout is an excellent vehicle for displaying his talents.

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A great source of tricks and tips, Ashe is always trying new techniques and materials.

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His layout is covered with highly detailed craftsman kits, and he is finishing up a big scratchbuilt sawmill with a complete interior.


Mike Nataluk

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Mike is well along in building a large layout that has modular benchwork

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Mike has brought his considerable modeling experience and vast collection of shop tools to bear on my kitbash conundrums.

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Mike and I both like to run smaller locomotives and rolling stock on our layouts. He has collected and built a wide range of smaller equipment.

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Very impressive little geared steam locomotive models populate his engine facilities.

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Mike also has an eye for creating little narrative scenes on his layout.

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I enjoyed looking through Mike’s collection of unpublished information about Maine two foot narrow gauge railroads.