Old West Miners Town
My layout is still a work in progress. By no means is it finished, but it is at least somewhat presentable. I’ve still got some work on placement of horse troughs, hitching posts, livery fence, people, more realistic walkways, light posts, etc. But the buildings and cemetery are essentially in place. Only one building is not from Old West Scenery, which had already been purchased before finding the Old West Scenery product line. There are other places planned out on the layout for their buildings, but I’m focusing on one section at a time.
My inspiration for building this stems from my dad. When I was young I recall watching old black and white western shows and movies. My dad was a mechanic on mining equipment, making many trips to mines in Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Death Valley, and many others. He would bring back photos of the places he traveled to. There were so many cool old ghost towns nearby the modern mining sites. As I’ve gotten older, we have taken trips to explore the mountains of Death Valley, San Bernardino, and Imperial County. I’ve seen many old abandoned towns and mining operations. It’s fun to explore all these old places, so much so it has become a part of me.
I live in a small apartment and don’t have a lot of space, so N-scale was my scale choice. The coffee table made the most sense, easy to move as needed.
Thanks Tom, and Old West Scenery, for creating the ideal products to make my dream train layout possible.