John Hemsath MMR

HO Scale

Photos by Dave Williams

It’s September,1946, in a large industrial city of the Midwest. John’s freelanced HO scale Bay Lines occupies a 12’ x 16’ room upstairs. 75’ of mainline in a dog bone. The scenery is 100% complete. This switching layout is in a densely industrialized area and accommodates three guest engineers. John uses NCE wireless control, and all turnouts and uncoupling are manual.

Several structures on the layout are built on .080 plastic bases which can be swapped for another structure with the same size base. This gives some variety to the operators and provides the opportunity to use different types of rolling stock.

Photos of the layout were on the cover and inside the January 2019 issue of the NMRA Magazine. Among the AP certificates John has earned are Master Builder Cars, Scenery, and Structures

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