Gary Randall and I knew each other from Scale Rails, a train club in Fort Myers, Fla. [See Great Model Railroads 2017. – Ed.] When Gary approached me to help build and design his new layout, I knew it would be a great project. I’d worked with him on several club projects and was impressed with his attention to detail and modeling skills.
When I went to Gary’s home to see the room where the layout would be built, we started talking about the footprint and type of layout, how wide the aisle should be, and more. We decided a walk-in, G-shaped layout with no duckunders would be the best solution.