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Video: Layout tour of the Texas, Colorado & Western

Take a tour of this N scale model railroad
This is a video layout tour of Ron Marsh's N-scale layout, the Texas Colorado & Western Railway. The TC&W is a protolanced model of BNSF operations From Fort Worth, TX, into central Colorado in 2008. The layout is a double deck, point-to-point style with approximately 100 feet of visible mainline, a 9 1/2 turn helix at one end, and 8 track staging yards with reversing loops on each end in an adjoining utility room. He used Peco medium radius (approx. #6) turnouts and have an 18" minimum radius on the mainline and through the helix. The focal point of the layout is operations in and around North Yard in Saginaw, TX, a northern suburb of Fort Worth. The railroad has great operating opportunities with switching points at numerous industries and interchanges with Union Pacific, For Worth and Western, and Wichita Tillman and Jackson Railroads. The Colorado mountain scenery is completely fictitious, an aesthetic choice made because the layout shares space with the family's family room.

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