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Harvey Faulkner-Aston On30 gauge 7mm scale

Once upon a time there was the West....

What else do you call a model railroad layout influenced by Spaghetti Westerns, Clint Eastwood and Sister Sarah?

The layout has no historical base and we are not quite sure which State/Country it’s supposed to be set in either - Texas, Mexico or Spain, but there again who really cares?

The layout is of standard timber and plywood construction, easy enough to transport but resilient enough to withstand the rigours of exhibiting. The track used is the run-of-the-mill Peco code 100 Set Track buried up to the rail heads in graded sand ballast. Additional scenic details include Anita Décor’s “cacti” and other unusual desert plants, as well as two real cacti.

The majority of locomotives, passenger and freight cars are from the Bachmann 0n30 range, most either heavily weathered or kit-bashed. Some of the freight stock has been re-wheeled and also fitted with scale Kadee couplings. The electrics are the usual 12 volt DC as we like to keep this aspect of the layout as simple as possible. The switches (points) are all manually operated.

The most unusual feature of the layout is the buildings and figures. The buildings are all resin castings produced for the wargaming market with the figures being produced for the same.


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