This is NOT my layout - I saw it at the Model Train Show in Ranson, WV today and really liked it. It was more impressive at the show because of the flashing red and blue lights
Just fill in the blank. I've been saying for years that most model railroads end up showing the exceptions and unique rather than any sort of statistical normality. In many instances it is just the number of little people scattered all over everything.I'm a bit tired of.________.overdone.
I saw that at the NMRA national convention when it was in St. Louis. I thought it was a cute concept but the implementation felt toy trainish to me.The most "unusual" modular layout scene I've ever seen was at a show in St.Louis. Wasn't a typical fire scene, or accident type scene.
It was a module that had a thunderstorm with thunder and lightening, then a twirling tornado came out of the bottom of the storm, moved across the module, then lifted back up. The scene had a lot of "damage" to the structures on the modules, with debris scattered all around.
Our Youth in Model Railroading layout has one, and it is on my daughters module.My son and I started to make a game out of finding the Atlas switch tower on each layout. I think you are required to have at least one!
Ahhhhh, come on Tony. You're just too serious.Fire scenes, accident scenes and so forth ... not for me on my layout. We talk about scale and realism and trying to achieve as much realism as possible. How realistic is it to have a perpetual burning building or accident scene?
As a separate module for a show, I think they are fine and do provide interest, just not on a layout.
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