This website is a collection of images relating to my way of practicing HO scale model railroading.
Most of it still consists of my previous layout, the Monocacy Valley Branch, based on a
ficticious subdivision of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad that ran between Frederick, MD and
Gettysburg, PA. The centerpiece of this layout was a model steel mill based on a
collection of Walthers CornerstoneTM
series building kits and some scratchbuilt structures.
Since I moved into my new house, time has been quite scarce so I have not gotten past the erecting of
the benchwork. I've rediscovered my Michigan roots and developed a yearning to build a lakeside
steel mill like those found around Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland. With a two-car garage at my disposal,
I now have just enough space. In addition to the B&O, it will be served by my own private pike,
the Iron Belt Route (a-k-a the Chicago and Lake Erie) which runs from Chicago, IL to Buffalo, NY
and all points in between.