I’m proudly sharing
my first model train layout with y’all. The Cheesy System is a
lesson in efficiency measuring 48” X 69”. Notice the stretegery I
used to provide access to the bathroom and underwear drawer by cutting
out the corners of the layout.
Milwaukee Road SD18 doesn't have a horn so I improvise with air whistle
seen standing in the center of the track next to the Hiawatha billboard.
Some people may think the whistle isn't appropriate for a diesel but I
don't care these are after all toy trains.
was preparing to lay down the new mainline of a O27 track to accommodate
my Milwaukee Special the evening it arrived when the power went out.
Luckily my battery operated billboard provided enough light to find a
flashlight. With a few cordless tools, I was still able to put down the
track and thirty minutes later when the power returned we were ready to
I decided I'd add a mountain to the layout it took fifteen seconds to
pull the Charlton Heston kite off the wall and lean it against the
dresser. If I ever decide to put a tunnel through Mt. Heston, I figure
it will take about five seconds to lean it over the track.
love the "Cheesy System" alterations are fast and easy leaving
more time for operations.
can see the Cheesy
System in Action!