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Keep an eye on the Milwaukee Special above some day it will grow up to be a Olympian Hiawatha

Im proudly sharing my first model train layout with yall. 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.

 

My 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. 

 

I 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 run. 

 

When 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.

 

I love the "Cheesy System" Alterations are fast and easy leaving more time for operations.

 

This was our 2008 Christmas layout. The top tier is the G gauge Snowden Christmas set from 1997. The middle tier is G Gauge Southern Steam set. Both of these sets are battery operated, The Southern set is remote control.

On the floor is the debut of our Lionel O Gauge Milwaukee Road consist SD 18. Mom's Teddy Bear Collection fills up the inside of the loops.

To get a better view and see this layout in action by clicking here

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