A Malaysian rendition of the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe meet at Tower 17 junction in present-day Rosenberg, Texas in N-scale (1:160). Join me as we follow the freight trains crossing the BNSF Galveston and UP Glidden subdivisions to Galveston Bay.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
A Little Research Adds Realism
A little research goes a long way in adding realism to a layout. Not that I am a rivet counter. Think about it. Everything has a story to tell. The way tracks are laid, the trees branch out, the location of a structure or even some dirt on the track (yes, I noticed something).
I bought this book on BNSF by Brian Solomon. It is an interesting coffee table book that talks about the pre-BNSF days and how each mighty railroad started and merged to become the King of Grain BNSF today.
After all, I am modelling BNSF. It helps to sell them if you know them. Don't you think so?