|About 4 years ago I started an HO scale layout in my basement based
on the WM in Cumberland, MD. The first year I built the benchwork
and started the trackwork, the second year I got most of the remaining
trackwork completed. The third year I started wiring and background
scenery. Unfortunately I have not had a lot of time to devote to
my WM in HO due to the birth of our son and my interest in the HO layout
taking a backseat to the Garden Railway. My plan is to keep chipping
away at completing the WM in HO as a winter project. My hope is this
will turn out to be a project I can share with my son as he gets a little
These pages contain mostly photos of the custom painted and detailed power I built for my HO scale WM. I used to operate a business called Alpha Jet custom painting and I used to paint equipment to sell at train shows. I eventually got out of the trains show circuit as it was only marginally profitable and I did'nt like how some of the other vendors operated. Now I just build equipment for a few of my friends and myself.
The layout is based on Cumberland, MD and is set in the 1950's. The layout has a very large yard (Knobmount & Ridgley), and the mainline east to Cherry Run. There is also a B&O loop which passes under the WM at several points to add interest.
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