Probably the most satisfying aspect of modeling for me is detailing. And the small size of the James River Branch layout allowed me to give it a very high level of detail. However, there were almost no commercial detail products for Z Scale, so the majority of the details had to be scratchbuilt. I was so obsessive about detailing that I named and wrote biographies for all of the model people on the layout!


Type G Double-Headed Signal

Relay Cabinet and Battery Box

Painting Mishap

Light Over the Door


Cantilever Crossing Signal

Ground Throw

Photographer with Camera

The Forgotten Billboard


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