Greene Granite & Monument Company

Layout Summary

Setting:

Northeast granite quarry, early diesel era

Scale:

N

Size:

15 by 22 inches

Track:

Tomix Fine Track

Control:

homemade PWM

Benchwork:

Gatorfoam over extruded foam insulation

Scenery:

Sculptamold over extruded foam insulation

Year:

2017

Status:

~20% complete

Disposition:

new owner

Study in Minimalism

When the Elizabeth and Port Reading came to an unexpected halt, I wound up with a small pile of leftover track and a few pieces of foam insulation board; inexplicably they inspired me to see what I could make of them. I used almost every last bit of track for a simple loop with a switchback siding, which I sat staring at for a long stretch of time.

When the hazy recollection of an image I'd seen while researching the White River and Northern VIII flashed through my mind, I immediately knew what to do with the loop of track and the foam. In one afternoon the Greene Granite layout was assembled. Then, just as quickly, all of my enthusiasm evaporated.

This layout has a new owner.

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