Dauphin, PA T-Trak Module
A Railwire Challenge
I had some leftover Kato Unitrack sitting around, not to mention a heap of nice plywood scraps courtesy of my cabinetmaking. I figured, why not see how fast I could whip up a simple module? What sealed the deal was finding some leftover Cripplebush Valley rubber rocks, one piece being almost exactly the length of the module. Then it became a module in search of a setting, and as soon as I held up the rock casting next to the track, I instantly knew: the rock cut outside of Dauphin, Pennsylvania where the Susquehanna River cuts through a mountain range. I'd driven past the spot many times on my way to and from the Conrail Historical Society's annual Rail-B-Q events. Once I'd nailed down all of the details, it was then a relatively simple matter to pull it all together.
Follow-up: This module, which took all of six hours to build, placed second in the Railwire T-Trak Challenge.
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