|Scale / Theme||HO Standard Gauge / USA New England Vermont 1960's|
|Size||2m x 30cm (stand footprint 2.5m x 1.5m)|
|Requires:||1 Electric socket - Self supporting - Front viewing, end operation|
|Contact:||Andrew Knights . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Decal Transfer is a fictitious location based in Ahern County Vermont.
The layout takes its name from the car float operation that is the key operation on the model. It is set in the town of Martham on the shores of Lake Champlain. There is a small commuter station served by the Boston and Maine using its new Budd RDC’s. It is early summer and people are stopping off at the boardwalk stores before wondering off to the watering hole. Some gardeners have more of their work cut out than others!
News has spread that the steam operation, indeed the ferry operation will soon finish. The cameras are out, the local newsreels still want to pick up on events. It is the start of the dry news season after all... The main operation is the sorting of cars on the ferry. Some are discharged at Martham the others need sorting for further dockings along the lakeside.
The layout is an exercise in minimum space modelling being 2m by 30cm. The cars are switched using the well tried card system, one card per car. The cards are shuffled and dealt out, the placing of these dictates the positioning of the cars on the layout. A different challenge every time.
If you have any questions about the layout, US modelling or small layout construction, do ask the person holding the throttle.