ESNG on the road #3

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We’ll start our look at the larger scale layouts at the Gaugemaster show, with Allenton in HO.  Just 6′ of shunting layout, with a timewaster Timesaver track plan.  Somewhere in deepest Cotton Belt territory, a Southern Pacific switcher is hard at work.

I love this first photograph (though I say it myself) as it brings out the detail in this little layout, and how foreground buildings have been used to frame the locomotive and make the layout seem larger.

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Also in HO was Red Hook Bay, another layout I’ve seen before on the exhibition circuit.  Lots of craftsman kit structures and masses of detail.  It’s an interesting contrast with Allenton.  Both are highly detailed, but Allenton goes for the grimy look, whilst Red Hook Bay has that pristine clean look that real railways never had, but is how we remember them.  Both approaches are completely valid – Rule 1 applies, ‘It’s…

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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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