Most of my (Rick Rideout) product ideas come from being involved in the hobby. This layout is the reason for many of the item’s that I have done. This layout is modeled after a real line which runs from Evansville IN. to Nashville TN., It’s called the “Henderson Subdivision”. This layout is located in the basement of my home which was built to the dimension of the layout (35 X 110 foot) so that it would fit in it. It takes 12 people to run the railroad properly but can still be run for fun with just one.
This Layout can be seen in Model Railroader magazine’s cover story in September issue 1991.
Also in Video from Allen Keller’s Great Model Railroads #9.