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Great Model Railroads By Allen Keller Vol. # 17


Volume 17 - David Barrow's Cat Mountain & Santa Fe
David Barrow's Cat Mountain & Santa Fe represents the embodiment of 25 years of planning and designing the ultimate linear walk-around track plan. The HO scale Cat Mountain gives operators the feeling of actually traveling with their trains because the construction of the room and layout block everything but only a small part of the railroad at a time.

David has continually modified the railroad and the room when a better idea came along. He now believes modular construction, even for a permanent layout, is the best design method because it forces the builder to create a sincere track plan with the train only passing thru a scene once.

David will show you his method of creating the dry, barren scenery of west Texas where the Cat Mountain replaces the Atchison Topkea & Santa Fe. And since operation is the main reason for the Cat Mountain, David will share with you some of the materials you need to create a successful, realistic operating session.

The CM&SF is a Great Model Railroad because David's expertise as an architect has given him the freedom to incessantly refine his ideas of the perfect railroad track plan.

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