Design and Inspiration for Bob Hayden’s C&DR Railway

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Bob Hayden’s 2.5-foot, narrow-gauge model of Carrabasset & Dead River Railway is truly a sight to behold. His remarkably designed and executed layout of this lumber-hauling railroad is a testament to the importance of just building for fun. While Bob based this beautiful HO scale model on a prototype that operated in central Maine until 1940, the majority of his layout was constructed using creative license, from the era in which it’s set to the towns it covers.

To give you some insight into the engineering behind this wonderful model, Allen Keller sat down with Bob Hayden to discuss his inspiration for building the C&DR. You’ll learn a bit about the vision it takes to create a largely freelanced scene, and discover how Bob prefers to get the best from his layouts once they’re complete. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the most laidback and creative modelers in the business!