Exploring Operations on Bob Hayden’s C&DR Railway

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Some models you just have to see to believe. Such is the case for Bob Hayden’s scale model of Carrabasset & Dead River Railway, the prototype of which was used mostly for hauling lumber and coal across Maine in the 1940s.

Allen Keller gives you a brief behind-the-scenes tour of the operations that occur on this spectacular model, completed largely in HO scale with N scale tracks and trucks. To truly appreciate Bob’s unique handywork, you have to get a closer look at some of the details that went into making his C&DR one of the world’s premier model railroads. So we zoom in on a few legs of Engine 35’s trek to show you some of Allen’s favorite highlights of Bob’s expert craftsmanship.