George Sellios on Superdetailing and Planning a Layout

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The term superdetailing is often attributed to those model railroad layouts that go above and beyond when it comes to adding detail to scenery and landscapes. Some of our favorite railroads have elements that can only be discovered and truly appreciated by searching and spending the time to look at every inch of the layout. That’s the case for George Sellios’s HO scale model of Franklin & South Manchester Railroad, a layout so superbly detailed that a term doesn’t even exist for the amount of care and attention that went into its creation.

In this segment, host Allen Keller takes a behind-the-scenes tour of George’s inspirational layout to uncover all of the supremely detailed scenes that make the F&SM one of the greatest models ever built. George walks you through a few of his most intricate scenes to emphasize the level of detail involved, including the mini action scenes and structures that have caused fans to deem George a true master of the hobby. He talks about the unfathomable number of figurines and cars he’s included, as well as the planning (or lack thereof) that went into designing and building his first layout. This railroad so far surpasses the concept of superdetailing, words can’t even describe it. See for yourself!