Inspiration Behind the Kanawha & Western Allegheny

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In part four of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, Allen Keller sits down with C.J. Riley to discuss the inspiration and technique behind the K&WA layout. Allen asks C.J. a total of seven questions regarding different aspects of layout planning and theming.

Q&A with C.J. Riley

C.J. Riley has plenty of model railroad expertise and advice to offer. Allen and C.J. discuss a variety of topics regarding the Kanawha & Western Allegheny. Allen begins the discussion by asking how much freelancing went into the design of his layout. C.J. describes the layout as being prototypically freelanced. He goes into further detail about the subject at hand. Next, Allen asks C.J. to explain the purpose of the railroad. He also asks C.J. why he chose to model West Virginia in the 1940’s. To wrap up the discussion, Allen asks C.J. what excites him the most about the model railroading hobby.

As we continue on with the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, you won’t want to miss the step-by-step tutorials demonstrated by C.J. on finishing model structures and making model trees. He also discusses what he considers to be the best features on his layout and the process behind moving his layout. In the final segment of the series, C.J. discusses the hobby of model railroading overall and how it has impacted his life.

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