Allen Keller and George Sellios talk about what his Franklin & South Manchester Railroad layout means to him, from the master’s dedication to John Allen’s innovative weathering techniques to his supreme attention to detail. In this interview, you’ll learn how this massive project represents his zeal to perfect it as well as his talents for constructing it. Also, discover what George wants viewers to take away from his first layout and his incredible additions he has made over the years. This layout is an absolute wonder for the eyes, and you have to see it with your own to truly believe how miraculous this endeavor was. We hope you’ll be as inspired as Allen was upon getting a full tour of George’s deft handiwork. Enjoy!
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