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Overview of the Santa Fe Railroad

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Gary Hoover’s former layout, the Missouri, Kansas, and Quincy was a beautifully done work of art that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles and set in the present day. The new Santa Fe model railroad is set in the steam to diesel transition period and runs from Chicago to Los Angeles staging. Gary used photos to create exact scenes, as building scenery and taking photos of a layout is what he enjoys the most. This HO railroad follows the Santa Fe rules and operating practices and designed as a rail fanning experience with deep scenes and walk around controls.

Allen Keller is with Gary Hoover to discuss how the current layout compares to his previous Missouri, Kansas and Quincy model railroad. Steam and first generation diesel rules the new layout and is based in August 29th, 1951. The almost finished layout fills the basement of his home with a minimum radius of 30” and the benchwork is plywood and two by fours. The model portion of the Santa Fe runs from San Bernardino, California to Chicago. Staging yards serve both ends of the layout. The tour of the layout starts in Chicago at the Dearborn Station. For more Allen Keller videos, visit the Model Railroad Academy archives.

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