Bill Briggs

Touring the East Canyon Springs

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Making use of model railroad structure kits doesn’t mean your layout will be cookie cutter. Craftsman kits offer major opportunity for customization, creativity, and originality. The Musselshell & Yogo Peak Model Railroad designed by Bill Briggs offers an excellent example of this. The highly detailed buildings of the M&YP are primarily made from kits. Each building has unique characteristics and careful detailing.

In this video, Doug Hodgdon explores East Canyon Springs on the Musselshell & Yogo Peak Model Railroad. East Canyon Springs is a typical railroad town nestled down in the valley. Doug narrates as the Montana South Western F Unit #106 makes its way through the town. The freight train enters through the Burlington Tunnel and ends its journey near the Judith River.

East Canyon Springs

Upon emerging from the Burlington Tunnel, Engine 106 continues down the line passing through the industrial area of East Canyon Springs. The industrial area is brimming with craftsman structures built by several modelers. Each building is a work of art in its own and each structure carries an individual history. Some of the structures on the Musselshell & Yogo Peak layout are more than 50 years old.

East Canyon Springs is also filled with intricate scenes along the rails. The realistic details are eye catching and the use of natural material is genius. Doug examines some of the detailing in the scenery and points out the materials used on the layout.

Follow along this tour of the town of East Canyon Springs on Bill’s Musselshell & Yogo Peak Model Railroad as there is plenty to discover on this remarkable layout. Inspiration is to be found around every inch of the design, so check it out!

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