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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

More Ontario & Western

Don Pearce is making the most of his pandemic stay at home time expanding his next generation Ontario & Western layout. There's always room for a good ole swimmin hole. 

In the days of yore, you could have farms within town limits and this farm looks like it is offering horses to rent for riding and maybe even riding lessons with few if any complaints from area residents. Almost always, the farm was there first. 
Things are busy today on the O & W with both freight and passenger trains vying for the trackage. Back in these days, passenger trains had priority over the freights, a long gone privilege in the modern times we live in. 
Don is now at the stage of adding card boxes to the layout fascia to hold the cards used in operating the railroad in a prototypical manner. Each rail car type [boxcar, tank car, flat car, hopper, etc.] has a card to show the details of load, layout destination, etc. and up to 8 or 9 of these cards make up the average freight train route. Passenger trains such as the one shown above travel through the layout from train station to train station at periodic intervals to carry passengers and mail.

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