Black Rock, Buffalo

Steve & Jean Grantham – HO/3.5mm – US 1960’s transition era

Amongst the plethora of railroad lines in an area of Buffalo called Black Rock, is a New York Central branch that runs to a Railway Express Agency depot. Here, parcels and LCL (less-than-carload) traffic are exchanged from freight cars and railcars. In addition to the depot is a two siding team track, where local customers can unload their deliveries from the visiting freight cars. It’s the early 1960s and although diesels now rule the roost, the occasional steamer will put in an appearance, much to the delight of the local enthusiasts.

All the plain track is Micro Engineering Code 70 and switches (points) are from Pilz. The structures are a mix of Heljan, Rix and scratchbuilt. The locos and stock are from Atlas, Proto 1 & 2K, Athearn, IHC, Walthers and the usual US manufacturers. Control is good old DC, using Gaugemaster controllers.

We’re happy to answer any questions about the layout or modelling methods if you have them.

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