This YouTube video shows Susquehanna S Gaugers (aka SSG) Layout #3, the S gauge tinplate "Christmas Fantasy Layout", located near Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania.
1. ABOUT THE LAYOUT:
In my ever-so-humble opinion, this is a layout that would have fit right in, with the Gilbert Hall of Science in NYC back when it existed. I.e. a display-type layout with loads of action and superb visual appeal.
It's a 5x12 platform, with a 4-foot extension to complete an L-shaped configuration, and has 9 loops of track.
2. ABOUT THE BUILDER, MARK:
The layout builder, Mark, has an amazing talent for cramming an amazing amount of track, buildings, scenery, and action into a limited space. If some of us tried this, it would look like an overcrowded hodgepodge. But Mark has a rare talent, that the finished product all blends together in a visual delight -- exhibiting a level of artistic skill that some of us can only dream about.
Said another way, if you have seen Bill Fraley's highly detailed s-Scale layout in Hershey Pennsylvania, one of the many things you might admire, is Bill's ability to cram a lot of scenery and buildings into a limited space . . . and have it all look great. Now, if you can try a imagine a "tinplate version of Bill Fraley" -- that might be Mark !
3. S GAUGIAN MAGAZINE:
This layout was shown in S Gaugian magazine, back in the Nov/Dec 2005 issue, pages 20 & 21.
The approximate text used for the article is on the SSG website, and can be viewed by using the 2nd link below.
4. RELATED LINKS:
* http://trainweb.org/pa/jer01/ - Photos of the layout in this video (SSG Layout #3, "Christmas Fantasy".
* http://trainweb.org/pa/jer01/about.html -- text for 2005 Nov/Dec S Gaugian article.
* http://heimburgerhouse.com/magazines_... -- S Gaugian magazine.
* SSG #1/4: http://youtube.com/watch?v=z20K-WYfvcU - 2007 Steamup S Ga. Automatic Train Control video by Mark Anderman
* SSG #2/4: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HQmZ11KcQP4 - "Meet The Members" & Z-Stuff Crossing Gate Demo
* SSG #3/4: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ymf8huIJxIQ - Layout Tour #1, "Heavy Steam Division"
* SSG #4/4: (this video) - Layout Tour, Layout #3, "Christmas Fantasy"
* http://www.SusquehannaSgaugers.com - Susquehanna S Gaugers Home Page
This iMovie video was assembled by JamesRobertIngram.com for SusquehannaSgaugers.com .