| The scene was built in twelve hours including hand
laying the track. High Desert Soil (#107-03) is the ground cover with some
#40 Blended Grass and # 62 Conifer Green Foliage amidst broken ties and
|OOPS!Looks like someone threw a switch the wrong way again.
The scene is modeled after a real train wreck between
no. 8, the “Fast Mail” and no. 19, the westbound “Chief”.
This disaster happened in September 1956 at Robinson siding New Mexico.
The North bound Mail was sitting in the hole waiting
for the Chief to pass by when the North Switch had been thrown the wrong
way in the middle of the night. A news reported out of Albuquerque was able
to hop on an airplane and get aerial pictures of the devastation.