Paul Backenstose – Western Maryland, Cumberland Division (HO)


Compact, but operation-oriented HO layout. Paul creates beautifully detailed scenes which, no doubt, have progressed much farther since these photos were taken. DCC control.

An HO 19’ x 29’ from Hagerstown to Connellsville. Era is 1971. Point-to-point except on open house and then a continuous loop. Maximum grade is 2½%, Atlas code 100 weathered, Shinohara turnouts with Peco in staging. Mainline run is 200’, motive power 43 WM diesels, most with sound, 1 slug 139-T and 1 PRR switcher. NCE radio DCC controlled.

Videos by Bill Fagan
Eastbound (05/16/2017)
Westbound (05/16/2017)
Flyover (05/16/2017)
Railfanning (05/16/2017)
Slide Show (05/16/2017)

GALLERY NAVIGATION: Click on thumbnail. Slideshow controls at bottom of screen. Click on X or photo to exit.

Photos from 2010 by Howard Kaplan

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