A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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April 1, 2015

And now for something completely different

After thinking a lot about my layout, I decided to replace it with a new layout based on the Knapford Harbor from Sodor. This is a decision that I have contemplated for a long time. But now that I made the decision, I am excited to move forward.

The layout will be based on the Sodor and Mainland Railway. Operations will focus on the harbor and interchange with two narrow gauge lines. The narrow gauge lines will enter the closet where they will take a helix to the middle level of the house. The living room will have floor to ceiling mountains utilizing the heretofore unused 14-foot ceilings of the main level.

The harbor will have real running water. Why not the basement floods all the time anyway. Might as well keep it flooded. That will also keep all the dust under control.

I wonder what CV's control loco face expressions?

Now, if you are wondering what this was all about, please check the date of the post. Yes, it was an April Fool post. But, the more I think about it the less crazy it sounds (not the part of the flooding and helix though). It would be a hoot to make a fine scale Thomas themed layout. Oh well, we'll be back to our regular blogging soon.


  1. Good one .....April 1st. ;-)

  2. 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.