Mike Hart stopped by tonight to drop off three Washingtonia Palm trees that he made for the PoLA layout. Mike runs Hart of the South, a small company that makes the most realistic HO scale palm trees out there. I sent Mike some prototype photos of the trees I needed. He used his kits to make these three trees. They really look great in the ultimate location. If you need palm trees for your layout, check out his website.
|Luke's reaction on seeing the layout, priceless!|
While Mike's trees are awesome, getting to meet his son Luke and showing him the Aquia Line was the highlight of the evening, if not the year. Luke is a precocious 9-year old that is already well versed in civil war history and is also a train fanatic.
His reaction on seeing the Aquia Line was the best ever. It's times like this when all the work becomes worth while.
I asked him, "do you want to run steam or diesel?"
"Steam," was his rely.
He got to run a train from Falmouth to Aquia and back.
|Running a train on the Aquia Line|
He left with a box load of goodies including a bunch of excess Perry miniature zoave figures and several magazines to inspire him.
|Mike and his son.|