"Denver, South Park & Southern"
11' x 12'
Around-the-room, with peninsula
Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette, Jan 2008, pg 38
The layout featured large photo backdrops. The referenced magazine article contains a track plan drawing.
Entering the layout required access under, or via, this lift-out bridge. Joe is on the left with a visitor admiring this train.
When entering the layout room, this is one of the first views you would have seen. The left trestle bridge is "Bridge 46C" and the right one is "Butterfly Trestle". This large mountain scene is the left side of the peninsula, which occupied most of the center of the room.
A train is coming out of the tunnel that leads to the peninsula's two trestle bridges.
This is an older slide photo taken by Art of the "Butterfly Bridge", where a double-headed train is easing down the grade.
The next three photos show some of the engines that one could find running on Joe's layout. All are taken on the "Butterfly Bridge".
Across the aisle from the Butterfly Bridge was the town of South Park. These are a couple of photos of the turntable and enginehouse facilities found there.
This photo shows how effective the photo backdrops were on this layout.
The front-of-the-layout view of the enginehouse and the servicing facilities.
Lighting was integrated into the interior and exterior of some of the structures.
One of the main focal points of the layout was the large Virginia Mill. The scenery in this area was still under construction at the time this photo was taken. The referenced magazine article has photos of the building fully integrated into the scenery.
The roof is removable, so that the visitor could admire all of the interior details.