Dropped by the Colorado Railroad Museum this past week and spoke with the Denver HO Club’s president about the model rail layout in the basement. It’s quite impressive and the attention to detail is surprising.

February will mark the 50th anniversary of this layout at this location in some form or another. It’s been modified and revised over the years and its based on small Colorado towns and parts of the state. The target date is 1958, and it is mostly D&RGW though a few locomotives and cars are modern. Just about all of the buildings and structures are hand built from scratch.

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One of the several control and switching stations. Most switches were electronic.

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Editions of Model Railroader magazine stored in binders that dated back to 1939.

The club president mentioned they’d really like to have some “younger members such as yourself” because many members are well into their 70's. I’ve found these models intriguing, though I couldn’t dedicate the space, time, or budget to owning one. Might be nice to help maintain such a nice historical one.

Photos on a Nikon D7100 at ISO1600 and 50mm f/1.4 AF-D. Edits in Lightroom 6.