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46 O G A U G E R A I L R O A D I N G J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6 Tips for disguising a layout access walkway HOW DEEP THE VALLEY Article and Photos by Bill Bramlage My train layout design includes an access walkway extending down the middle of the layout. Many bridges and trestles cross this walkway. I wanted to transform this unattractive access area into a large scenic valley with spectacular fall colors similar to many Pennsylvania valleys in October. The valley floor was painted and reinforced with 1/2˝ plywood attached to the valley sidewalls with piano hinges and locked in horizontal position with slide bolts. is resulted in a very easy and quick transition from a walk-through work passage into a scenic river valley. I resisted multiple suggestions from friends who suggested motorizing and automating this valley transformation. Maybe this will happen in the future... then again, maybe not! All the rock forms in this project were rescued from my previous layout. e trees came from two sources: the old layout and a local hobby shop's closeout sale. Here is a view of the river valley from one of the layout's viewing platforms. This valley cuts through the middle of Tower City Golf Club. Many bridges and trestles extend over the valley and the adjoining golf course.

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