Friday, 12 October 2018

Time For a Beer Part 2

Maybe, the layout isn't finished.

The blokes at The Tower Ale House have been thirsty for a while.

But now they've had a couple.

The people eating fish and chips have something too.

These bottles come from Walthers Scenemaster Beverage Crates & Bottles pack. They are tiny.

They are really hard to place and it took a while to get them in the right spot. I may have lost one or two as I went. However they are a nice tiny little detail to bring the layout to life.

I picked this up from a hobbyshop in Ronks, Pensylvania. I've already talked about buying little kits or people as souvenirs and this is another example of that.

Ronks is an amazing place for rail enthusiasts.

We stayed at the Red Caboose Motel in a caboose.

This was right next door to the Strasburg Railroad.

This is a short line which still uses steam power for freight services. While we were there one morning we saw the loco shunting its train of grain hoppers for its trip to Paradise where the railroad has an interchange siding with the Norfolk and Southern.

The photo was hurriedly taken as my phone was in our room and it was taken through a diner window on my wife's phone.

Right next to the Red Caboose Motel is the National Toy Train Museum.

However, walk into town and you come to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

It's a fantastic museum and well worth a visit. It is also right across the road from the Strasburg Railroad station.

Here you can hop on a train for the short return trip to Paradise. On the way there is a stop for a corn maze. It wasn't open when we were there.

Keep going down the road and you come to a group of shops. Here you'll find the ChooChoo Barn, a large O scale layout. You'll need to go around it a couple of times to see all of the details.

Next door from that you'll find the Strasburg Train Shop - where I purchased the Beverage Crates and Bottles.

After a top railway themed day, we walked back to our accomodation and a locally brewed Red Caboose Ale.

Until next time.