HO Grand Valley Layout Kit Review

HO-Grand-Valley-Layout-Kit-Review

HO-Grand-Valley-Layout-Kit-Review

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This item has special shipping requirements. Please see our shipping information page for more details. Grand Valley includes all the SubTerrain, Terrain and Landscaping items you will need to build this huge 4×8-foot layout. Use Risers and Inclines to create hills, mountains and low-lying areas on your layout. Use Foam Sheets to make flat, elevated areas for towns and buildings. Cover with Plaster Cloth for a hard terrain covering. Then make and install rocks and add tunnel portals and culverts. Landscape with a wide variety of ground cover, trees, accent details and other scenery products for a great layout. (Buildings, vehicles and track not included)

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Proto2000 Heritage Steam Collection USRA 2-8-8-2 Undecorated Review

Proto2000 Heritage Steam Collection USRA 2-8-8-2 Undecorated Review

Proto2000 Heritage Steam Collection USRA 2-8-8-2 Undecorated Review

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Bigger is better was standard design, and in 1907, the first 0-8-8-0 was built for the Erie. Too powerful to pull the wood-framed cars of the era, it was successful as a helper engine and other roads soon tried the design. Here too was untapped potential, and by adding lead and trailing trucks, the SP created the first 2-8-8-2s in 1909. Assigned to the rugged Sierra-Nevada route, the engines were impressive, handling more tonnage with substantial savings of both fuel and water. This design caught the eye of other roads, notably N and W, who acquired 2-8-8-2s in 1910.

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