Customer Feature: Bill's Layout!

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At Brady's Train Outlet, we love to see what our customers are doing with the products we sell them! 

Bill, a long-time customer, kindly shared these pictures of his layout with us:


Bill explained that his current layout is approximately 10 feet by 12 feet, and took about four months to build. He frequently adds to the layout, including a new Menards church.

Building layouts is a favorite activity for Bill, who shared, "This is the fifth layout I have made since 1985 and I originally had Lionel and American Flier trains on the first couple of layouts. I received my first train when I was two (69 years ago) a Lionel 6220 switcher (upper left corner on the shelf in the picture above) and every Christmas I received something to add to the trains since."

He described his current layout as having "four different layers incorporating a Halloween section and a Christmas section uppermost level."

Bill's layout features a wide range of scenery and products from multiple O scale manufacturers (chiefly Lionel and MTH). The buildings on his layout are also a mix, including Plasticville, Menards, Lionel, Woodland Scenics, and Department 56.


Bill also shared that his layout offered him the ability to run multiple lines: "I can run 8 different trains at one time along with 2 easy streets vehicles." His layout uses Lionel ZW and MTH Z4000 transformers, and the Lionel Legacy and MTH DCS systems.

Thank you, Bill, for sharing these pictures with us!

At Brady's Train Outlet, we always enjoy seeing our customers' layouts and hearing about their enthusiasm for model railroading. As hobby season kicks into gear, we'd love to see what you're doing with your layout! Sharing your layout can also help give others motivation to start their own, or ideas for a new section! 
Send pictures and a description of your layout, or share a favorite memory about model trains, and you may be featured on our blog!
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