Henry Sobota's Train Layout

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Henry Sobota likes to say that he began collecting trains in the womb, as his mother bought him his first train set before he was born. It was a Lionel 2026 steam set, and he still has it. 

Henry's friends call him "Q2" after the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) Q2 steam engine, which is one of his favorites.

(Stock picture from MTH website)

Henry has been a customer at Brady's for over 20 years and an employee for 15 years. He used to be a conductor on two tourist railroads. 

Below are some pictures of his layout, which is the second one that he has built.

After he moved from Armbrust, where he had a layout set up for over 30 years, he decided to make a new one in his house in Youngwood. His new layout is 8' x 16' and it was custom built by a contractor named Scott Harshey. 

Henry is running MTH and Lionel Legacy PRR trains on his O scale layout. The buildings are a combination of Lionel, MTH, and Menards. 
His train room is decorated with memorabilia from his family members who worked on the railroad. 






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