built this Layout so as to re-create the images and memories of the IRT & BMT Elevated Train Lines and the Trolley Car and Bus Surface Lines of earlier New York City, and to "capture" the look and feel of the multi - neighborhood N.Y. City scene panoramas that the "EL's" and their Rolling Stock passed through in the Era Period between 1940 through 1990's.
is this layouts' over 3 decades long continuous partner since 1985, and he installed all the control systems, track blocks, lighting system circuits, and signal electrical circuits, and general wiring feeders and connectors, sockets, plugs, etc., for the entire layout system. Including initial sub-framing designs and assembly for each of the many connected individual Layout Modules.
It was built as close to as "Modeling-Possible" Prototype true scale as an Operating Model Exhibit Re-creation of New York City Transit, past to near-present. This Layout is dedicated to all those who enjoy both the Prototype and Modeling realm of various types of N.Y. City Transit covering the past decades from 1940 onward. !!
View from EL Station stairway down to a Brooklyn & Queens Transit (BMT) Peter Witt Trolley passing by in the shadows of the overhead Elevated Line Tracks and structure.
track-side view of my scratch-built NYCTA R-127 Work Box Motor car on a yard track in a work train with an IRT R-62 car
Sidewalk level view along the EL as a Brooklyn & Queens Transit (BMT) Peter Witt Trolley approaches under the EL structure while a Local train of Wooden BMT EL Gate Cars approaches riding above on the EL.
PICTURE ILLUSTRATION INFORMATION
ALL PASSENGER ROLLING STOCK CARS have authentic Prototype Paint Schemes along with COMPLETE detailed scale exteriors, as well as COMPLETE scale interiors; including prototype type and style scale seats, and seating arrangements. And people (passenger) figures, in-car Advertising cards and Ad signs, exterior and interior route destination signs, Motorman Cab Booths and cab-controls are installed in all MOTOR type cars, and all cars authentic scale appropriate prototype underbody equipment hardware, details, and scale prototype accurate trucks appropriate for particular classes of cars for either MOTOR or TRAILER car types!!
Rooftop view to an express train of IRT R-Type subway cars in the 1980's GOH "Redbird" paint scheme running past an EL Local station on the center express track. (GOH = General Over Haul)
View towards the EL and BMT EL Gate Motor Car # 1234 which heads a local train on the EL,
as a Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. Deck Roof trolley car operates below on the streetcar tracks.
Overhead view of the details of the O-Scale 3 Track NY City Elevated Line Mainline.
Rooftop night view towards IRT Local Train of "Redbird" R-Type cars departing an EL Local station over the lighted street scene below the "EL".
Street level view up to a Local train of ex-BMT Q Type 3rd Ave EL cars passing by as a transit Surface Transportation System bus travels the avenue below .
local Train of 3rd Ave EL ex-BMT Q types seen stopped at local station as a train of IRT MUDC Class cars passes by on express track
Motorman cab forward night view toward the EL tracks as his Local train approaches an EL Local station platform showing station platform lights, railing ad signs, etc., as another Local Train of IRT Low-V Cars is seen stopped at the opposite local track station platform.
View standing between two coupled EL Open End Platform Gate Cars in Local train stopped at an EL Local Station platform.
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View under the EL to a scratchbuilt replica of IRT Manhattan Railway Company EL Power Substation #7 and its steel "cable bridge" carrying heavy power feeder cables from the Substation to the EL Structure.
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