With our upcoming move to a new house in Washington state, this is going to be the final model train video I’ll make here at our California house. Upon completion of this video, the last of my model train stuff got packed up in boxes in preparation for the move.
Featured in the video is a model of an Amtrak passenger train by MTH trains. A second locomotive can also be briefly seen during a few parts of the video… it’s a nearly identical model from MTH but with the Santa Fe warbonnet paint scheme for the AT&SF.
This layout was built for speed, with mostly R3 curves and just a few R2 curves in places where space was a little tight. This allows the Amtrak train, one of the fastest in my collection, to reach some pretty good speeds on the layout.
You might be wondering about the tacky furniture in my living room, made out of 2x4s. That’s something temporary I built, just to use for the next few weeks until our move. I sold off our entire oak furniture set because it wouldn’t have fit in with the decorating scheme at our new house. But I still needed something to put my Canon printer on until the move! So, I just slapped something together that would get the job done for a few weeks.
You might also be surprised to see me wearing glasses while making my closing comments at the end of the video. I don’t normally wear glasses in my YouTube videos, but I thought I would for this one just because I just got that new pair and think it’s an interesting look for me! I thought I’d try it out in this video, and see if anybody said anything in the comments. Also, it was a fun experiment to see how far I could stand from the camera and still be able to read the teleprompter! Normally, without glasses, I can’t get more than about three feet in front of the camera. With the glasses, I was able to stand about ten feet out in front of it.
There’s a song featured prominently about 8 minutes in to the video. The name of the song is “Horses & Trains” and it was performed by Jesse Gallagher.
If you’re interested in purchasing G-scale model trains like the ones in this video, visit www.trainworld.com