The Foxboro was
created in 1976. It was on a small platform until we got our own house
in 1979. Then a room in the basement was allotted for the RR. It is
built on bench work around the walls, approx. 42" high. This room
is finished and the RR only needs detailing with trees, people etc. All
towns except Foxboro are named for relatives. All buildings are
built and in place and named. The RR is a modern day RR.
The Foxboro RR is
designed as a modern shortline, with motive power of GP-38's,
GP-38-2'S, GP-40's and GP-40-2's, B-23-7'S, GP-15's, SD-40's, and some
MP-15's, a GP-9, a U25B and 2 small Plymouths.
The RR also has a
passenger division for a small commuter operation with over a dozen
streamlined coaches, and a large tourist passenger operation. This
consists of 7 steam engines, 8 PRR diesels, 3 PC diesels, 2 CNJ, 4 RDG,
2 NH, 1 EL, 2 PRSL and 2 b&o diesels. Also a bunch of P-70 coaches,
about a dozen old-time coaches. There also some open gondolas w/benches,
some RDC cars, a PRR doodlebug and various cabooses lettered for the
same RR's as the diesels. Plus a couple steam generator cars and other
The RR runs all kinds
of specials during the year, including the holidays. Included is a
dinner train periodically during the year.
All this allows me to
run pretty much whatever I want and have a valid reason for it.
About 10 years ago I
expanded into my workshop, tunneling thru the wall and continuing the
main line on a shelf around 3 walls of that room. The track is laid and
working and the buildings all done and situated, but still lacks ground
cover and other foliage and details. All together, both rooms, if
considered as one, measure 38' x 12'.
I've just started this
N-scale Foxboro RR website section, even thought the Foxboro has been around
since 1976. Although not complete, I just haven't
taken may photos yet. Time now to start. I'll have a lot
more to keep adding, so keep checking back.