Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The General has a Voice

Sound on the Western & Atlantic
This is a maiden run by LeBron's Mantua General. He has completely retooled this 4-4-0 including scratch building the boiler from styrene. As you will shortly experience, if you have not already played the video, LeBron is one of two people that I know of who have successfully installed a Tsunami sound decoder in a completed, fully functioning model. Sound takes the experience to a very enjoyable level. The rolling stock include repainted Mantua house cars, IHC cattle cars, and two of my first scratch built cattle cars. The latter two are based on drawings in the April 1969 issue of Model Railroader, "Cars of the 1860's". The bridge is a Howe Truss modeled after photos of the type used on the W&A, most notably over the Tennessee River. 


  1. Hi Thom,

    I was nice meeting you today at Joe's open house. Great blog! Nice work :)

  2. Hey Ya'll,

    you did a fine work with your W&A RR Layout, Ib am fascinated by early era model railroads also, but me I am modelling the more fictional Great Western & Atlantic RR in the year of 1928. I am located in northern germany but trying to model a southern USA based RR layout. My actually project is Peachtree City Project.
    I am very interested in your work and following your fine work with big interests.

    Ya Ingo