This HO scale layout by Chuck Shutz of West Palm Beach, Florida, is a very small and simple oval layout with intense and intricate scenery. The layout is only 44″ by 66″, but it has as much detail as some larger layouts.
Chuck’s small layout models a riverside resort set in the 1950’s complete with a picnic area, a playground with kids frolicking, a foot bridge, a backyard BBQ, and kids fishing from a dock. The oval track layout has a tunnel, two bridges over the river and two road crossings. Not only is this layout imaginative, but Chuck’s attention to detail shows through clearly in these pictures.
Updated June 1, 2010: “We took some photos of this “Delray Beach Fl. Water Tower” at an art show where we visited recently. When we got home, I took some liberties (C & G RR) with my “scratch-built” model of it. Also, added a pasture, haystacks, and some cows near by the water tower.”
See more photos of Chuck’s layout:
Update 1 – January 30, 2010 Enhanced Detail
Update 2 – May 7, 2010
Update 3 – May 27, 2010 Mt. Bernstein detail
Update 4 – May 29, 2010 Engine house
Update 6 – July 8, 2010 Backdrop
Update 7 – September 9, 2010 Paradise Cove Farm