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Some 35 year old pictures of my GN layout in the 'early' stages of building the layout.  I'm guessing black and white film was cheaper to buy than color film, 'back then'.  Raising a family of 5 on one income, one didn't spend a lot of money on 'frills'! 

Used to paint brass engines to get money to build the layout.

Building 1500' of track, to save money, I used individual wooden ties and spiked all rail and made my own turnouts.

Back then, I think turnouts cost around 8-9 bucks versus about 75 cents to make my own.




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