Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club in Portland, OR

Wife Sarah and I met club member Ben Sochacki in the driveway to to the club layout today. We asked him how his hols in Portland had gone. He told us about his visit to the Oregon Heritage Centre – see this blog. He gushed over a visit he had made to “The largest HO layout in the Western United States.” Whilst the layout was officially closed debonair Ben talked his way in to an abfab tour. Here’s what he saw/heard:

Great music too!!

After I posted this blog I got this e-mail from Ben:

Last Saturday my brother Tim and I had the privilege of getting a private tour of this club’s layout. Member Fred Russell walked and talked his way through every floor, and inch, of this amazing display. In fact the building itself was designed and built specifically to this HO layout. 3 1/2 hours later we were virtually spent. Next time you are in downtown Portland be sure to check it out.”