Earlier this month , i had the privilege to visit the Franklin & south Manchester model railroad in Peabody, Ma. USA. Any model railroader worth his salt is well aware of this model railroad and the staggering amount of effort and patience which must have gone into it’s building. There is no doubt that George Sellios is a master craftsman and hats off to him for creating this master piece…..

I shot a lot of video of the layout……you can have a look at the edited version of it below or by clicking the link here ……

Ideally, try and watch it in 1080hd if your connection is fast enough, or then use a You Tube downloader to download it to your hard disk first ……….

The camera setup was somewhat similar to the pic below seen on my layout….

The F&SM - go pro setup

In addition i shot a lot of pics as well and you can visit the gallery by clicking on the pic below or the link here……

The F&SM - photo gallery

10 Responses

  1. GEORGE’S BUILDINGS AND SCENERY ARE JUST FANTASTIC. HOW HE MANAGES TO CAPTURE THAT GRITTY ALMOST BLUE-BLACK DEPRESSION ERA LOOK IN ALL THOSE SCENES IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. AND THE LOCOMOTIVES AND FREIGHT AND PASSENGER CARS ARE WEATHERED IN THAT SAME GRITTY WEATHERED LOOK. THANKS FOR ALL THE PICTURES OF THIS FABULOUS LAYOUT!

  2. Fantastic footage. Sure wish you would upload it to vimeo.com as they do a much better job with HD footage.

    Bharat – He used a go pro hero 3 black edition.

  3. Thank you so much for posting these photos and especially the videos. George’s F. and S. M. and John Allen’s Gorre and Daphetid serve as inspiration for my own layout. Your photos and videos are an invaluable resource! And as usual the quality of your work is superb. Again, it was a pleasure meeting you at the recent EXPO. All best wishes to you and yours.

  4. Thanks for sharing Vikas. You’ve done a great job with the video, including the sound design – thoroughly enjoyed it – the next best thing to being there, I suppose 😉 I’m curious, how did you get all that “on board” footage? Did you place your smartphone on a flat car to capture that?

  5. Impressive! I was there way back in 1993 and spent several hours talking to George and devouring the layout. It was amazing then, I can only imagine how great it must look now! I’ll have to make a point of visiting.

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