The 34ft x 64ft Hoosac Valley is a  freelance prototype layout set in western Massachusetts in the Berkshire Mountains. It runs from Pittsfiled Mass. to Essex Junction NY , passing through the area where Dick lives. The layout has been moved into it’s current location from a previous home and large parts have been salvaged from it’s previous version. The layout is designed to interchange with the Boston & Albany, the Delaware & Hudson, the New Haven and the New York Central. Numerous craftsman structure kits from South River Modelworks and Fine Scale Miniatures are seen on the layout alongwith magnificent New England scenery with lots of rivers and forested mountains. Dick’s skill at detailing is reflected in the many mini scenes which can be viewed at many locations on the layout. The Hoosac Valley has kept up with changes in the hobby by adding a NCE radio control dcc system and numerous Soundtraxx equipped sound locomotives. It’s walkaround design and wide aisles make the layout a joy to operate as well as view….

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