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Video: The Cumberland Valley System of Bill and Wayne Reid

Great Model Railroads Volume 10
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The Cumberland Valley System of Bill and Wayne Reid is undoubtedly the most famous N scale layout ever built. The Reid brothers have taken a 22X40 foot area and built a railroad that not only looks fabulous but runs with the reliability of the larger scales. You'll learn some of their methods for obtaining this level of performance.
The CVS is actually a system of 5 railroads-the Western Maryland, the Pennsylvania, the Norfolk & Western, the Reading and the B&O. Only the WM and the Pennsy are fully modeled, the other roads provide interchange traffic and operating interest.
Bill and Wayne have designed the layout so the scenery dominates the trains thus creating a feeling of distance. They'll show you tips for tracklaying, rock carving, and kitbashing structures.

Bill and Wayne enjoy working on and sharing this layout with each other; both contribute expertise and ideas. In fact their interest in model railroading is a common bond they enjoy sharing with others. The two brothers are prophetic proponents for the on- going improvements in N scale.


The Reids have modified the layout over the years to improve operation. They've never been afraid to use new techniques or to rip out completed sections. In the process they've created a Great Model Railroad.

This picture is an actual video frame captured from this video!
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