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.