Main Menu

Home
Directions to APN
Basic layout info
Layout details
Operating Sessions
Tech Files
Photo Potpourri
Photo Galleries
Club History
The Mainline (newsletter)
Member files
Links
Contact us




Pictures

Photo Galleries

We found a new home
Building dedication and modular layout
Starting construction of the permanent layout
The layout is in - Let's run some trains!
Working on the Railroad!
Progress shows on the layout
Now and Then - how far we've come
Narrow Gauge line
Our first official Operating Session
More operating session pictures
Pike Scenes - Showing off our layout
2010 Christmas Party
Spring 2012 Spouses Operating session
Spring 2014 Spouses Operating Session
The Woodlands Photography Club visits APN


APN: Now and then
We've come a long way, baby!
But quantity is not quality.  We have high standards and want our layout to hold its own with layouts whose photos grace the pages of the leading hobby magazines.  Accordingly, we don't have a time table as to when the layout will be "done" (is a layout ever done?).  Besides, getting there is  half  three/quarters  95% of the fun!  And the deliberate pace of progress has not prevented us from the enjoyment of running trains the mainline has been up and functioning for years, and we have all but a very few of the spurs and sidings in place, to where we can (and do) have operating sessions.  So no matter what a member's interest is in the hobby, we run the gamut and can offer a little for everyone.
 

 

The "then" photos were taken in 2003. 
The "now" pictures were taken March, 2007

APN layout in 2003, as taken from the layout room doorAPN layout in March 2007, as taken from the layout room door

APN layout in 2003, as taken from the Port corner of the roomAPN layout in March 2007, as taken from the Port corner of the room

Benchwork for one of the peninsulas_s128.jpg

Benchwork starts to go up pretty fast_s100.jpg

Benchwork - Benchwork everywhere_s120.jpg

Diesel facility  layout work_s112.jpg

Helix is ready for track_s95.jpg

More track in place_s104.jpg

Passenger station benchwork_s118.jpg

Click on a photo for a higher resolution version
 

Updated 07/30/2017