Scenes from the Quarantrain
February 17, 2021 12:57 PM   Subscribe

Scenes from the Quarantrain
When COVID lockdown began in March of 2020 I knew I’d be spending a lot of time at home. I had begun and abandoned an HO scale train layout a few years previously and figured the time was right to re-start it. The result is The Quarantrain. Childhood memories, pop culture references, fantasy scenes, images from my warped imagination. A work in progress.

The project began by walling off part of my basement to separate it from my messy wood shop. Following that there were months of bench building, wiring, track laying and infrastructure building before I could begin building scenery.
Role: Builder
posted by bondcliff (9 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

I knew it got derailed for a while, and I’m very happy to see this particular project back on track!
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:58 PM on February 17, 2021 [2 favorites]

This is awesome!
posted by ellieBOA at 11:29 PM on February 17, 2021 [1 favorite]

I love looking at the little worlds of train layouts. Yours does not disappoint. Good job, sir!
posted by lhauser at 6:19 PM on February 18, 2021 [1 favorite]

The "pop culture" inspired scenes are hilarious, clever and fantastic. The Trolley problem!
posted by Larry David Syndrome at 10:08 AM on February 20, 2021 [1 favorite]

So what happens in the trolly problem section when the trains are actually running? Who gets flattened, or does it vary according to your godlike whim?
posted by Paul Slade at 9:53 AM on February 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

The trolley is non-functional. It's a static display on a short branch line electrically isolated from the main line. It's just there for the lolz.
posted by bondcliff at 12:49 PM on February 22, 2021 [1 favorite]

This is great. Looks like the climber is just gonna run it out to the top. Bold!
posted by that's candlepin at 1:27 PM on February 23, 2021 [1 favorite]

Whaaaaat, this is incredible!! I love it so much!
posted by exceptinsects at 8:56 AM on March 9, 2021 [1 favorite]

Wonderful! I love your Totality guitar too.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:17 AM on March 28, 2021

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