Big at the Boxcar Office: Once Upon a Train in the West

Sept. 26th 2015

The world is full of beautiful train layouts, and it's impossible to see them all in person. That's why I've decided to find some of the best layout videos the world wide web has to offer and give them the "box office" treatment. So get your tickets, because we're headed to the movies for Big at the Boxcar Office.

Today's video features a truly magnificent train layout set in the old west, and I couldn't think of a better movie title to honor it than Once Upon a Time in the West. So I'd like to introduce you to a one-of-a-kind fine scale layout that's sure to drop some jaws and inspire at least a few railroaders.

Once Upon a Train in the West   

The landscaping effects in that layout are almost unbelievable. It's not hard to imagine riding a horse right alongside its rails and looking up into the big western sky. Every single detail has been accounted for, and it really shows in the final result. Even after numerous viewings, this is a video that keep providing more fun things to spot in the both the backgrounds and foregrounds. The bridgework is uncanny, the trees are stunning, and the train itself is a masterpiece too. 

Most of us could only dream about a personal layout like this one, but that doesn't make our own efforts any less admirable. If you'd like to show off your own layout in action, you should take the time to fill in your Collection Showcase. And if you have a favorite model train video you'd like to see featured in the next edition of Big at the Boxcar Office, please leave a link in the comments below.  

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