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Date: 12/03/18 17:56
President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: WrongWayMurphy

This layout was professionally built, sponsored and paid for by Union Pacific, for the
George Bush Memorial Library in College Station, Texas (on the campus of Texas A&M Univ.). 
It is fully automatic and has four separate loops, two lower level and two upper level,
using top grade lumber throughout and Kato track.  There are round plexiglass tubes that
fit in the round holes so that one can enter the layout in the middle and pop up inside
the clear tubes (tubes not installed yet). A push button starts the trains and after 5 minutes
the layout times out and shuts down until the button is pushed again.


The Library decided it really didn't fit in as it did require some maintenance, and donated it to
a small museum in Crockett, Texas, but they decided they didn't know anything about it and donated
it to our Texas State Railroad society museum in Palestine, Texas. We have a rather large 25'x50' HO
layout that was also donated and just now have it all put back together after moving it from Dallas,
so next we will concentrate on this N-scale layout. I would not show this off yet but since this is
Bush week due to the great man's passing, I thought I would share this.

It can be seen at 808 W. Oak St in Palestine, Texas.

Shane Murphy
Tyler, Tex.








Date: 12/03/18 20:07
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: MojaveBill

Nice of them to donate it...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 12/03/18 22:16
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: RyanWilkerson

Very cool, thanks for posting the photos and story of its history and travels. Glad it was saved!

Ryan Wilkerson
Fair Oaks, CA
ShastaRails



Date: 12/04/18 00:03
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: RRBaron

Thanks for saving it!



Date: 12/04/18 03:53
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: UP951West

Shane, thanks for posting this. Some day I'd like to go see it. --Kelly



Date: 12/04/18 05:06
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: BigDave

So what are the dimensions on this layout?
 



Date: 12/04/18 06:07
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: WrongWayMurphy

BigDave Wrote:
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> So what are the dimensions on this layout?
>  
Not there today, but approx 8' x 8'.



Date: 12/04/18 08:20
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: joemvcnj

However immaculate and professional it is, it still requires a good old fashioned track and wheel cleaning to prevent stalling every week or two.



Date: 12/06/18 06:33
Re: President George H.W. Bush's memorial N-scale layout
Author: Bob3985

Glad your folks are able to save this layout and it appears to have a lot of potental for scenery. I wish your group well and many years of enjoyment. '
Our club here in Cheyenne is waiting for the new space to open up so we can set the Cheyenne & Green River back up, somewhat modified for the reduced space.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



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