Brand New George Sellios' Franklin and South Manchester Railroad - 3-part DVD series.
by Model Railroad Academy
The Franklin and South Manchester, one of the greatest model railroads ever built, is the creation of professional model builder George Sellios. Because of George's talents, you'll see something new every time you watch this fabulous program,
- Part 1 covers the city of Manchester with multiple large urban buildings. You'll tour the layout behind a Mogul-powered passenger train and a Mountain-powered freight engine, from one end of the 22' x 7' layout to the other. Although the F&SM is HO scale, George has created a railroad that exists as surely as Chicago and New York did in the 1930s.
- Part 2 covers the new areas of Dovertown and Bedford Falls. Dovertown is similar to Manchester with massive buildings, but Bedford Falls is a small town with 2 or 3 story wooden buildings. George and friends offer clinics on detailing yards, weathering rolling stock, and modifying Finescale kits. George has created the F&SM as a fantasy world of model railroading with an exaggerated emphasis on detailing.
- Part 3 covers new areas of Franklin, Belverton, Chesterville and Beaver Meadow. You’ll see enough of the earlier towns to give you a feel for them, but the new scenes are so different from the old that they cry out for your attention. George is now doing smaller wood buildings in contrast to the earlier large brick canyons of Manchester and Dovertown. He has even created a logging operation in the wilderness section of the new area, and the whole layout has been greened out with lots of trees!
There is nothing more inspiring or awe-provoking than watching a layout tour created by one of the best model railroaders in the world.