2015 Sn3 Symposium – Dale Kruetzer

This year the Sn3 Symposium was in Seattle, home of many great layouts….I love seeing and operating great layouts so I just had to go.  Additionally, I gave a clinic, Introduction to TT&TO operations.  Here is the first post about those that I did make it too.

The Sn3 RGS layout of Dale Kruetzer is gorgeous.  How about those backdrops?

The Sn3 RGS layout of Dale Kruetzer is gorgeous. How about those backdrops?

4-6-0 #25 on Dale's layout

4-6-0 #25 on Dale’s layout

A train passes under the trestle

A train passes under the trestle

Sawmill along Dale's RGS

Sawmill along Dale’s RGS

The summit is over Dale's workbench.

The summit is over Dale’s workbench.

Clearly Dale is a fine modeler.  Sorry, not an RGS guy, so not sure what location this is

Clearly Dale is a fine modeler. Sorry, not an RGS guy, so not sure what location this is

Telephones in the layout room for OSing to the dispatcher.  Dale operates with TT&TO.  Actually, he attended my clinic back in Hickory.  But I doubt I was much of an influence in what he has done.  Instead I'd think Paul Scoles and others had a much stronger influence than me.

Telephones in the layout room for OSing to the dispatcher. Dale operates with TT&TO. Actually, he attended my clinic back in Hickory. But I doubt I was much of an influence in what he has done. Instead I’d think Paul Scoles and others had a much stronger influence than me.

Dale's dispatcher desk is located in the adjacent room.  It is as well done as the rest of the railroad.

Dale’s dispatcher desk is located in the adjacent room. It is as well done as the rest of the railroad.

Dale's railroad is a continuous run through the staging yard which is in this little room.

Dale’s railroad is a continuous run through the staging yard which is in this little room.

The layout's scenery is about 50% complete.  Dale make use of mockups to see how the scenes will look.

The layout’s scenery is about 50% complete. Dale make use of mockups to see how the scenes will look.

The mainline and some spurs are on grade.  When switching, a red flag can be inserted into a tube between the ties to hold that cars in place by the coupler.

The mainline and some spurs are on grade. When switching, a red flag can be inserted into a tube between the ties to hold that cars in place by the coupler.

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One Response to 2015 Sn3 Symposium – Dale Kruetzer

  1. Trevor says:

    A great looking layout – and the red flag is a neat idea: thanks for sharing that.
    Cheers!
    – Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

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