Elmore 1972, Capturing a moment in time.

So what happens when you take all the elements that make up a good LEGO® train layout, trains, buildings, landscape, apply a laser like focus on them to depict one specific era in time at one specific location and then turn it all up to 11? You get Elmore 1972 from Tim Gould and Mike Pianta.

 

Elmore 1972

 

Elmore 1972

 

I believe at it's highest level model railroading is an art form and the model railroader an artist. It's an art that aims to capture a moment in time. To freeze an era and a place and tell the story of the daily life that revolves around a small stretch of train tracks some where in the world. This layout from Mike Pianta and Tim Gould proves that LEGO trains can not only play in the same league as more traditional model railroads but that LEGO trains can be art.

 

This layout is a fantastic piece model railroading artistry. But this isn't the first from this team. Mike and Tim also collaborated last year to create the inspiring Ararat 1972 layout. So be sure to check out all the photos from these two wonderful layouts. This is the magic that can come from the wonderful hobby of LEGO trains.

Elmore 1972

Ararat 1972

About the Author

Cale

Cale Leiphart lives in York Pennsylvania and is a veteran LEGO steam builder and founding member of the Pennsylvania LEGO Users Group. His main interest is modeling steam era railroads in the North Eastern US, in particular those local to his home town of York. Outside of LEGO and trains he enjoys video games, old cars, and collecting farm toys.

1 Comment

  1. Tim Gould January 24, 2012 at 3:32AM

    I'm truly flattered. This is by far then icest thing anyone has said about models I've helped build.

    For more pictures there are also groups:
    Ararat 1972

    Elmore 1972

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