We lost a very good friend and member Nelson Steinmetz on January 15th. Nelson built and owned a successful architectural products business in Scottsdale, AZ. Nelson was most know for his love of trains. Nelson's first train set was at the age of 10 and remained a collector, layout designer/builder, and award winning exhibitor in NASG, and a member of the "Valley of the Sun S-Gaugers in Phoenix, AZ
Nelson Steinmetz S-Scale layout is all around the wall (22’ x 22’). The era is 1950/1960 and only diesels are operated. Motive power is DC w / accessories on AC and layout was being rewired for DCC. Motive power is manufactured by S-helper, American models, Overland, River Raisin and Omnicon. Scenery is 85% complete. Track is code 126 nickel silver rail on plastic ties.
Nelson Steinmetz's Santa Fe & Western Model Train Layout was featured in the August 2013 Dispatch Magazine on pages 11-16. You can get your N.A.S.G membership and Dispatch magazine off there web page.