In the late 1970s Austrailian model railroader Stuart Wrightson hired legendary layout planner the late John Armstrong to design an HO scale railroad based upon the Clinchfield RR. Stuart ended up building the railroad, but he flipped the plan to better suit his needs. You can read about Stuart’s railroad in the November 2018 Model Railroader.
John often made cassette recordings for his clients where he discussed their projects and his design process. Listen to the recordings that he made for Stuart’s project by clicking the links below. In part 1 John talks about his original design, and in part 2 he discusses Stuart’s revised version.