The City Edge Layout - Street Running Scenes - by Vic Smith

This 10 minute video highlights the City Edge layout created and built by Vic Smith. This layout is located near Lambert International Airport in Bridgeton, Mo, a suburb of St. Louis. Featuring street running and Kato's Amtrak night running scenes along with Broadway's Union Pacific AC6000's transporting Athearn and Intermountain double stack units across the city's elevated rail structure by Micro Engineering. Along with a nostalgic trip of Broadway Limited Santa Fe's War Bonnet F7's pulling a set of lighted California Zephyr cars while a trio of NW2 switcher engines carefully perform some street running down Market Street. This layout runs a variety of trains and rolling stock from many different eras for a wide range of entertainment for layout visitors. New HD video of the layout will be available with an array of prototype scenes set in the 1980's.

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Author Larry Smith (3 hours)
Is the layout located in the same city that's represented on it? I don't
know how you knew what to put where otherwise and what the street surfaces
looked like.

Author Kevin Boatman (1 month)
This is hands down one of the best layouts of all times!!!! WOW! I feel
like getting started immediately! ....

Author David Massey (2 months)
So awesome! How long was this beauty in the making? Still ongoing work or
done? Meticulous modeling - even the hidden girder bridges were fantastic.
Nice work, Vic. P.S. Love the bridge going across the hallway; your wife
must be one awesome lady.

Author r3v3rs3tWiLiT3 (3 months)
It' really nice and realistic but I would hate to live in that city! the
railroad seems to have been given a free reign to put tracks right down
major roads. I lived in Portland Oregon and they have light rail down the
center of roads but they don't interfere too much with traffic.

Author xanadujohn79 (2 months)
This has to be a labor of love. Fantastic job. Now if I had the time and
the place to do mine.

Author Hornhausen (1 month)
Very nice video.

Author Ken Browne (3 months)
What an amazing .layout Rex, your city landscape of all types of buildings,
the hot dog van are simp,y first class and a credit to you. As are the
locos with amazingly loud horns and the flat tyres on some of trucks.
Thanks for sharing this one. Best wishes from Ken in Scotland UK. 

Author befrank88 (1 month)
Beautiful layout, excellent details and a very very good video.

Author silversurfer12371 (2 months)
Simply amazing layout. There a few things that look a bit odd and that I
would have done a bit differently, but for the most part, one of the best
layouts I've seen. The sound effects really are a nice touch.

Author talesin (3 months)
very detailed. it must have taken several hours to put all that together

BTW, the corleone olive oil company was called "genco" 

Author leafygreentree (2 months)
Chicago guy?

Author Jimmy Mack (1 month)
What scale is this?

Author Victor Rojas (2 months)
Mixing the audio from real trains makes the video so much more
interesting, lot of detail, very cool layout.

Author Ryan Gaynor (2 months)
This is one of the best layouts I've ever seen, incredible!

Author Santiago ESPAÑOL (3 months)
al ver cosas asi , te dan ganas de no volver a hacer nada mas nunca .....¿
Para que? si nunca le llegaria ni a los zapatos .....

Author Darth Belal (11 months)
THE most interesting track layout I've ever seen. This is a very, very
uncommon scene and the details are extraordinary.

Author Jeff Church (2 months)
wow !!! you have me drooling here. smoking city

Author MisterPersuasion (5 months)
It looks like I'm watching a movie made in Hollywood! Incredible!

Author jeff2178 (2 months)
This is AWESOME!!!

Author Rick Covert (1 month)

Author Raymond Stewart (3 months)
the best layout ever,period!

Author a jude (1 month)
cfde ha

Author bluedoris88 (2 months)
stunningly good!

Author BNSF777 (3 months)
How long did it take to build the layout?

Author Carl Mac (6 months)
Awesome layout incredible detailing all around, a little excessive horn
noise but that's just me, thank you for posting this.

Author KlunkerRider (7 months)
This is still one of my favorite layouts, BTW I will be pinching ideas from
it for my harbor layout

Author brett624 (5 months)
NOTHING EXCESSIVE ABOUT THE HORN NOISES loloops too loud expression..
seriously very impressed I would LOVE to see it in person, some details as
to how long it took, how much thought was placed on it, I noticed the
A-team van on the streets so I wonder if there is trouble among the
building tenants lol, mirrors certainly added the depth of the streets,
awesome engineer's tan line (as in farmer john tan from us truckers arm out
the window), but mostly its the sync of when and how much train sounds are
applied, I LOVE IT -just in case you couldn't hear my words lol, Vic its
truly a work of art and passion, after 4 years I am soo fond of it
remaining in my top 3 video collection you have no idea how much the video
and sync of the sounds means to me, here's to another 4 or more years? !!

Author Rawan Othman Alhazani (3 months)
can i use it?

Author HO DM&E Channel (7 months)
Where did you get the railroad crossings and gates? Ps amazing!

Author Jarrett Briscoe (3 months)

Author E34Benzin (5 months)
Truly awesome! I love it.

Author Shawn Driscoll (9 months)
The lighting is just right for this scene.

Author railroadguy100 (6 months)
Great layout. Has just about everything with modern railroading

Author TheReIntegration (10 months)

Author perth45 (6 months)
Somethings not real about it...but I love it anyway....

Author Daniel Hormann (6 months)
graffiti on the trains is truly great!

Author joop roos (5 months)
Great! like

Author planegoalie (4 months)
Wow, Just wow, you have my dream set. So hard to find good city/Pax
settings. awesome work

Author Ravenous Pathogen (8 months)
The attention to details is above outstanding, way awesome.

Author Shawn Driscoll (9 months)
The City Edge Layout - Street Running Scenes - by Vic Smith

Author Modelnoob (7 months)
Awesome Layout !

Author M Kefer (8 months)
Haha A-Team Van @ 1:19

Author Matt Foster (10 months)
Just incredible! Such amazing detail! Thanks for sharing!

Author Eliot Francis (10 months)
What a stunning layout with urban scenery. The weathering and sky is so
realistic. Truly astounding!

Author Bill Salvey (8 months)
that is totally epic

Author Coral Bay RR (9 months)
beautiful, simply beautiful. nice smoke and mirrors. too real to be
pretend, the only thing missing in the alleys are rats, there may have
been, but just too much to take in, even watching it several times.

Author thomas sharrermaltatrains (1 year)

Author invertd007 (11 months)
Amazing modeling !

Author ammoguy5 (11 months)
Truly Amazing, Probably the Very Best Model Railroad on Youtube!

Author Mark Swasey (11 months)
Great video of a car float and switching it!

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