Hi I have been in modeling for over 50 years. Living in Wisconsin I built an HO layout with a CNW theme. It has been in Model Railroader. Twelve years ago we built a new home and I put in a garden RR. I did this so I could properly run passenger cars as 30 “ radius doesn’t cut it. My G scale has 12 foot radius curves. I chose to model after the NP, because I liked the Loewy scheme better than GN and I didn’t want more of CNW. I have a USA ABA F3 set with seven cars. At some twenty five feet in looks great on my 30 foot trestle. The area of the garden RR is larger than my house of 2000 sq. ft. 200 ft. of mainline track, a 30’ passing siding and a 30’ staging track with a “Y” to the mainline. Now that I have most of the plant, shrubs, trees, etc. in and somewhere between 20 and 30 ton of stone, I have been doing some modeling to keep me busy in the winter during this pandemic. I purchased 10 AristoCraft flatcars and am stripping, painting, and modeling them as best I can represent the 6600s and 6700s series. For the flatcars I did the artwork to replicate In G scale exactly as I saw in pics I also redid the bulkheads of the Aristo cars as they were not prototypical. I am a retired clergy.