Route of the Broadway LION
Route of the Broadway Lion, The largest Subway Layout in North Dakota at Assumption Abbey, Richardton North Dakota
The Largest Subway Layout in North Dakota
The Wheel of Being, of beginning and of ending. The Wheel of Life. Shiva, the destroyer and the builder. The Circles of Life keep turning, turning turning. And so one must destroy in order to renew. As it is in Life, thus it is with model railroads too. And so it is that the construction of the Broadway Lion begins with the 2005 demolition of the Eregion Railroad... New construction begins with preparing lumber, used lumber that came from buildings that we have torn down. It was stored for many years down in the barn. This board show used to be the floor in the old science building. Other boards came from and old farm building and had more splinters and other organic matter on them. Below left shows the decks being added to the ‘back forty’. The two lower decks are 16” wite the top level is 12” wide and as ceen in the bottome right photo extends across the north wall where the room reveals its origin as a classroom.
This picture also demonstrates the ‘west blob’ made of two 3’ wide tables from the previous layout pushed together to form a single table 6’ wide by 16 feet long. The middle of the table cannot be reached but is not used anyway.