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We found a new home
Building dedication and modular layout
Starting construction of the permanent layout
The layout is in - Let's run some trains!
Working on the railroad
Progress shows on the layout
Now and Then - see how far we've come
Narrow gauge line
Our first official Operating Session
More operating session pictures
Pike Scenes - showing off our layout
2010 Christmas Party
2019 Christmas Party
2022 Christmas Party
Spring 2012 Spouse Operating Session
Spring 2014 Spouse Operating Session
The Woodlands Photography Club visits APN

APN property acquisition kicks off new era
We have a new home!
After a lengthy search, in 1999 we found these 2+ acres. With a lot of sweat equity we went from a wooded lot to a not so wooded lot with a foundation and steel structure to house our permanent layout.


Our 2+ acre plot as it looked from the street when we bought it way back in 1999


Here's looking south along the front property line. The property is narrow and deep, and just over 2 acres.


Here is a picture from within the property.  This is one of the less dense stands of trees!


But trees must go so we can put up our building. David Spencer takes on this tree with his chainsaw.


T - I - M - B - E - R !!


The start of a clearing


A little mechanical horsepower sure made it go easier.


Unlike us, the tractor barely breaks a sweat


Now we're starting to show some progress


Getting down to business! The concrete slab that will be the foundation of our 50' x 50' clubhouse


The skeleton arises


We've come a long way from just a wooded plot


Starting to enclose it. All that insulation is to keep the Texas heat out and the A/C in.


Starting to look like something!  For this we hired professionals.


The shell is finished and ready for interior work


Just think about how much railroad will fit it here!


Framed up the bathroom first


Here's the meeting room.  The layout room is through the opening to the right.


Approximately the same view, this time with sheetrock and lighting



Updated 02/11/2020