Jim Harper has one of the finest Proto48 layouts in the country.
It fills a three-car garage in his home in Reno. Jim’s
track is all hand-spiked with individual tie plates and four
spikes per tie. He used cast frogs and points so his track
is as well detailed as his models. Recently, Jim has converted
to DCC operation with sound. The SP 2-8-0 shown in the lead
photo on this site and again in this section is a PFM import.
It has sound and DCC with drivers and wheels converted to
P48. Jim also has a model of a SP S-10 0-6-0 switch that was
brought in by Westside Models many years ago. It came equipped
with a unique 52-C-1 cylindrical tender.