Back in the January 1962 issue of Model Trains, E. L. Moore noted in the introduction to his article, Let's Build a Mountain, that he "had well over a hundred letters requesting track plans of my 4 x 6-foot railroad as a result of photographs published in Model Trains..." It turns out that one of those letters came from a reader of this blog who asked Mr. Moore for a track plan back in 1961. And if postmarks are anything to go by, Mr. Moore mailed back a reply on 15 April '61 with a postcard - carefully sealed in an envelope - of the track plan on one side, and a handwritten note on the other.
Here you are tho you may need a magnifying glass. Radius, elevation, wiring connections, sections all marked, if you can find em.
signed E L Moore
If you've been following this blog for awhile, well, you know I've been trying to figure out the Elizabeth Valley Railroad track plan for a good long time. Previous instalments in the journey are here, here, here, and here. There are a number of corrections I need to make based on this amazing discovery that was generously shared with me by a reader. Thank-you very much!