The Brazos And Pecos was a basement size layout approximately 40 feet by 30 feet, built by Gene Browning. The layout had a large island area that wrapped around the center of the basement in the form of a long narrow peninsula. In addition to the peninsula area there were double decked shelves around the outside walls holding the branch lines. This provided very long runs and lots of operational variety. The Brazos And Pecos was set in the south west and most of the scenery was of a desert variety. Gene also sold a line of ballast and tunnel portals. I was the lucky recipient of some of his ballast he gave me when I was trying to determine the size and color I would be using on my own layout. I only had the opportunity to operate on Gene's layout twice but both were enjoyable experiences. Unfortunately Gene passed away on December 19, 2012. In the pictures below we will take a tour of the layout, then look at some of the scenery details and finally see what a typical operating crew and train volume looked like.