Andy Crawford


Information Technology (IT) Director for Model Railroading Live

Andy is an HO scale modeler, who has a penchant for large steam locomotives and for the pursuit of a highly faithful recreation of a real place and time. Andy is a Norfolk & Western Railway modeler, focused on the early spring of 1950 when steam was king on the N&W. His current layout depicts a small section, some 24 total miles of the Clinch Valley District of the famous Pocahontas Division of the N&W. His attention to detail and capturing all the components that made possible the innovation in our world that railroads were in the first half of the 20th century have him hand building all track from individual components, including all tie plates, fish plates, and associated hardware. While Andy is the first to admit it's not for everyone, it's a joy to see the results of his labor and passion for this hobby.

Andy shows some of his projects with his fellow hosts and guests monthly on the FineScale Live Build show as well as participating in many other Model Railroading Live video productions and live shows. Andy was educated as an Electrical Engineer and now works in the IT profession and is partner with his company. He adds his talents and experience to our team to assist in any capacity, however his technology experience makes him another of our invaluable team.