My Library - Railroading Books - Great Model Railroads 2008
09/28/2008

Author: various authors

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Published: 2008

ISBN: ISSN 1048-8685

Pages: 124

ChapterPageTitle / Description
18Piecing Together The New Hoosac Valley
Lou Sassi describes Dick Elwell's new HO layout which was built from salvaged sections of his previous layout. The new layout measures 34 by 64 feet and features western Massachusetts in 1945-57.
218Santa Fe Across the Panhandle
Jay Miller's HO-scale layout is set in the Texas Panhandle in the 1950's where the ATSF can be found. The layout is about 12 by 33 feet with lots of distance running. The layout is run with salvaged sections of the original CTC panels from the prototype.
328Voodoo and Palmettos
The professional layout designer Lance Mindheim describes his L-shaped 9x10 HO-scale layout set in modern-day Miami.
436The Traveling Chili Line
Steve Amitrano's Sn3 layout is designed to be moved often, although it takes up about 9 by 11 feet.
546Deep in the Heart of Texas
This Texas-based layout features the area between Dallas and San Antonio. Joe Mainz' HO-scale layout is in a dedicated 12 x 24 foot building. The era modeled is 1970s to 1980s.
656A Granger Line in Hoosier Country
The HO-scale Logansport & Indiana Northern layout is set in present day, and is effectively an 85-foot long shelf layout.
764Follow the Soo Line Across the Plains
Ray Grosser's 18 x 34 HO-scale layout is set in 1954 in the plains of Minnesota. The couple has now switched their attention to a new O-scale layout.
876Freelancing in the Northland
Gerry Leone built this fictional HO-scale Bona Vista RR set in 1953 in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. He uses mirrors in scenery, and describes how he uses an unused piece of track in the layout as its programming track.
986Take a Turn Around the Southern
This 24 by 30 HO-scale layout is set in the late 1940s in Kentucky. It is very detailed.
1096Steaming Along the Naugatuck
David Popp's N-scale layout measures 16 by 17 feet and is set in 1948. The article includes a sidebar on how to weather drivers on an N-scale steam engine.
11108Modern Times in O Scale
This article by Lou Sassi of Frank Czubryt's Denver Union Terminal O-scale layout is set in present day and measures 24 by 32 feet.