My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Layouts - HO - Large

50 Years of Excellence: Dick Elwell's Hoosac Valley

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-01
Page:
42
Author:
Tom Bartley
Scale:
HO
Description:
How Dick got started in model railroading. A run-through his layout. How he built the scenery for his layout. Includes a track plan of this 34' x 64' layout. A sidebar is includes on Dick's friendship with Bob Van Gelder of South River Modelworks. More photos are available on the web.

60 Years at the Crescent City Model Railroad Club

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 61 #4 2016
Page:
38
Authors:
Ken Mason & Maureen Mason
Scale:
HO
Description:
The history, membership, and future plans of the club.

A Day at East LaSalle

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-03
Page:
58
Author:
Dan Christiansen, Dave Karkoski
Scale:
HO
Description:
This brief article describes, mostly through photos, how operations happen at East LaSalle on the North American Prototype Modelers' club layout. A small trackplan of this 59 by 74 foot layout is included, with a detailed track plan of the East LaSalle area.

Adding Operation to the Franklin & South Manchester

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2011-03
Page:
34
Author:
Richard Josselyn
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article is about how George Selios is now seriously operating his layout. The author was charged with making the layout operable. In addition to fantastic photos, there is also a full track plan of the layout. Some changes had to be made to the layout to help its operators.

Bedford Falls and Fellsburg Yard on the expanded Franklin & South Manchester

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-02
Page:
74
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Andy and Dave Frary visit George Selios' layout again to show the new expansion he has added. Includes many large photos, and a full track plan of the layout with the completed section and the planned further expansion.

Bill Aldrich's New New Haven

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-01
Page:
66
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Scale:
HO
Description:
Bill's previous layout appeared in the Great Model Railroads 2000 magazine, but it was dismantled after that due to a move. The new layout is based on the same ideas. The author describes how Bill was able to get the new 35'x50', around-the-walls layout up and running in three years.

Bucket List Layout Visit

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 61 #4 2016
Page:
5
Author:
Riley Triggs
Scale:
HO
Description:
Visiting this 3,700 sqft layout in Cornville, Arizona (near Sedona) comes highly recommended. (related web page)

Build for The Long Haul

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-07
Page:
72
Author:
Lou Sassi
Scale:
HO
Description:
The 19 by 33 foot Moose River Valley RR by Peter Eaton features a lot of switching, with three yards and many industries. The layout lasted 30 years, and was torn down in 2001, so that Peter could focus on building has large scale garden layout.

Burr Stewart's BN Along Puget Sound

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-01
Page:
54
Author:
Paul Scoles
Scale:
HO
Description:
The layout measures 30 feet by 33 feet and is set in 1973. It is an around-the-wall layout with a large L-shape peninsula. It also has sections that are double-decked..

CB&Q's Chicago & Aurora Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-02
Page:
64
Authors:
Mike Spoor & Dwayne Easterling
Scale:
HO
Description:
The authors talk about how Mike raised the roof of his townhouse to be able to add a new floor for his layout. The layout has expanded over the years. Includes a track plan of the layout at that time (the layout has been expanded since then).

Coal Mines Along the East Broad Top

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2014-10
Page:
32
Author:
Ron Pearson
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The author describes how he researched coal movements on the East Broad Top. The layout is 24' x 33', with some of it on two levels. It is set in the 1940s. There is lots of research material available on the EBT.

Columbia Steel's Priarie Works

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-03
Page:
104
Author:
Jeff Borne
Scale:
HO
Description:
This 24' x 29' layout features large steel and nickel production plants. Photography by Bob Werre.

Crowd Pleaser

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-04
Page:
52
Author:
Gil Freitag
Scale:
HO
Description:
Photography by Bob Werre. Gil documents the history of his Stony Creek & Western layout. In addition to many photos, the article also includes a full track plan. Operations is very important on this 29'x51' layout.

East Meets West - Modeling the Rio Grande Southern and East Broad Top

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-01
Page:
52
Author:
Linn Moedinger
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
This three-level 23' by 47' and 20' by 17' layout features two of the owner's favorite narrow gauge lines set in 1957. Includes a trackplan and many photos of this beautiful layout.

Ed Schampel's Weird & Wonderful Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-10
Page:
40
Author:
Edwin Schampel
Scale:
HO
Description:
The freelanced layout measures 45 by 18-1/2 feet and takes up most of the basement. It features four loops that are connected. The layout allows for long trains to be run.

Erie's Mahoning Division in HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-11
Page:
100
Author:
Mike Schafer
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a visit to Joe Slanser's 28' x 29' basement layout. The main layout is in a 9' x 29' area, with a large double-track loop running through the rest of the space.

Esteban Martinez's BNSF

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-04
Page:
121
Author:
Esteban Martinez
Scale:
HO
Description:
An interview-style article asking the owner about his layout. Includes the track plan and many photos of his layout.

Franklin & South Manchester Revisited... A Conversation with George

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-09
Page:
44
Author:
Art Fahie
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author asks George Selios a number of questions about his layout. Includes many half-page photos.

Franklin!

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
74
Author:
George Sebastian-Coleman
Scale:
HO
Description:
George Selios has made it to the town of Franklin on his layout. Includes lots of great photos and a full trackplan of the layout to-date. George has switched to DCC and sound.

From Bathurst to Bayview

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-04
Page:
67
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Scale:
HO
Description:
Three friends build this large layout in an office space to represent the Bayview Junction near Lake Ontario, Canada, including its wye. The article describes how they built it and includes many close-up and several overhead photos.

Gil Freitag's Stony Creek & Western

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1975-04
Page:
32
Author:
Gil Freitag
Scale:
HO
Description:
After a very long introduction by the magazine's editor, the author describes the construction and design philosophy of his layout, the fact that most structures are scratchbuilt, and how he integrated a narrow gauge line after the layout's construction had already begun. In additional to many layout photos (some in color), there is a complete track plan of the layout.

Hard Coal and the Wyoming Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-12
Page:
56
Author:
John Edwards
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article focuses on a portion of Harold Werthwein's layout that features moving coal. The layout fills most of the 35 x 85-foot basement. Included with the article are lots of photos and a diagram of the part of the layout discussed in the text.

Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Ry.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
76
Author:
Malcolm Furlow
Scale:
HO
Description:
This large layout literally fills the 22-foot by 50-foot basement with a massive, continuous scene. About a quarter of the layout is consumed by a turntable, engine house, and large yard. The scenery is absolutely stunning. The article includes a two-page fold-out. The layout features B&O steam-era.

Heavy Industry in HO-scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-11
Page:
60
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
The magazine revisits Dean Freytag's South Ridge Lines to see how it has progressed over 25 years. His layout is famous for the heavy steel industry he has modeled. Includes many close-up photos of some of his industries.

Here's What I'm Working On

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 60 July 2008
Page:
39
Author:
George Kovach
Description:
This layout spans 40 by 18 feet, and is double-decked, which includes four-track mainline.

Introducing the Franklin & South Manchester

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1986-04
Page:
81
Author:
David S. Busch
Scale:
HO
Description:
It took George Selios two years to get part of his layout to where it is shown in this issue. Includes many quality photos of the layout, a trackplan of the finished section, and where it fits into the whole plan.

It's The Little Things That Count

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-12
Page:
100
Author:
Michael Tylick
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author photographs some close-up detailed scenes on George Selios' layout.

John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-12
Page:
66
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
A description of John's beautiful layout, with floor-to-ceiling scenery. Included are many color photos, and the track plan.

John Elwood's HO Empire

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-02
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Bartley
Scale:
HO
Description:
A beautifully-scenicked layout that measures 12' x 16'. It models the Olympic & Puget Sound Rwy. The layout features many Selios structures.

John Longhurst's CP Rail Manitoba & Minnesota Subdivision

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-12
Page:
48
Author:
John Longhurst
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a freelanced, double-decked 17 by 20 foot layout set in the Fall of 1995. The author describes the layout's construction and operations. Includes a track plan. You can see pictures of this layout on John's blog, and he has videos of the layout on YouTube.

Keeping the Pennsy's Spirit Alive

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-09
Page:
74
Author:
Ed Dougherty
Scale:
HO
Description:
This 24' by 32' layout represents the PRR's Middle Division in the late 1950s. It is a one-and-a-half level around-the-walls design with a long center peninsula. The author describes the building that houses the layout, how he built the layout, constructing the scenery, and operations. Includes photos and trackplan.

L&N's Henderson Subdivision

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-09
Page:
80
Author:
Rick Rideout
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article features the operation-oriented, 35'x70' layout based on the L&N's Evansville to Nashville route. The track plan follows a very long linear design with yards at both ends, which wind up being next to each other. Includes a diagram on how the interior walls are built. Rick is the owner of Rix Products. The layout was featured in Allen Keller's Volume 9 video. (related web page)

M&K Division of the B&O

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-06
Page:
60
Author:
Don Cassler
Scale:
HO
Description:
An upside-down, reverse "F" shape, island-style layout that fills a 27' by 43' basement. The layout was designed as a railfan layout.

Metro Model Railroad Club

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-05/06
Page:
22
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article contains a description and many photos of the Metro Model Railroad Club's permanent layout in the senior citizens' condo development located in the former St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Includes general layout shape diagrams with photo indicators. (related web page)

Modeling a Changing World

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-08
Page:
72
Author:
Herb Gishlick
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this 23' by 27' layout, the author has attempted to stay up-to-date with the current times in his layout. Some structures have been modified over the years to reflect what happened to them in the real world over the years.

Modeling the SPSF Meadow Subdivision

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-01
Page:
97
Author:
Eric Miller
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author's layout is built around the theme of the SP and SF's merger being approved (it was rejected in the real world). The layout measures 34'x30', and the article includes a track plan and many photos.

More Mears' Madness

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
54
Author:
Jeff Reynolds
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
The old layout (featured in RMC June 1987) was moved from a 225 sqft space to a 652 sqft space. The layout is mostly around the wall with do duck-under bridges in a 40 by 26 foot space. The layout is private, but is being build with a group of 9 people. Has a sidebar on "Flangesaurus Rex", an in-place wheel cleaning section of track.

Morning at Mac Street

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
40
Author:
Jim Providenza
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article is a "railfan" view of Jim's layout, with lots of close-up photos. Includes a lower-level revision track plan.

My Visit to the Legendary Gorre & Daphetid

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-12
Page:
61
Author:
Robert Hogan
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author shares photos and his impressions as a visitor (and photographer and operator) of this famous layout. Bob's own Sn3 layout has some influences of John's layout in it, shown in a sidebar.

Once-a-year Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-01
Page:
184
Author:
Peter Goudinoff
Scale:
HO
Description:
Why go through all the effort to make benchwork, when you can lay all the track on a wooden floor in a spare room. The author describes how he helps his son build a track plan that can have multiple trains running.

Operations on Gil Freitag's Stony Creek & Western

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-08
Page:
68
Author:
Jim Kelly
Scale:
HO
Description:
After an introduction to Gil Freitag and his layout, the author covers how Gil treats operating his layout. Includes a track plan of Gil's layout, and lots of photos of his fantastic models.

Peninsula Club's New HO Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-02
Page:
24
Author:
Bob Dupont
Scale:
HO
Description:
This 30' by 60' layout was being built by the Peninsula Model Railroad Club at the San Mateo (California) County Fair Grounds. The handlaid track is code 70. The photos include ones of unfinished areas so that we can see their benchwork.

Prototype Scenes, Freelanced Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-08
Page:
42
Author:
Lou Sassi
Scale:
HO
Description:
This 19' by 34' layout features the fictional merger of 5 eastern railroads set in eastern Pennsylvania in the late 1960s to early 1970s. The father and son team Bill and Steve Brown worked on this layout for over a decade.

Railfanning on the Feather River Route

Magazine:
Trackside Model Railroading 2013-08
Author:
Jennifer Waters
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes Jim Pendley's 20'x46' layout which has as its focal point a replica of the Southern Pacific's Keddie Wye. The article includes lots of high-quality photos of the layout and the equipment running on the layout. There is also a link to video taken of the layout.

Railfanning the Great Lakes Western

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-10
Page:
84
Author:
Bruce Petrarca
Scale:
HO
Description:
A visit to the PebbleCreek Model Railroad Club in Goodyear, AZ. Includes many photos of the layout, and one of their outdoor G-scale layout. (related web page)

Railroading Salt Creek Style

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
54
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
HO
Description:
This club layout resided in Elmhurst, IL. It features four levels and mostly scratchbuilt structures and vast scenery. The club's history is covered.

Recreating Wisconsin's Past

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-06
Page:
66
Author:
Ray Meyer
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes the METRO Model Railroad Club of Port Washington, Wisconsin. The double-decked layout fits inside about 50 feet by 16 feet. Includes lots of photos but no trackplan.

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
70
Author:
Jim Findley
Scale:
HO
Description:
Full article on the now famous John Allen layout, with lots of photos (both color and black&white) taken by John himself (he was a professional photographer). The article includes a trackplan of the final G&D. Shown are the floor-to-ceiling scenery. The article also includes John's first 4x8 layout (track plan and photos).

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 2

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-02
Page:
82
Author:
Jim Findley
Scale:
HO
Description:
In this installment, the author covers the large yard at Great Divide and the extensive locomotive servicing facilities located there, to provide the nucleus for an overview of John Allen's approach to the hobby, including the clever use of mirrors. Many black-and-white and color photos are included in this article, including under-construction photos and a track plan.

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 3

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-04
Page:
60
Author:
Jim Findley
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers some of the more spectacularly-scenicked areas of the layout are examined in detail, and the lighting effects, including "black light", are reviewed. Includes both black-and-white and colored photos, includes some under-construction photos showing the placement of the mirrors.

Remembering the Gorre & Daphetid Part 5

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-08
Page:
60
Author:
Jim Findley
Scale:
HO
Description:
This final installment includes a closer look at the towns of Andrews and Port. Includes black-and-white and color photos.

Rich Sorensen's Wabash Valley R.R.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-04
Page:
42
Author:
Bob Werre
Scale:
HO
Description:
The 38' by 30' layout spread over four rooms in Rich's basement models the eastern mountains in West Virginia.

River City Western Railroad

Magazine:
Trackside Model Railroading 2013-08
Author:
Jennifer Waters
Scale:
HO
Description:
Beautiful photos accompany this article about the River City Modelers Club's 41'x48' two-level layout.

RMC Railfan Trip on the Gorre & Daphetid

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1971-03
Page:
28
Scale:
HO
Description:
The RMC Staff and private car No. 4, the Ramsey, recently headed west for a fan trip over portions of the spectacular G&D in the Akinbak Mountains area. This is a photo article, which photos shot by John Allen himself, of the layout following a train around. The photos are large (a number are full-page) black-and-white ones showing the large vistas on John's layout.

Rod Stewart's Three Rivers City

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-12
Page:
56
Author:
Carl Swanson
Scale:
HO
Description:
When I first saw Rod' layout in this issue, I was very impressed because it looks like something George Selios would do. It turns out he is one of Rod's idols. The article includes a track plan of this huge layout, and describes how Rod finds time to model, and how he is building his layout. Includes a side-bar on using LED lamps.

Rugged Mountain Vistas On the HO scale Franklin & South Manchester Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-03
Page:
64
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
The magazine visits George Selios' layout for the sixth time, this time reporting on the completion of the layout with the recent addition of New England mountains. In addition to many large photos, this article also contains the current trackplan.

Selios - A Scrapbook

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2001-08
Page:
40
Author:
Art Fahie
Scale:
HO
Description:
Good quality photos of scenes on George Selios' layout. The text describes a number of modeling and weathering techniques George uses for his scenes and structures. One interesting note is that George doesn't use an airbrush!

Southeast Division of the Milwaukee Road

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-01
Page:
46
Author:
Michael Duncan
Scale:
HO
Description:
A large, around the wall layout with several peninsulas for modeled industries in a 25 x 35 foot basement. The author writes about how he got into the hobby, why he models what he does, and describes the construction of the layout, his motive power, and operations.

Ted Hough's HO Canadian Pacific Ry.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
92
Author:
Malcolm Furlow and Paul Scoles
Scale:
HO
Description:
A 12 by 28 rectangular, around-the-walls kind of layout featuring Canadian railroading. The layout was started by Ted's brother Don and later moved to Ted's basement. The layout had been featured in Model Railroader before.

The California Central Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-02
Page:
68
Author:
Don Mitchell
Scale:
HO
Description:
This club layout is housed in the Agnew depot. The article covers how the club was formed and progressed over the years, how they built the 12' by 55' layout, and describes their operations. Interior and exterior photos are included, as well as close-up layout photos and the full trackplan. Also includes a sidebar on how the club tested switch machines to determine which one would be used on the layout.

The Franklin & South Manchester 1 Year Later

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-04
Page:
56
Author:
Dave Frary
Scale:
HO
Description:
Dave visits the layout a year after his last visit, to report on what George Selios has done on his layout. Includes many photos, a track plan diagram of the finished area, how George controls his trains, and the various scenery techniques he uses.

The Fremont & South Park R.R.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-11
Page:
81
Author:
Dave Rickaby
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article is a fictional story about how Lynn Draper's rendition of his railroad came about. It is accompanied by photos of his layout, a track plan, and how the layout was built using I-beams. The layout measures 27' x 12'.

The Gladstone & North Houghton

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2000-11/12
Page:
38
Author:
Doug Geiger
Scale:
HO
Description:
Fred Carlson's G&NH "G"-shaped layout models the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where iron ore is king. He is an MMR. The article contains lots of close-up photos, a description of how the layout was built, the motive power and rolling stock, and operations of the layout. A track plan is included. Another magazine article on the layout can be seen in the Railroad Model Craftsman February 1996 issue. Online photos for this layout are available at this Rocky Mountain NMRA Region web site.

The Granite Mountain Railway Part II

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-04
Page:
48
Author:
Doug Geiger
Scale:
HO
Description:
This installment covers the primary purpose of the layout: operations. Also covered are the Dynatrol command control, scenery design, and the added narrow gauge line.

The Houston Society of Model Engineers

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1979-09
Page:
66
Authors:
Bob Dannenbrink & Jay Miller
Scale:
HO
Description:
The club is building a layout in a vacant room in the Houston Belt & Terminal RR's Union Station building in downtown Houston, Texas.

The Kansas City Southern Lines

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-03
Page:
70
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a 15' x 30' layout in Wilson Hunt's garage.

The Midwest Lines

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-07
Page:
45
Author:
Dave Rickaby
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes the 33' by 52' layout built by Rolf Plachter.

The New Numark Valley

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
44
Author:
John Edwards
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author visits Bill Kupiec's layout. An article about Bill's previous layout appeared in the September 2001 issue of RMC. Bill moved and his new covers 15 by 42 feet. The freelanced, almost completed layout is modeled after railroads that moved anthracite from eastern Pennsylvania to New York City and New Jersey.

The Northwest Timberline

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-09/10
Page:
35
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Scale:
HO
Description:
Many photos of the dual-deck layout built by Jim Lorbiecki. The U-shaped layout measures 8' x 17' x 24', with a peninsula that adds another 3.5' x 7'. Includes diagrams roughly indicating where the photos were taken.

The Pasadena Model Railroad Club

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-03
Page:
90
Author:
Bob Hegge
Scale:
HO
Description:
This large layout was built in a refurbished bowling alley. It has some impressive specs.

The Penokee, Grandview & Winnipeg Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-06
Page:
42
Author:
Dave Rickaby
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article is about Ralph Wehlitz' HO-scale that was started almost 50 years ago. This U-shaped layout measures 26' x 24' and is set on July 4th, 1963.

The PRR's Williamsport Division, circa 1935

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-09
Page:
42
Author:
Jim Wing, Darren Ferretter
Scale:
HO
Description:
Two railfan friends combine their efforts to build a large layout in one of their garages. It is a folded dog-bone design with a branch line and offline staging. See the layout on their Facebook page

The Quartz Creek & Union Pass

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-03
Page:
48
Author:
Dave Rickaby
Scale:
HO
Description:
Bill Barr's U-shaped fictional railroad that takes most of a 22' by 22' outbuilding. The time period is the mid-1920s when Bill was a young boy.

The Raton Division

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
70
Author:
Bob Foltz
Scale:
HO
Description:
This 24' x 27' around-the-walls layout models the ATSF from Trinidad, Colorado to New Mexico border. It has beautiful desert scenery, and operation was important.

The Reading Lines

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-12
Page:
66
Author:
Bill Gruber
Scale:
HO
Description:
This point-to-point layout set in 1955 attempts to adhere to the Reading Railroad's operating standards. In additional to prototype information, this article covers construction, scenery, equipment, and operation.

The Ria Grand & Southwestern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-03
Page:
60
Author:
Jeff Griffin
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
14' by 25' island layout in a dedicated building with workshop, featuring Colorado prototype modeling.

The RvP Division

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-03
Page:
76
Author:
Mike Cunningham
Scale:
HO
Description:
Rudi von Prittwitz built this 23 x 68 foot layout in his attic. It is based on the Southern Pacific from the 1950s onward. The layout features beautiful scenery, large yards, and tall mountains.

The Sierra Grande & Western RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
98
Author:
Dale Olafson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Two friends built a 16'x30' basement layout in the shape of an "M". Includes photos and a track plan.

The Stony Creek & Western RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-07
Page:
56
Author:
Gil Freitag
Scale:
HO
Description:
Gil describes how he developed his layout, and how he operates it. Includes many photos and a track plan.

The Tule Springs & Western... Revisited

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-04
Page:
56
Author:
Steve Sint
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author revisits Frank Burke and Lynn Austin's two-car garage layout ten years after the first report. It describes the layout and the changes made in the last ten years. Includes lots of close-up photos of this nice layout.

The Utah Colorado Western

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-11
Page:
82
Author:
Lee Nicholas
Scale:
HO
Description:
The layout fills most of the 33' by 30' basement. The single track mainline represents a bridge line between Craig, CO and Heber, UT. In addition to the description of how the layout was built, the article covers operations and includes a track- and elevation plan.

The White Pines Model Railroad Club

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-11
Page:
74
Author:
Dick Christianson
Scale:
multi
Description:
The club has a building in an industrial complex in Bensenville, Illinois, which features a theater, a 25x32 foot N-scale layout, and a 45 x 85 foot HO-scale layout. Elmhurst Model Railroad Club (the new name and web site for this club).

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
65
Author:
Dave Frary
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a full-page photo of a scene on George Selios' layout.

Twenty-five Years on the Cat Mountain & Santa Fe

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-09
Page:
56
Author:
David Barrow
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author talks about how he built several layouts and improved his idea of what an ideal layout would be. He then covers his current "domino" modular design with minimal scenery. Includes lots of photos and several track plans, including the latest one.

Vic Kuklin's Modern-day Colorado Midland Ry.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-05
Page:
48
Author:
Eric Lundberg
Scale:
HO
Description:
This double-decked layout, in the owner's imagination, had the Colorado Midland Railway continuing on to August, 1960. A trackplan and photos of the very nicely-detailed layout accompany the article.

Visiting Fred Carlson's Gladstone & North Houghton

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-02
Page:
60
Author:
Jeff Johnston
Scale:
HO
Description:
The article describes Fred's layout set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which measures 26' by 25' in an L-shape. It covers the layout's construction and design, operating, and plans for the future. Many photos and a track plan are also included

Visiting Larry Wright's Beaver Valley & Pennsylvania RR

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-04
Page:
58
Author:
Dan Lewis
Scale:
HO
Description:
The layout measures 35' by 55' in an around-the-walls style in Larry's basement. It is set in 1936 and features aspects of the Ma & Pa railroad if it had made it to western Pennsylvania. Includes many photos and a trackplan.

Visiting the Blackhawk Valley R.R.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-01
Page:
64
Author:
Bob Krueger
Scale:
HO
Description:
This simple around-the-room layout fits in a 13' x 26' space. The photos in the article only cover a 2' x 8' area that is "finished". The track is all handlaid code 70 rail. The author enjoys rail-fanning his layout.

Where The East Broad Top Meets the Pennsy

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-04
Page:
52
Author:
Lou Sassi
Scale:
HO
Description:
This 24' x 26' layout has a double-track Pennsy mainline around the perimeter of the layout and the narrow gauge EBT in the center island. Includes a sidebar on how Don Shook makes debris for the top of his steam engine's tenders.