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

Climax Falls II

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-08
Page:
86
Author:
various authors
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a 5'x22' layout which fits along one wall of the garage has become a family project.

Denis Mueller's D&S RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-02
Page:
90
Author:
Don Coppola
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is a 13'x17' layout around three of the four walls of a room, with two peninsulas. Includes several photos and a track plan.

Edward Laity's Valley and Tekoa Railroad

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-07
Page:
36
Author:
David Butts
Scale:
HO
Description:
The L-shaped 14' x 15' layout was built into a building in Edward's backyard and features the Virginia & Truckee in around 1885. Most of the structures are wood and many are scratchbuilt. The layout is mostly finished.

Franklin Junction on the Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-11
Page:
96
Author:
John Franzen
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
A spare-bedroom-sized layout features an embellishment of the junction on the RGS around 1941. The layout features nice scenery and expansive-looking backdrops.

Fred Gill's Diamond Valley Line

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1983-07
Page:
66
Author:
Malcolm Furlow
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
This Australian layout is a freelanced model based on the American narrow gauge prototype.

George Lochsky's Northern Pacific Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-09
Page:
38
Author:
Don Spiro
Scale:
HO
Description:
A long, skinny layout that models the Cascades to Puget Sound. Since the layout is a bit smaller, the owner was able to focus more attention to the details and the fantastic structures it features. The passenger station is modeled open facing the aisle, so the interior is fully visible.

Presentation Car 422

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 9, #3
Page:
65
Author:
Wes Ward
Description:
Scenes from Robert Todd' layout.

Rock Trains on the EBT

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-02
Page:
50
Author:
Doug Taylor & Stephen M. Priest
Scale:
HOn3
Description:
This layout models the East Broad Top in Pennsylvania, with connections to the standard gauge PRR. The layout was started in 1978 when the original part was designed by John Armstrong. Some prototype photos and lots of layout photos are included. Also included is the track plan for the HOn3 section of the layout.

Scranton, 1937: The Steamtown Diorama

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-10
Page:
64
Author:
William Schaumburg
Scale:
HO
Description:
This is the story of how the model railroad display at the Steamtown National Historic Site came about and what it is supposed to model. Includes several photos of the layout, as well as one prototype photo from era the layout is to represent. (related web page)

The Golden Era Los Angeles in the 1950's

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-07
Page:
58
Author:
Robert Smaus
Scale:
HO
Description:
12 by 19-foot layout features the SP in L.A. The article is a photo essay that takes you around the layout.

The Iron Wood RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-11
Page:
74
Author:
Larry R. Forgard
Scale:
HO
Description:
This spare-bedroom layout features very nicely done scenery with scratchbuilt structures set in early 1940s.

The Ironhead Timber Co.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
60
Author:
Bob Clarke
Scale:
HO
Description:
The 10' by 16' layout features a lot of detail and very nice scenery. Not all of it was finished at the time of the article. The theme is logging railroading in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900s.

The Last Run of the Pennsylvania & Maryland

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-09
Page:
24
Author:
Richard Bradley
Scale:
HO
Description:
A fictional story built around the author's layout. Lots of photos, but no layout data.

The New Poco Valley

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-01
Page:
86
Author:
Ken Nelson
Scale:
HO
Description:
Reclaiming the space used by his children's layout, the author expanded and completed the basement before building this "E"-shaped layout. The article briefly describes the construction process, but its focus is on operations. Includes photos, trackplan, and operations sequence and forms.

The Pennsylvania Railroad

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-11
Page:
64
Authors:
Robert Schleicher & Andy Rubbo
Scale:
HO
Description:
The layout features signature scenes of the PRR's 4-track mainline in a 13'x37' layout. Staging tracks are in a separate room. Includes many photos and a track plan.

The Ramapo Valley

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-03
Page:
54
Author:
Bill Kennedy
Scale:
HO
Description:
The layout is an around-the-wall style layout with a large J-shaped peninsula into the middle of the room. It features lots of switching. There a quite a few close-up photos of the layout. The layout is loosely based on the Erie Lackawanna in northern New Jersey. It models a double-track mainline between Hoboken and Ridgewood with one branch line.

Touring the SP Western Division

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-01
Page:
74
Author:
Lloyd Roberts
Scale:
HO
Description:
This around-the-walls with a peninsula layout features a large model of the SP's Oakland Mole passenger station. A sidebar shows how two Walthers kits were combined to create a smelter and refining complex.

Visit Paul Novak's Gold Creek Railway

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
Page:
62
Author:
Paul Novak, Jr.
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes his introduction into the hobby, and then describes the layout that will be open as part of the 2014 NMRA convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The layout is set in the 1950s. There are lots of photos accompanying the article.