My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Layouts - O

25 Years And Counting

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
24
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
The author visits Bob and Elizabeth Jakl's celebration party of the 25th anniversary of their layout. Includes many construction photos from 1990.

A Christmas Tradition to Share

Magazine:
O Gauge Railroading 2016-01
Page:
57
Author:
Emile Henault
Scale:
O
Description:
What started as a simple annual display of Department 56 buildings has evolved into a three-level Christmas layout display. The article includes lots of photos and a track plan for each of the levels.

Bay Ridge Harbour Railroad

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 01 March 2002
Page:
4
Author:
Neville Rossiter
Scale:
O
Description:
This Australian author models a U.S. railroad in a 25 by 25 foot addition to the house. Includes photos of flat backdrop industries, a scratchbuilt car float bridge, track plan of the number "9"-shaped layout. Article also includes "lessons learned".

Bill Leider And His Union Pacific Layout

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-03/04
Page:
14
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
A large around-the-walls shelf layout featuring the owner's talented backdrop paintings.

Bob Walker's Dream Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-02
Page:
52
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
On3
Description:
The author writes the scratchbuilding column, but this article describes his large On3 layout. It models the Rio Grande Southern in 1942. About half of the layout is scenicked and looks beautiful.

Cleveland Flats

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2016-10
Page:
69
Author:
Kurt Matthey
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes his 2-rail O-scale switching layout that fits in a 11'6" x 19" shelf space, modeling the Flats Industrial Railroad in the Flats District of Cleveland, OH. (related web page)

Colorado Southern in On30

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 03 July 2002
Page:
4
Author:
Nicolas Biangel
Scale:
On30
Description:
A layout set in 1924 New York fits in a 22' x 26' garage. Includes model photos, a rough track plan.

Eric Bronsky Photos

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
54
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
This article is a collection of photos taken by Eric Bronsky of Ed Halstead's Chicago and Utopia Electric Railway. He has a YouTube channel under the name of "Electropickle Productions", which includes videos of Ed's layout.

Excellence in O Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-04
Page:
103
Author:
Larry Vanden Plas
Scale:
O
Description:
One of the members of the Twin City Model Railroad Museum describes their layout. Photography done by Bob Werre. Includes a track plan of this 45' x 57' layout. The layout uses two-rail hand-laid track.

Glory Days on the Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-05
Page:
40
Author:
Mallory Hope Ferrell
Scale:
On3
Description:
After a brief history of the RGS, the author describes his 60+ years in the hobby and how the construction of the layout emerged by combining the skills of two people. Includes many layout photos, and a track diagram of the RGS' area.

Having It All Colorado Style

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-11
Page:
100
Author:
George Hall
Scale:
O
Description:
This article describes Richard Miller's O-scale standard and narrow gauge Denver & Rio Grand Western. Includes a track plan.

Lee Hart's PRR Birdsboro Division Eastern Ridge & Chestnut Branch

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-03/04
Page:
37
Author:
Amy Dawdy
Scale:
O
Description:
A visit to Lee (and his brother Larry) Hart's 24'x36' 2-rail O-scale layout. The article includes many layout photos. No track plan.

Lex Parker's On3 D&RGW

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-11
Page:
60
Author:
Lex Parker
Scale:
On3
Description:
This Canadian layout measures 18 by 25 feet and is built around the walls, except for the peninsula yards; a true point-to-point design. The author models 1937.

Linfield Northern & Southern RR: Northfield Yard

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 32 May 2007
Page:
21
Author:
John P. Dunn, Sr.
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how he built his 2' by 6' switching layout to take to shows for only about $275. Includes photos of the layout (including an overhead one that shows the track plan). The idea is that larger layouts aren't necessarily better; it's all in what you enjoy.

Louis Ullian's Logging Empire

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-03
Page:
100
Author:
Louis Ullian
Scale:
On3
Description:
This layout is set in 1925 in the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, and fits in a 21 by 25-foot room. Track plan and several photos of the layout accompany the article, with a sidebar on how to make O-scale trees.

Mike Culham's Great Central Railway

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-03
Page:
86
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Scale:
O
Description:
This is an L-shaped 32-foot long layout that measures only 30 inches wide. It offers lots of switching.

My On3 Rio Grande Southern Sophir District

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Dennis Ferguson
Scale:
On3
Description:
Fantastic scenic shots accompany this article about the author's 54 by 25 foot layout. Only a portion of the layout has been completed.

OGR Digital Library Plus Extra Pages

Magazine:
O Gauge Railroading 2016-01
Page:
101
Scale:
O
Description:
Many additional photos of layouts covered in this issue.

Remembering the Reading with Lionel

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-12
Page:
124
Author:
Dennis E. Roguskie
Scale:
O
Description:
Although 3-rail track is used, the layout looks finished and realistically designed. Three loops of track cover this 6' by 16' layout for continuous action.

Scene Around the Layout

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-11/12
Page:
67
Author:
Jim Harper
Scale:
O
Description:
Just a single photo with caption of Jim Harper's The SP Palos Verde Division.

The Blue Smoke RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-06
Page:
96
Author:
Michael Primack
Scale:
O
Description:
Moving to more realistic track gave the author the desire to continue to build a large Lionel layout.

The Chicago & Utopia Railway

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
The author was there for the last run of Ed Halstead's layout (they are moving to a smaller home). In addition to many photos of the layout, the article covers Ed's youth, and how he got to eventually building this traction-based layout. (related web page)

The Great Northern Pacific Railroad

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 02 May 2002
Page:
34
Author:
Michael Luczak
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes his 16' by 32' layout, its equipment, and some of the facilities on the railroad. Includes a track plan.

The Intricacy of Textures

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2016-11
Page:
12
Author:
Edward Traxler
Scale:
On30
Description:
Presented as a photo essay, various topics related to scenery texture are covered by taking a closer look at some of the author's small layout. The layout also includes an On18 line. A complete track plan is provided as well.

The Ironbound Railroad

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 33 July 2007
Page:
6
Author:
Andy Romano
Scale:
O
Description:
This shelf layout goes around three walls of the author's two-car garage. The article describes how he got into O-scale, and how he constructed this, his second O-scale layout. Trains are run using on-board radio-controlled, battery-powered engines. Although the layout is used for operations, the many detailed scenes is really the author's joy in the hobby. Includes many close-up photos and a track plan.

The Southern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-08
Page:
48
Author:
Stuart Ramsey
Scale:
O
Description:
This large 32' by 24' basement layout continued to grow over the years. It includes two yards and quite a bit of mainline. The scenery is stunning. The layout is freelanced but based on the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland or Virginia.

The Tuscarora & Keuhn Creek

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
40
Author:
Chris Comport
Scale:
On30
Description:
This layout models the T&KC circa 1939 in a 6 by 10 space. In addition to layout design, the author also discusses his construction method, his structure design philosophy, and how he applied the scenery, all to create a lot of vertical height to the small layout. He sells some of his kits on his web site.

The West Tennessee Central

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-10
Page:
58
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
O
Description:
Louis Ertz's 26' by 53' O-scale layout. It is a walk-in layout with generous curves, beautiful structures, and nicely painted backdrops. The whole room is finished with carpet and wood skirting to the floor.

The Willoughby Valley R.R. Adventure

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-12
Page:
101
Author:
Mark Bresher
Scale:
O
Description:
This 027 layout includes lots of details and mini scenes. Part of the purpose for the layout is as a setting for children's stories for videos.

Trap & Garnet Ridge Railroad

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-11/12
Page:
47
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
The author describes how Mike Hurlburt got into model railroading, getting started in modular N-scale modeling, and then switching to O-scale. Includes photos of the layout, as well as a track plan. Operations is important to Mike. An interesting solution to a lift-up bridge is shown.

Visiting Steve Strebel's Rio Grande & Pacific

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-09
Page:
48
Author:
Don Mitchell
Scale:
On3
Description:
This 33 by 19 feet, double-level layout models a narrow gauge line from Colorado to California. It is 5 years old and almost everything on the layout is scratchbuilt. Includes trackplan and many photos of this beautiful layout.

Warner Clark’s Maumee Basin Lines

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 32 May 2007
Page:
6
Author:
Mike Cougill
Scale:
O
Description:
Modeled after the Nickel Plate's Clover Leaf District, this two-level layout measures 26.5' by 19' in an L-shape. A hinged-gate provides access to the interior of the layout. All track is handlaid code 138 and 125 and controlled via DCC. Includes track plan and close-up photos of excellent scenery. You can see more information on the proto48.org web site