My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Layouts - S

"Chama", the PBL Display Layout

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Peter
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
This 2'x20' Sn3 layout travels everywhere where P-B-L goes. Locomotive distances covered are measured in actual miles! Includes a couple of photos.

2008 NASG Convention Layout Preview

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
20
Author:
John Ciarleglio
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the following layouts open during the 2008 NASG Convention: Tommy Robichaud's 22'x22' DCC-powered layout that can handle both hi-rail and scale equipment; Dick lannacone DCC-powered layout features AF, hi-rail, and scale equipment.

A Busy Day at Truckee on the S Scale Sierra Northern

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
24
Author:
Bob Hogan
Scale:
S
Description:
A two-page photo, with a brief description, of the yard of the author's layout.

A Collector's American Flyer Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
32
Author:
Barry Mertz
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the construction of his 28'x15' A.F. layout. Includes the track plan diagram.

A Layout for the Kids

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Mark Anderman
Scale:
S
Description:
Each year the author sets up the American Flyer layout in the livingroom on a 5'x12' platform with a 4' extension. Friends of his children would come over during the Christmas period to play with the layout.

A Photo Visit to The Twin Cities

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Werre
Scale:
S
Description:
Several pages of photos of models and layouts by Steve Hanson, John Kromhout, Dave Jasper, and Tom Lennon.

A Photo Visit with John Bortz

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
6
Authors:
Don Thompson & Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
Four pages of photos of John's Pennepack Valley & Western Railroad.

A Visit With Dave Smith

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief introduction on how Dave got into S-scale, there are several pages of photos of his NYC/UP layout, including a full-page photo of his scratchbuilt trestle bridge.

A Visit with Ron Tilton

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 2, April 1991
Page:
6
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes Ron and his layout, and shares many photos of the work Ron has done. Ron specializes in scratchbuilding rolling stock.

Adams Lines

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Herb Adams
Scale:
S
Description:
The author's layout is 12-1/2' square which uses code 100 handlaid track. The article includes the track plan and several layout photos.

Along the Hudson Central RR

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
18
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his two 2'x5' portable modules that he built, using the "Switchman's Nightmare" track plan in the Kalmbach "101 Trackplans" book as a guide. Includes many photos of the layout.

American Flyer Christmas Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 2, April 1993
Page:
28
Author:
James Sleeth
Scale:
S
Description:
The A.F. layout of the All Gauge Toy Train Association of San Diego is featured in text and photos.

American Flyer Layout Filled with Accessories

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
19
Author:
Arnold Kotzen
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he got into AF and the layouts he has built.

American Flyer Under the Tree

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
18
Authors:
Tim Price & John Murray
Scale:
S
Description:
For two months out of the year, Tim Price sets up his American Flyer train set layout on a ping-pong table for the family to enjoy during the Christmas time period. John Murray's American Flyer layout measures 24'x13' with a 4'x6' extension consisting of several loops for simple and reliable running, which family and friends enjoy.

An Executive Pike

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
38
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Scale:
S
Description:
Building a small layout that takes up very little space, yet provides switching opportunities, and takes only one 4'x8' sheet of plywood. Includes photos of the layout, cutting diagram, and installation diagrams.

An update on the Penn Western

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
22
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Scale:
S
Description:
The author details his moves and changes to his layouts over the many years he has been an S-scale modeler. He is currently working on a 29'x45' layout in his basement, which includes a 2'x16' switching layout and a portion devoted to the EBT modeled in Sn3.

Background on the S-Helper Service Display Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
31
Author:
John Prior
Scale:
S
Description:
A brief description of this famous layout (to S-scale modelers, at least) and how it was built. Includes a track plan.

Bill Wood's American Flyer Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-07
Page:
98
Author:
Jim Kelly
Scale:
S
Description:
Open as part of the 1988 NMRA convention, Bill Wood's 24'x35' walk-in U-shaped layout runs some of his 91 steam locomotives, 44 diesel locomotives, and well over 500 cars. Yes, he's a collector, too.

Bob Hogan's Sierra Northern Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Bob Hogan
Scale:
S
Description:
A two-page spread of photos of the author's layout, who has been an S-scale modeler for nearly 50 years at the time of this article.

Building a Unique Cityscape

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
19
Author:
Jack Bartman
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos of the owner's layout show off the interesting ways he has laid out the city scenes.

Building in S Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-06
Scale:
S
Description:
The center supplemental to this issue is 24 pages of S-scale modeling articles, tips, and currently available product from advertisers. This is a great source to find out what's available in S today. The supplemental was a co-operative effort by the RMC magazine and the NASG. (related web page)

Building the New Buffalo Creek & Gauley Part IV

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
28
Author:
Brooks Stover
Scale:
S
Description:
This final installment covers the "story line" of the layout and how he operates it. A little bit of prototype history is covered, including the lines' demise. On Brooks' layout, the line is doing well. He describes the car card routing system he uses, as well as the NCE DCC system he uses to run the trains. The locomotives are using the Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders.

Calabash Terminal Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
Page:
30
Author:
Monte Heppe
Scale:
S
Description:
Monte shares a few photos of an area of his modular layout that has recently received new scenery (an update to his October 2010 article in the Dispatch).

Chama Yard

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
28
Author:
Jack Savaslian
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The 3'x48' layout models the Chama Yard, which was the first layout the author built after switching from On3 to Sn3. Includes a track plan, and several photos.

Chicago, Priceless & Denver RR

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
Rod Price
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his layout, which was open during the 2011 Fall S Fest. A track plan is included.

Christmas Set Becomes Permanent Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
23
Author:
Robert Musca
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how as a kid he could only have the AF layout out at Christmas time, and how that finally changed when he had space in his own house.

Chuck West's Layout

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
6
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
Chuck lives close to the Des Plaines Hobbies store, through which he learned about S-scale, and has been in S ever since. Many of the local S-scale modelers now work on and run trains on Chuck's layout. Includes many photos of Chuck's layout, and a group photo of some of the guys working on the layout.

Coast to Coast in S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 4, August 1992
Page:
12
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
Many photographs of 9 different S-scale layouts.

Coffee with Bob Bubeck

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
7
Author:
Bob Bubeck
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his A.F. layouts and what he collects.

Craig Wright's Cumbres & Toltec Western

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
29
Author:
Craig Wright
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he switched to Sn3, built his 18'x30' layout, set in Chama, NM in the fall of 1950. Includes lots of photos.

Dave Woodrell's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-07
Page:
48
Authors:
Paul Scoles & Bill Mohn
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author describes Dave's Rio Grande Southern layout, which was started in 1991 in an 18' X 33' space in his new basement. The article includes the layout's track plan, and lots of close-up photos.

Denver & Rio Grande Western

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
27
Author:
Al Wahlberg
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author describes his layout, which is centered around the town of Coffee Creek, a freelance town that grew to serve the area's Coffee Creek Lumber Company. Includes one photo and the point-to-point layout's track plan.

Denver, Rio Grande & Southern Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
22
Author:
Roger Russell
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The 12'x18' layout room, intended for an HO-scale layout, was filled with an Sn3 layout after catching the narrow-gauge bug. Includes many photos, a track plan, and a listing of engines found on the layout.

Disaster Strikes Popular St. Louis Christmas Display Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
15
Authors:
Moe Berk & Gerry Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
The American Flyer S-Gaugers of the St. Louis Area-built layout at the St. Louis Famous-Barr department store was drenched in water due to a frozen pipe breakage.

Engineer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 2, April 1993
Page:
6
Author:
Ed Davis, Sr.
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his history in the hobby. He is a real-world train engineer. In addition to A.F. collecting, he also scratchbuilt NYC transit equipment. A track plan of his 11'x17' layout is included, as well as several photos, including ones of his scratchbuilt cars.

Finistere

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
21
Author:
Kelvin White
Scale:
S
Description:
The article covers the author's sectional Canadian National exhibition layout. The model represents an extension of the Caraquet & Gulf Shore lines on the Acadian Peninsular in New Brunswick, Canada, set in 1968 to 1972. The article includes a track plan and many photos of the layout.

Focal Point: 'Rumansoda' on the Minnesota Heartland

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
34
Author:
Ken Zieska
Scale:
S
Description:
The author tells about how he designed his layout to have several railfanning spots on it to remember the real-world railfanning he gets to do.

Francis Lee Jacques' Great North Road

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Sloan
Scale:
S
Description:
The layout used AF mechanisms, trucks, and track, but Lee scratchbuilt everything else to his own standards, which was On3-1/2. The whole objective of the layout was an exercise in perspective, as he was a professional artist. The layout was moved to the Lake Superior Transportation Museum North Road in downtown Duluth after his death. The article includes photos of the layout, and a track plan reprint from the May 1962 issue of Model Railroader magazine.

Glen Sponholtz's Laramie and North Park Railway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 1, February 1992
Page:
10
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
A visit and several photos describing Glen's layout. The layout was open as part of the 1991 NASG Convention.

Houston S Gaugers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 05, Number 2, March 1982
Page:
9
Author:
Bob Werre
Scale:
S
Description:
Along with two photos on the cover of this issue, the Houston S Gaugers are also featured on this page with a group photo and a photo of Jack Troxell's engine facility on his Houston and Gulf Coast layout.

How One S Gauger Made His Childhood AF Dreams Come True

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
19
Author:
Tom Miller
Scale:
S
Description:
Well-known for his large, large-scale (Fn3) layout built in a dedicated building, a portion of that building is dedicated to his 13'x23' AF layout, described by the owner in this article. Includes lots of photos, and a track plan.

Illinois Railroad Relocates to Pacific Northwest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
Page:
13
Author:
Tom Hopman
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the American Flyer-based layout, how it has its roots in the artist's drawing of the A.C. Gilbert AF catalog from 1950. Having built the layout in a modular fashion, the author was able to move it to a new city. Includes several photos of the layout after the move.

Jess Bennett's Great Northern Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-02
Page:
62
Author:
Jess Bennett
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built his 20'x44' layout, and how he enjoys scratchbuilding steam locomotives.

Joel Shank's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2001-10
Page:
50
Author:
Dick Roberts
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author talks about how Joel went about building a 34'x44' building (from scratch itself in 1987) after literally burning his HO-scale layout in 1984. The article includes many photos of this highly-detailed layout, as well as a track plan.

John Ramm's Three-Dimensional Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 1, February 1991
Page:
13
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
This American Flyer-based layout measures 15'x25' and is 5 feet tall, covering several levels. The article includes several photos of the layout as the Greater Seattle S Gaugers club met at John's house.

Layout Building in 1:64 Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-06
Page:
88
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Scale:
S
Description:
Chris talks about Trevor Marshall's S-scale layout construction. Trevor is modeling the town of Port Rowan in Ontario, Canada in the 1950s. (related web page)

Layout evokes 1950s Cleveland

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
32
Author:
Joe Webb
Scale:
S
Description:
The author built a 6'x12' AF layout, with the intent of slowly converting parts of it to "scale". However, instead he kept the layout as-is, and is building a second 26'x26' around-the-wall layout in S "scale". This article only covers the AF layout.

lESGAPN Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
31
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Scale:
S
Description:
The Inland Empire S Gauge Association of the Pacific Northwest (better known as lESGAPN) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007, and the club recognized this occasion by documenting its history since inception. The club centers around Spokane, Washington. This article covers the formation of the club in 1967, the construction of the club's layout, the downturn in the 1980s, the revitalization in the 1990s, and typical annual club activities.

Let's Visit the Boston & Maryland Railroad

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
22
Author:
David Avedesian
Scale:
S
Description:
The author's fourth layout, a double-deck 15'x20' layout connected by a 5-foot diameter helix, features an almost floor-to-ceiling mountain scene. The layout is "hi-rail" using American Flyer track components.

Let's visit the Midwest Central

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
31
Author:
Sig Fleischmann
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes is 12'x21' layout on the second floor above his garage. It features all American Flyer, some Lionel, and some American Models cars.
The single track point-to-point main line is 256 feet long with a reverse loop at both ends. Code 172 rail is handlaid. Includes one photo of the under-construction layout.

Manufacturers Build an Sn3 Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-08
Page:
100
Author:
Jon Clinton Stetz
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
This article covers the layout that a group of manufacturers, who produce products for S and Sn3, built within a year, in time for the 1989 NMRA Convention in Houston, Texas. The layout is called the Durango, Rico & Northern RR. The L-shaped layout consists of a corner module that contains a wye, and four 5-foot modules, one on the short end of the "L" and three on the long end. Eighteen companies provided product and/or worked on the layout. The article includes photos of the layout and a track plan.

Meet an S Gauger - George Reneris

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 1, February 2009
Page:
16
Author:
George Reneris
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his Snoqualmie, Mohonk & Panguitch RR, which is an M-shaped 11' by 21', three-level layout.

Monon's Fourth Subdivision

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-08
Page:
40
Author:
Roger Nulton
Scale:
S
Description:
Roger's layout fits within a 1,200 square-foot basement, with staging yards going into the garage. The layout is set in Indiana and features many interchanges with other railroads. In addition to many layout photographs, there is also a track plan included.

My Sn42 Blue Mountain Railroad

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-07/08
Author:
Fred Stephenson
Scale:
Sn42
Description:
The layout is built on a bed frame, using HO-scale track to model Sn42 gauge track.

News From the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
23
Author:
Jim Martin
Scale:
S
Description:
After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.

Next Stop Linwood!

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-08
Page:
52
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Scale:
S
Description:
Paul visits Mike Fyten's Kaw Valley model railroad, which is set in rural eastern Kansas in the early 1950s. It measures 28'x28' in a mostly around-the-walls layout with one peninsula. The article includes many photos, a track plan, and a small bio about Mike.

Operations on the NYW&B

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-07
Page:
42
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
Dick's layout will be open as part of the 32nd National Narrow Gauge. In this article he covers the design and implementation of his layout which has lots of electric engines, overhead wiring, and beautiful scenery, all done in the minority scale of S.

Our Layout is Strictly for Fun

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
38
Author:
Tony Ruffini
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his AF layout which is built on three 4'x8' tables.

Oxford Two-Rail Train Club

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
22
Author:
Woody Hanger
Scale:
S
Description:
The club has no dues, and meets weekly for operating, construction, and more operating, in the loft of a barn that houses a 7-loop layout. Their 37'x24' regularly pulls 80-car trains. The layout is fully scenicked and includes tall mountains.

Port Huron & Northern Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 6, December 1990
Page:
14
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
A description, with track plan and several photos, of Dave Held's 34'x17' layout.

Port Rowan in 1:64

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
8
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the history of Port Rowan, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Erie, and proceeds to describe his layout, which is a small S-scale switching layout, built to Proto:64 standards. Included are lots of layout photos, a track plan, and a description of the operational scheme. (related web page)

Preserving Pennsylvania's Railroad History

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-10
Page:
66
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Scale:
S
Description:
The author built a freelanced S-scale layout set in Pennsylvania to preserve the railroading heritage of the state. After describing how he got into S-scale, the author describes the operations on his layout, building a 15-foot long mountain, tall structures representing Philadelphia, and moving into DCC and Sn3.

Rainbow Route Update Part 1

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Robert A. Jones
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his layout as an "American Flyer S gauge simulation of the Rio Grande Railroad". It includes A.F. track, but with scale scenery. Includes several layout photos as well as a sidebar on the D&RGW.

Revisiting the Denver & Rio Grande Southern Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
29
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Photographed by Bob Werre, this revisit to the layout showed the tremendous amount of progress Roger Russell had made to his layout, with lots of trees and lots of details added. The article includes a track plan of the 12'x27' layout.

Riding the Tall Bridges

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-03/04
Page:
17
Author:
Bill Young
Scale:
S
Description:
The 10'x25' was built by the author and three friends, consisting of code 100 hand-laid track. It features 13 bridges. Includes many layout photos.

Rio Grande Northern Railway

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
30
Author:
Richard E. Owings
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author describes his layout built in a space of 10' x 12' with a yard addition of 2' x 10'. The track plan allows for continuous running or point-to-point operation over 90 ft. of main line trackage. It is open during the 1st annual Narrow Gauge Convention in St. Louis. Includes two photos.

Roger Nulton's Monon

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
11
Author:
Roger Nulton
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a photo essay of Roger's beautiful, finished layout.

S Christmas Layouts on Parade

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Barry Brogan
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his story about how he re-set up his Dad's AF layout now that he himself is a father.

S Pikes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
Page:
17
Author:
Bill Lane
Scale:
S
Description:
Two photos of the author's layout, which will be open after the 2013 NASG Convention.

S Scale Empire with a Narrow Gauge Past

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-02
Page:
106
Author:
Keith Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos by Bob Werre. Bob Christopherson changed from Sn3 to S standard gauge by simply moving the rail out to the correct gauge. This meant that some equipment couldn't run on the layout, but he solved that by moving the clock forward from the 1940s to 1957. Includes layout photos and a track plan of the Columbia Valley & Western, an 18'x19' "M"-shaped layout.

S Scale Great Northern Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-07
Page:
52
Author:
Jess Bennett
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos by Bob Werre. Beautiful photos of big vistas accompany this article about the author's 33-year old layout that fits in a 20'x44' space. The layout is set in the mid 1950s and models a freelance of various western railroads in northern Idaho. The article describes the process of building a house into which the layout was planned, how the author uses natural materials for scenery, and how his hobby within the hobby is scratchbuilding steam locomotives (50 of them!).

S Scale NYC Southern

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
23
Author:
Richard Kuepper
Scale:
S
Description:
This freelanced AF/hi-rail layout is a 12'x16' island-style layout, with some extra tables on the sides.

S Scenes - Vistas of Member Layouts

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
28
Scale:
S
Description:
Single photos of Joe Kimber's, Bill Winans', and Nelson Steinmetz' layouts.

S Team Builds Promotional Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
14
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
"S Team" is the name of a group of S standard- and narrow-gauge modelers in the Chicago area. They built a 10'x30' layout.

S-pikes at St. Louis

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 5, October 2009
Page:
18
Author:
Bob Werre
Scale:
S
Description:
Two pages of photos of S layouts in the St. Louis region that were open of the convention tours.

San Juan Southern

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
38
Author:
John C. Kalin
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author briefly describes his point-to-point layout representing railroading in southwest Colorado during the late 1920s. The layout is built in an L-shaped space and measures 23' x 50' x 12'. It is open during the 1st annual Narrow Gauge Convention in St. Louis. Includes two photos.

St. Louis Gets An S Gauge Department-Store Christmas Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
24
Author:
Gerry Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
This article is about how the American Flyer S Gaugers of the St. Louis Area (AFSGSLA) built an S-scale layout for Famous-Barr Department Stores in their Famous-Barr's downtown St. Louis location. It consisted of 4 loops of 300 feet total on three levels. Includes two photos.

Steve Doyle's Chicago and Route 66 Layout

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
26
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief introduction to Steve, the author describes the layout, which features scenes along the famous Route 66. Included are lots of photos, including one on night-time operations.

Stoner, Colorado, May 31, 1947 in Sn3

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Busacca
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Photos of Bill's scene which measures 3'x6'.

Superdetailed Layout Built for Travel

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2007-04
Page:
57
Author:
Jon Addison
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Not having enough space at home for a permanent layout, the author build a sectional layout, so that he only has the section in the house that he is currently working with. The other sections are stored in the garage or the purpose-built trailer. He takes the mostly-scratchbuilt 6'x24' layout to local train shows. His 1929-1935 Silverton Central is not modeled after a specific prototype. The simple oval track plan (with only two turnouts) makes it easy to run the layout at a show.

Terry Henderson's American Flyer Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 4, August 1991
Page:
9
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
This 10'x24' layout is set up several times per year by Terry Henderson and his friend Keith Erickson and their supportive families. Includes many photos, and a track plan.

The Auburn Extension of the Rio Grande Southern

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
16
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
This article covers how Bob Hogan got started in Sn3, and his current layout at the time. At the time of the article he had completed a 20'x30' dedicated building for his next layout. Includes many photos of the layout.

The Buffalo Creek & Gauley R.R.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
52
Author:
Brooks Stover
Scale:
S
Description:
A beautiful rendition of the standard gauge shortline in West Virginia. It still used steam in the early 1960s. Includes layout photos, track plan, and structure sketches done by the author to capture the flavor of a structure before building it. Includes information about the BC&G today.

The Building of The Silverton Railroad

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
22
Author:
Roger Russell
Scale:
S
Description:
A group of Tucson, Arizona modelers wanted to build a portable Sn3 layout to show people what was possible in S-scale. Includes several photos.

The Central California Railroad a Tradition Continues

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
24
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers a visit to Brian Jackson's layout, built by him and his late father. The article is accompanied by a large number of photos of this well-lit layout.

The Cheyenne Mountain RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-07
Page:
58
Author:
Bob Werre
Scale:
S
Description:
Bob visits Rusty Paulus' layout, which is a layout that was started by its previous owner, along with the help of the local Houston S Gaugers, and eventually moved to Rusty's house. The layout measures 12' x 26', and has two levels.

The Coos River Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
26
Author:
Joe Greynolds
Scale:
S
Description:
The fictional, around-the-walls 8-1/2'x12' layout is based on western Pennsylvania. Includes many photos and a track plan.

The Crested Butte & Northern

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-03
Page:
116
Author:
Kenneth Ehlers
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author describes his 10'x23' layout set in 1938.

The D&RGW Pasquinel Branch

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
28
Author:
Bob Werre
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A photo collage of Jerry Boudreaux' 10'x11' bedroom layout. Includes a track plan.

The Great Smoky Mountain Rwy: A Railroader's Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-01
Page:
86
Author:
Mike Martin
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers Homer Henry's S tinplate empire, owner of "Train Plus" model railroad shop in Wheaton, Illinois.

The Harper Valley Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
22
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Scale:
S
Description:
The author, and photographer Bob Werre, visit Don Harper's Sn3 layout, providing all the usual descriptions of the layout and how it was constructed. It also includes a track plan and plenty of photographs.

The Harper Valley Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
8
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
A visit of Don Harper's Sn3 freelanced-style layout based on Colorado prototypes. The two-level layout measures 13'x20', which was an HO-scale layout prior to 1981. The article includes many photos of the layout.

The Layout as Art

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
25
Author:
Bud Smith
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A 2.5' x 19' switching layout represents a logging diorama, which won an award at the 1987 National Narrow Gauge Convention. At the time of the writing, this layout was being integrated into a larger garage layout.

The Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Company

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-11
Page:
44
Author:
Pete Smith
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author's retirement layout is a freelance one set in 1938. It follows a folded-dog-bone design, but it is operated as a point-to-point during operating sessions. He covers the layout's construction, how he made his trees (it is a logging railroad), and how he made the harbor scene with water using Golden's "Soft Gel (gloss)". (related web page)

The Minnesota Heartland

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
36
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his visit to Ken Zieska's layout, a brief history of Ken's involvement in the hobby, the start of this layout in 1980, his involvement with the local Pines and Prairies S Scale Workshop group, and the couple of expansions that the layout has enjoyed. Includes many photos of the layout, as well as its construction and a track plan.

The Monon Route

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
12
Author:
Roger Nulton
Scale:
S
Description:
The author models the Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville Railroad, more commonly known as the Monon, in S-scale. The layout is set in the 1940s. The article covers his growing up with A.F., migrating to hi-rail, and now, to scale modeling. Includes many photos and a trackplan of the in-the-attic layout.

The New Mexico Northern Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 6, December 1991
Page:
13
Author:
Dan Waskes
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Chuck Thurman's 14'x28' layout is described in detail in this article. This Sn3 layout is shaped like a "G" and uses mostly hand-laid code 70 rail. The article includes a track plan and several photos.

The Northbound Local

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-09
Page:
50
Author:
Paul Scoles
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The layout fills most of the 22' by 46' basement, and this narrow gauge line is set in 1895 in California. The article's photos take you on a tour of the layout.

The Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-05
Page:
52
Author:
Paul Scoles
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
This layout article was inspired by the author's friend purchasing a new digital camera "that had to be tested". Includes a description and lots of close-up photos of the author's 1895-era layout set in Northern California.

The Penn Creek Valley

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
29
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the idea behind his layout, his design criteria, the era and area modeled, the track plan, its operating scheme, and an evaluation of what worked and what didn't. Includes a track plan of the entire layout, and many photos.

The Penn Creek Valley

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1975-11
Page:
48
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
Sam describes his layout and how he acquired and built the layout's equipment. Even though S is a minority scale, Sam still has 7 steam engines, one A-B diesel set, 40 freight cars, and 6 passenger cars operating on his layout. In addition to the many photos of his layout, a track plan is included, as well as ways in which the reader can get additional information about S-scale.

The Penobscot Central

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
34
Author:
Bob Wall
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his layout. Included is a track plan.

The Polar Express Comes to City Hall

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Powers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author builds a 6'x9' S-scale layout with the Polar Express theme based on S-Helper Service's track for the local town's city hall reception area.

The Port Huron and Northern

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
7
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visits Dave Held's layout, which is based on a fictitious railroad in the Detroit area. Many of the background buildings use printed photograph he took himself in the 1980s. Includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan. Dave's layout is open for this year's NASG convention.

The S models of Joe Greynolds

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a follow-up to the November/December, 1989 issue article of Joe Greynold's layout, in which the author shares photos of Joe's cars which didn't fit in that previous issue. Photos only; no commentary.

The S scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1993-12
Page:
124
Author:
Brooks Stover
Scale:
S
Description:
The real Buffalo Creek & Gauley was an 18-mile West Virginia short line. Brooks has modeled that using S-scale hi-rail track and large flanges, but you have to look long and hard to see that through all of the scenery and details that are on this 22'x28' layout. The layout is set in 1962, three years before the BC&G went out of business. The article includes lots of photos, and a full-color track plan.

The S Scale Sierra Northern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-06
Page:
40
Author:
Bob Hogan
Scale:
S
Description:
Bob's layout was open as part of the 2013 NMRA convention. In this article he describes his current layout, which is mostly S standard gauge after 25 years of modeling Sn3. The new layout features the Southern Pacific in Sierra Nevada set between 1950 and 1956, and it is built into a dedicated 24'x26' building. The article includes many layout photos, and the layout's track plan.

The S Scale Workshop

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-05
Page:
84
Author:
Jim Martin
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces the Free-mo style club layout built and shown by The S Scale Workshop, an south-central Ontario, Canada group. Several modules are described, and each include a track plan drawing.

The Sacramento Division - Phase I

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 3, June 1993
Page:
18
Authors:
Vic Cherven, Jr. & Vic Cherven, Sr.
Scale:
S
Description:
The father and son team share how their layout has come about, and what they wanted to have. Includes several photos of the layout still under construction, an large track plan, and diagrams of the layout's benchwork.

The Sandy Creek and Pennsylvania R.R.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 4, August 1991
Page:
15
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes a visit to Barry Mertz' S-scale layout. The brief article is accompanied by a good number of color photos.

The South Pacific Coast Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
10
Author:
Don Seeburger
Scale:
S
Description:
The layout is a collection of modules that form a double-oval loop with a very large yard in the center of the loops, for the purpose of being able to make-up and break-down trains to run on the loops. Stairs to the attic enter into the center of the layout. Includes photos and a track plan.

The Southwest Central American Flyer Lines

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
32
Author:
Mike Thurber
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the construction of his 12'x14' layout, which looks to be a nicely-scenicked AF layout. Includes a track plan, which lists the AF accessories he used on the layout.

The Spiral Hill Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
26
Author:
Frank Titman
Scale:
S
Description:
An interview with the well-known S-scale modeler. Included are a track plan of his layout, and many photos of his layout and his steam engines.

The Tinplate Road

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
16
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
A visit and tour of Ernie Horr's layout. Includes several photos, some of which are full-page.

The West Shore Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 3, May 1991
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Mark, Jr.
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the Mark family's involvement in S-scale layouts, including the current one. A track plan is included, as well as many photos. The layout was still under construction.

The World's Busiest Layout Builder

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
12
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Scale:
S
Description:
Rich Lenart builds a completely new A.F.-based layout each year for the Christmas season, and has been doing so since age 2. He currently uses an 18'x22' room. Includes several layout photos.

There Is Always Something New

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
14
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A layout visit with Norm "Chic" Hartert. After a full history on Chic, the article covers how he discovered Sn3 through a P-B-L ad. There are lots of photos of the layout. Part of which is being rebuilt.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-11
Scale:
S
Description:
Includes a photo of Bob Hogan's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern, and Brooks Stover's S-scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-09
Page:
66
Author:
Bob Kuchar
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A full-page-plus photo of Bob's Sn3 layout featuring a high trestle bridge running two P-B-L C-16 class D&RGW engines.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-06
Page:
70
Author:
Simon Parent
Scale:
S
Description:
Simon's Canadian National #5076 moves across a scratchbuilt bridge in this two-page photo.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-01
Page:
99
Author:
Frank Titman
Scale:
S
Description:
A full-page photo of Frank's Red Dot Mine taken on his 50-year old Spiral Hill layout.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-06
Page:
71
Author:
Randy Meyer
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A single photo of the author's Canyon & Rocky Mountain RR featuring engine #452, Denver & Rio Grande Western class K-27 Mikado, crossing the Animas River bound for Silverton.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-09
Page:
69
Author:
Kenneth Ehlers
Scale:
S
Description:
A full-page photo of Ken's Sn3 Colorado & Southern layout is included on page 69, showing several levels of scenery.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
88
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos of Pat Gerstle's Sn3 and Roy Hoffman's S and Sn3 layout.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-06
Page:
79
Author:
Peter Moffett
Scale:
Sn42
Description:
Peter Moffett photographed an empty log train heading for the reload on his Sn42 Trout Creek Lumber Co. layout. The layout is set in Northern Ontario's lumber stands during the 1930s and features geared locomotives, small diesels, and several logging scenes.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-07
Page:
89
Author:
Jon Addison
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A photo of Jon Addison's Sn3 Silverton Central modular railroad, which took first place in the individual module category, best module group, and best of show at the 2002 National Model Railroad Association national model contest in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-06
Page:
113
Scale:
S
Description:
Contains a photo of Dave Woodrell's Sn3 layout, and of Paul Scoles' Sn3 Pelican Bay Ry. & Navigation Co.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-12
Page:
128
Author:
Kenneth Ehlers
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Ken's Sn3 Pandora & San Miguel RR is a good example of narrow gauge modeling. This photo shows Rio Grande Southern 4-6-0 #20 departing the Ophir depot with a passenger train.

Twilight of the Berkshire Central

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
20
Author:
Wayne D. Hills
Scale:
S
Description:
A visit with Tom Coughlan's layout. The layout was sold to Bob Wall. Includes many photos, and a track plan.

Two Great Americans

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 6, December 1992
Page:
12
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his model railroading history, and how American Flyer and American Models brought him back into S-scale. Includes several photos of equipment found on his layout.

Vern Chester's Cascade Western Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 2, April 1992
Page:
7
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visited this hi-rail layout, and also shares several photos taken there. Track is hand-laid, but the equipment is all American Flyer. The layout was started in 1956.

Visiting Two Hi-rail Layouts

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
28
Author:
Ken Zieska
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visits Rodney Gutzmann's layout and large A.F. collection (displayed to mimic the A.C. Gilbert catalogs of the time), and Jim Brown's Twin Cities & Western Railroad. Both layouts fits the "hirail" category perfectly in that they are nicely scenicked layouts with taller rails, and equipment has larger flanges and claw couplers (for compatibility between older and newer S-scale items).

Welcome to Table Rock, Arizona

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
20
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his planned fictitious layout.

West Side Lumber Co. Circa 1940

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
27
Author:
Vincent Pellitteri
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The 15'x21' layout is set in the late 1930s-early 1940s, and is loosely based on the WSLCo prototype. Includes a couple of photos of the layout, including a full-page one of the trestle bridge, and a track plan.

West Side Lumber Co. Circa 1960

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
31
Author:
Bruce Herzog
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The layout measures 20'x2' and is set in 1960, and is based on a fictitious version of the WSLCo. Includes a couple of photos and the track plan.

Wisconsin Central Southern & Santa Fe

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
16
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visits Gary Children's freelance layout. Includes many photos and a complete trackplan.

Work-a-day on the Cambria & Ohio River RR

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 6, December 1992
Page:
19
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Scale:
S
Description:
A short photo essay of Jerry Schnur's layout.

Wye Switch at AJ Tower

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
38
Author:
Dr. Robert A. Jones
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built the wye turnout for his layout to model a portion of the D&RGW. Includes photos and a construction diagram.