This is ATSF 90, an Erie Built, with the Grand Canyon, drifting downhill on Edelstein Hill.
Indianapolis 2016 Wednesday Layout Tour
The 2016 NMRA and LDSIG Conventions will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 3 through July 10.
Information on the NMRA Convention is available here; information on the LDSIG Convention will be available soon.
Evolution of the SVOS Layout Design and Operation
The Eel Ruver Valley Model Railroaders have been a permanent fixture of the Humboldt Coutny Fair in California for many years, They will again be open for the run of the fair which this year starts on August 20 and runs through August 30. Unfortunately, most of this time is during the Portland 2015 NMRA Convention, but if you are traveling from Southern or Central Californa by car to the convention, this detour along California's scenic Northwest Coast including Redwoods and rugged coast line, is worth the stop. A visit to the club
The Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club has a large HO scale layout at the Medford Railroad Park. You can see more about their railroad at the clubs website by clicking here.
Bob's layout is a proto-freelanced railroad loosely based on the Southern Pacific with double track main line. On the south and west end the Santa Fe and the Western Pacific feed into the sysetm - similar to Stockton. On the north and east end the Union Pacific, and Burlington Northern with a little Milwaukee Road - similar to Portland, The layout is on multiple levels with two helices with lots of along the wall grades as well to get between the lower main level to the upper mezanine 12 actual feet a
The Great Western Railway is a 24’x32’ partially double decked layout modeling the prototype sugar beet shortline in northern Colorado in the 1950s timeframe. The layout features three large sugar beet refineries (Loveland, Windsor and Johnstown), a number of sugar beet dumps and assorted agricultural businesses in the area. A staging yard and outer service loop allows live interchange with the two Class 1 railroads in the area, the Colorado and Souther
John is currently modeling the Santa Fe line between Phoenix and Flagstaff. Although he has a soft spot in his heart for a portion of the Joint Line between Walsenberg and Trinidad. This HO scale layout fills most of a two car garage.
Jeff and his wife Pam model the Sugar Pine Lumber Company/Minarets & Western Railway circa September 1927. The lumber company interchanges with an SP connection at Fresno, but the logging part of the layout is the era and company specific part of the modeling. They have some SP-esque hardware but are not trying for SP “purity.” The layout is point to point, double deck, designed for operation from the get go.