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2020 Small Layout Challenge Update

It is amazing how some ideas take on a life of their own! When I posted the original article on the challenge, I was hopeful…

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Small Layout Challenge 2020

One of my favorite layout designs by Carl Arendt is Carl’s Imports. Carl designed the micro layout to fit in a shoebox. Using what he…

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Ben Feldkamp’s North Branch Railroad

While in the Grand Rapids MI area I saw there was a train show and decided to make a stop. There I found this great…

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More Changes…

It has been a few months since my last article. Things have been very busy here. Usually I get a lot of modeling done during…

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Transporting Modules

Over the years I have assisted in several setups and tear downs of Free-mo setups. Getting your modules in and setup quickly are key. Everyone…

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Turnout Control with Servos – Part II

Back in 2016 I wrote the article Turnout Control with Servos . Since then I have been using servos exclusively on all my layouts. I…

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Mysteries on the SOO Line

Some time ago, a random post on Facebook got me looking at an area of Northern Michigan (Upper Peninsula) near a small abandoned town of…

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Posted in Prototype Railroads Small Layout Design Ideas

Expressway for Industry – Detroit & Toledo Shore Line

The corridor between Toledo and Detroit contains several rail lines. The area was a who’s who of Northeastern railroad giants. Within the corridor existed the…

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Lionel Garing’s O Scale Industrial Layout

This month we are taking a look at an industrial layout created by Lionel Garing of Strasbourg, France. Lionel has designed and constructed a highly…

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Christmas Layout 2018

Each Holiday Season I like to look for a Christmas Layout to feature on Small Model Railroads. This year we are going to take a…

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