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Doug Tagsold’s Colorado & Southern

Although this blog is mostly about small layouts, this week I am sharing my experience with operations on Doug Tagsold’s Colorado & Southern layout. Doug’s…

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Posted in Small Layout Design Ideas

Small Layout Meet 2017 Video Available

This years venue moved to the new home of the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, INC. The meet was held in conjunction with the facilities Family…

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Posted in Prototype Railroads Small Layout Design Ideas

Adrian and the LS&MS

The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern main line stretched from Buffalo to Chicago by 1857. It would become the backbone of the New York Central…

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Jim Sacco’s City Classics Display Layout

Many suppliers of Model Railroad materials build display layouts to show how their products will look/work on a layout. Many times these layouts are not…

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Posted in Layout Spotlight Modular Layouts

Small Layout Meet 2017

The 2017 Small Layout Meet was a success once again. It seems each year it grows a little more. This years venue moved to the…

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Layout by Matt Ruzicka
Posted in Layout Spotlight Small Layout Design Ideas TRAIN ORDERS

Small Layout Meet 2017

The Small Layout Meet is Back! June 10, 2017, 10AM – 4PM Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, INC 12505 C.R. 99 Findlay, OH 45840 Same people,…

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Room layout drawn is SketchUp
Posted in Layout Spotlight Small Layout Design Ideas Small Layout How To Articles

PESHEKEE RIVER RAILROAD II – Learning from mistakes

Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way. My original Peshekee River Railroad design located  the layout in my basement workshop. Now I do…

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Switching Challenge Room Dimensions
Posted in Small Layout Design Ideas

Layout Design Journal 2016 Switching Operation Challenge

If you have a passion for fiddling with track and switching, this might be the thing for you. The Model Railroad Layout Design SIG (LDSIG) is…

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Posted in TRAIN ORDERS

If we did not make mistakes we would never learn anything

This months article on building legs includes a couple mistakes or where I did not follow the original design. We have to realize that making…

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Posted in Modular Layouts Small Layout How To Articles

BUILDING A FREE-MO MODULE – Part II #modelrailroad #fremo

This month we will take a look at building the legs for our Free-mo module. As I stated in prior articles (FREE-MO MODULE DESIGN and BUILDING A…

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