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Train Show Small Layouts

It is that time of year when train shows abound. Whenever I go to a train show or event, I am always on the hunt…

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Christmas Display Layouts

This month we will take a look at a series of Christmas layouts by Brian G Kammerer. All photos in this article are by Dana…

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A Helix in Foam Core

In a previous post we looked at the Brewery Tramway¬†which included a prototype helix. The thought of creating a helix and multilevel layout continued to…

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YouTube Micro Layout Review

YouTube is a phenomenon in itself these days. Everyone is posting video to share and the quality of many is very exceptional. My kids rarely…

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Carl's Sap Line
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Layout Composition and Design Concepts

This post marks the one year anniversary of the Small Model Railroad web site. The first post “I Miss Carl Arendt!” was a tribute to…

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Modular Design for a Shelf Layout

While planning the Peshekee River Railroad, I had some significant challenges to overcome. My home has limited space and my railroad would have to share…

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Continuous Running

After the Small Layout Design Meet, I have been giving a lot of thought to layouts that have continuous running. These layouts can take many…

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So Many Trains, So Little Time

The title says it all. My time has been very limited over the last month. Between work, family and the Small Layout Design Meet¬†I have…

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IC Passenger Cars in Cairo During the War
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Civil War Era Railroad Equipment

As part of building the Mound City 1862 layout, I have had to learn about Civil War era railroad equipment. It is clear that railroading…

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2013 Small Layout Design Meet

A group is putting together a meet-up on June 1 (with other social meets on Friday and Sunday) in Findlay OH. The meet is open…

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