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 detailed O Scale shelf layout. The layout depicts and industrial area that might be found in any North American inner city. The layout measures 6.5…

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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 look at Wayde Gutman’s unique Christmas Tree Layout. All images/videos in this article were taken by Wayde Gutman. Wayde’s layout is unique because his layout…

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2018 Mini-Bunch Fall Meet

On September 29th-30th 2018, I attended the Fall Mini-Bunch Meet. For those who may not know, the Mini-Bunch is a small group of Narrow Gauge Enthusiasts and modelers primarily located in NW Ohio, NE Indiana and SE Michigan. This year the meet was in Chelsea Michigan. Many of the groups…

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Lou Angelucci’s Christmas N Scale Layout

Christmas is coming soon! Time to get those small Christmas layouts out and start prepping them for the holiday season! Lou Angelucci was kind enough to contact me and send a few images of his N scale Christmas layout. Per Lou: “It goes under the tree. It is meant for…

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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 layout fills about 75% of his basement so this is not a small layout by any means. Doug tries to hold an operating session each…

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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 much more than a static display. If they run, they do not have much scenery or are no more than a loop to allow equipment…

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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 new home of the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, INC. The meet was held in conjunction with the facilities Family Fun Day which meant that many…

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Layout by Matt Ruzicka

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, about a third of a mile east of the original location. Jeff and Russ are coordinating the show. Click here to download the flyer for…

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Room layout drawn is SketchUp

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 wood working so this was not a good idea. I had thought that by creating a shelf layout that enclosed the layout and prevented dust…

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A Trip to Trainfest

2015 marked the first time I had ever been to Trainfest in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I took the family and we had a very good time at the show even though some unplanned events kept us from seeing all of the show.  The following are some images of the layouts I…

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