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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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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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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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Designing a Box for a Small Layout

When I design modules, I always try to make them a single element with everything required for setup in one package. The trains themselves must…

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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…

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All the Model Rail Layouts

While showing layouts as part of free-mo, I am often asked about my home layout. My response is often “which one?” At any given time…

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Free-mo Endings

Before you ask, I am not giving up Free-mo! This month we are going to take a look at designs for Free-mo ends. These will…

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