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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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Layout by Matt Ruzicka
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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
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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
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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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Prototype 30″ Gauge Railways – Kauai Plantation Railroads #modelrailroad #narrowgauge

Many people model narrow gauge in On30 and HOn30. Most of these are stand-ins for 36″ or 24″ gauge railways. I thought it would be…

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New Friends

As I have stated before, I used to be a lone wolf and kept my modeling to myself. Over the past year I have met a…

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The Boat Yard

This week I started a new Free-mo module set called the Boat Yard. The design was a few years in the making. I was inspired…

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The Hemlock Central – A 30 inch Prototype

The Hemlock Central (legal name was Harbor Springs Railway) was a 2 ft. 6 in (30 inch) narrow gauge railway which consisted of 13 miles…

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Chelsea Milling Company Home of Jiffy Mix

Looking for a prototype industry straddling a main line, try Chelsea Milling Company. Located in Chelsea Michigan, the company produces Jiffy brand mixes since the…

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