Mound City Map

Mound City 1862 – Overview

Mound City 1862 is a display layout I am building that is intended to travel and be shown much like is done in the UK and Europe. This will be my first true display layout. I have exhibited with the Free-mo organization at the National Train Show in 2012 and enjoyed it…

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KBScale Tipper Wagon and Platform Wagon

Fun with O14

I always have several projects in the works at any one time. I like variety! One of the projects I am contemplating is a micro layout based on the copper smelting operations in northern Michigan. Inside the smelter buildings they used an industrial tram way. Both electric and diesel motors were apparently used. O14…

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Peshekee River Railroad – HO Shelf Layout Design

My larger model railroad project centers on a freelance railroad that traverses northern Michigan from Champion to Arvin on Huron Bay. Although the overall layout will be large it is being constructed in 12 x 48 inch pieces. So this will be a collection of small layouts. The northern Michigan…

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I Miss Carl Arendt!

I miss Carl Arendt! His writings on small and micro layouts at http://www.carendt.com/ changed my view of Model Railroading forever.  Over several years I had attempted to build a few different layouts and all ended with a semi-constructed “plywood central” that did not satisfy or keep my attention. Each time I would get…

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