photos by Richard Schumacher
Another fun to operate, small HO scale train layout that you can build with a riverport theme!
Looking for a small but unique HO scale model railroad track plan? The Gateway Central XII offers riverport harbor switching and train operation action, while still providing a complete mainline loop for just running trains. This layout features challenging to build kitbashed structures and may be easily expanded.
Three striking features set this railroad apart from others. The extensive harbor area in the center provides multiple locations for grain, oil, and cargo barges and the tow boat to move them. The lift bridge at the harbor entrance is an easy-to-build (kitbashed from a few inexpensive Atlas bridge kits) but unique structure. And the grain conveyor adds a delicate, but critical, detail to the grain elevator scene. See more photos of each building on this layout.