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David Lowell’s HO Scale Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad

David Lowell’s HO Scale Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad

David Lowell’s Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad is a 10’x16’ oval with a 15-foot shelf extension. It depicts the southern two-thirds of the Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway’s 121 mile route between Peoria and Taylorville Illinois in the mid 1950s....
Litchfield Train Group's HO Scale Illinois Model Railroad

Litchfield Train Group’s HO Scale Illinois Model Railroad

The Litchfield Train Group's 55'x44' HO scale layout depicts the ever-gentle rolling countryside of Illinois from Centralia to Chicago. The scenery of the main room is set in the 50s/60s-era when steam engines were becoming extinct and diesel locomotives were gaining in popularity. Th...
Bob Boedges’ Fussin & Fumin N Scale Model Railroad

Bob Boedges’ Fussin & Fumin N Scale Model Railroad

Bob has created a beautiful fully-sceniced modern-era BNSF N scale model railroad empire in the two-car garage and lower level of his split-level home. The layout features a single-track mainline with hidden staging and an industrial branchline that leads to a highly detailed, very im...
Tom Trotter's Pacific Coast Logging Diorama

Tom Trotter’s Pacific Coast Logging Diorama

By the 1880s, logging railroads were common in the dense old-growth forests of California. The loggers would clear-cut sites (usually the easiest to access first) which met their needs for a camp: service buildings, tramways, and sawmills. Tom's diorama includes all the elements of a ...
2014 Missouri Botanical Garden “Gardenland Express” Garden Railroad

2014 Missouri Botanical Garden “Gardenland Express” Garden Railroad

The 2014 Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show at the Missouri Botanical Garden, on display from November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015, presented a journey through the history of the Garden's plant collections. This year's show included models of structures from the Gar...
Pete Smith’s Beautiful Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Pete Smith’s Beautiful Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Marvel at the scenic wonder and beautiful details on Pete Smith's 28’x20’ Sn3 narrow-gauge layout. Shays and Heislers crawl over the 125-foot loop-to-loop mainline servicing logging, mining and waterfront operations....
Patrick Pope's Cotton Belt Model Railroad

Patrick Pope’s Cotton Belt Jonesboro Subdivision Model Railroad

Patrick brings first-hand railroad experience to model railroading. His HO scale Cotton Belt is a point-to-point railroad designed for operation. The yard represents Jonesboro, Arkansas with East St. Louis, Memphis, and Pine Bluff staging yards....
Jerry Prott's N Scale Great Empire Railroad

Jerry Prott’s N Scale Great Empire Railroad

Jerry's amazing N scale Great Empire layout is an enormous 22'x46' with a 17’x6’ addition that serves as the passenger/freight yard. The double-track mainline is a scale 15 miles in length and the curves are a broad 30” and 36” radius....
John Peluso's Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso’s Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso's beautiful 16'x30' HO scale double-deck Frisco layout features broad curves, rolling tree covered hills, two deck truss bridges, a helix, and five towns: Webster Groves, Rolla, St. James, Dillon, and Dixon....
Herb Koenig's Cordite & Flatriver Model Railroad

Herb Koenig’s Cordite & Flatriver Model Railroad

Herb's Cordite & Flatriver is a freelance 3-foot narrow-gauge and standard-gauge HO scale model railroad set in the Colorado Mountains. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains is recreated on this 30’x18’ layout with scenery that reaches from knee-level to above eye-level....
Rick Pfarr's Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick Pfarr’s Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick's 24'x13' HO scale double track folded dog-bone track plan supports two continuously running trains. Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Frisco power from 1935-1965 travel through five towns, over the prairie, and into the Rocky Mountains....
Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

The HO scale Silver Valley Lines, the “Route of the Vitis Vinifera” (Route of the Nobel Grapes), is a joint effort of Joyce and David Silverman. The layout fills a 14'x22' space with a 20'x2' staging area. The three distinct areas on this modern-era layout includes towns, industries, ...