The Home Page Photos

These are the current photos in background rotation on the home page. Click the photo below to see the larger version used on the home page. The oldest photo is replaced each weekend, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo!

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This photo was taken on Gaylord Gill's "Buffalo & Chautauqua" layout. The point-to-point layout represents portions of PRR's Northern Division in 1953, centered at Buffalo, NY. The photo shows the yard at Olean, NY, which is located along the Buffalo Main Line enroute to Emporium. Both the RSD5 and the tank car are early brass imports, while the fuel depot is scratchbuilt using a variety of brass, plastic, and wood components. Gaylord's backdrops are hand-painted, although the structures there are cut from photos.

Photographer: Gaylord Gill; used by permission.

A C&O passenger train is arriving at the town's train station on Mike Marmer's hi-rail layout. Nowadays the photographer would have been cited for trespassing, but back in the 1950s people didn't worry about that too much.

Photographer: Mike Marmer; used by permission.

Bob is a well-known professional photographer, who has shot many layouts throughout the U.S. for national magazines. He is a life-long S-scale modeler. His home layout, shown here, is essentially a completed layout above a two-car garage. This photo was taken as he was doing some maintenance work on a part of his layout, called the town of Greenway.

Photographer: Bob Werre; used by permission.

In 2015, Chuck Kemper, looking for a hobby to share with his sons, found the hobby of model railroading. While doing plenty of research, he decided to dive straight into S-scale in early 2016. Just barely over a year later, he shared photos of his beautiful layout on the OGR forum, which he gave us permission to use on the home page. The equipment and track is mostly Lionel, with S Scale America sprinkled in. Chuck joined the Houston S Gaugers where he is able to run his Lionel equipment by simply swapping out the wheelsets.

Photographer: Chuck Kemper; used by permission.

This photo was taken by Brooks Stover on his previous layout. It features two S-Helper Service 2-8-0 engines double-heading a train. Brooks is in the process of moving, and so this beautiful layout is no more. However, don't fret, because is already working on the new layout, even before the move!

Photographer: Brooks Stover; used by permission.

The NASG's booth was at the January 2017 World's Greatest Hobby Show held near Seattle, Washington. Many local volunteers helped put on a fantastic display with support from the NASG's Promotion Committee. Two loops of track were set up in a U-shaped table arrangement, drawing quite a crowd.

Photographer: Don Miholovich; used by permission.

Stephen Hatch is in the process of building an Sn3 layout. He only started it on June 1, 2016, and this photo shows a glimpse of what he has already accomplished. You can see some short videos of the new layout on his YouTube channel. Additionally, he has been taking photos of his layout construction on his Railway Engineering web site.

Photographer: Stephen Hatch; used by permission.

Anyone modeling the B&O? An all-B&O motive power photo shoot on Bill Lane's home layout.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

David Wheat's D&RGW, Cleveland Division, is still a work in progress, but it looks promising so far.

Photographer: David Wheat; used by permission.

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