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.

Jim modified his NASG tank car by removing the man-way railings. He lettered it with a Tichy decal set. The car was photographed while running on the Des Plaines Valley S Scalers' club layout.

Photographer: Jim Kindraka; used by permission.

Dick Karnes shows that modeling an electrified system in S-scale is quite doable. The electric steeplecab was sold undecorated by Hoquat Hobbies. It was a craftsman kit, with several of the key components needing to be provided by the modeler. Dick used an old Walthers O-scale "short" pantograph, S Scale Loco & Supply Reading tender truck sideframes, an Athearn HO-scale SW-9 powered chassis, and Kadee HO-scale couplers. Many extra details were added.

Photographer: Dick Karnes; 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.

An all-B&O motive power shot on Bill Lane's home layout.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

The EBT in S-scale is well-represented on Roy Hoffman's layout. The Orbisonia Station is a B.T.S. kit.

Photographer: Roy Hoffman; used by permission.

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