Personal Layouts On The Web

On this page we wish to highlight all known S-scale personal layouts that have been published on the Web. Some layouts have dedicated web sites or blogs maintained by the owner of the layout, and some are photo albums or videos taken by the owner or a visitor to the layout. Entries are sorted by the owners first and last name. Where multiple links are available, they have been numbered such that the first link will likely provide you with the most/best information about the layout. A small (d) behind the name means the owner has passed away. All layouts are S-scale standard-gauge, unless the gauge is specifically listed. Where available, the overall size of the layout is also listed.

Contact person: webmaster

Alexander Zelkin - "Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A description (in French) and photos of the layout
  2. A visitor's photos of the layout

Andre Ming - "KC Lines \"West Bottoms\""

Footprint: 9' x 12'

  1. Photos and track plan of layout (before it was taken down)

Art Fahie - "Bar Mills\' Wharf Street"

Gauge: Sn2

  1. A web page dedicated to this layout
  2. A brief video of this layout
  3. Photos of the layout (scroll down the page a bit)

Art Ferguson

  1. Art converted an HO-scale layout to S by replacing track only
  2. A brief video of the Keddie wye on the layout

Bert Mahr - "Conrail & Eastern"

  1. Comprehensive overview of the entire layout (very-wide-angle lens used)
  2. Onboard video
  3. Slide show photos

Bill Beverly

Gauge: Sn3

  1. An in-train video of a train heading for the engine house

Bill Black - "Animas & Lobato Southern RR"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A complete video tour of the layout
  2. A brief video of the fantastic trestle on the layout
  3. P-B-L Shay (Klickitat #5) being test-run on the layout
  4. P-B-L Shay (Swayne #6) being test-run on the layout (part 1)
  5. P-B-L Shay (Swayne #6) being test-run on the layout (part 2)
  6. Photos of the Vance Junction area of the layout
  7. 2017 NNGC visit; starts at 13:23 into the video

Bill Busacca - "RGS at Dolores, CO"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Photos and a description of the layout taken during the 2001 Sn3 Symposium

Bill Lane - "Lane\'s Trains"


Don Thompson, of S-Helper Service, operating Bill's layout
© Bill Lane (used by permission)
  1. The web site is dedicated to Bill's modeling efforts and other interests.
  2. Recent PRR Scale Steam Engines Completed and Running

Bill Porter - "Royal Palm & Loxahatchee Central"

  1. A modular layout

Bill Porter - "Zilwaukee, Okeechobee and Tremungus"

  1. Photos of the layout

Bill Scobie - "Rio Grande Southern"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 30' x 50'

  1. An interview with the layout's owner (part 1)
  2. An interview with the layout's owner (part 2)
  3. A extensive video following a train's traversal across the owner's layout
  4. Ophir mine operations
  5. Telluride passenger train
  6. An operating session on the layout
  7. A description and older photos of the layout

Bob Christopherson - "The Columbia Valley & Western"

Footprint: 20' x 18'

  1. A description and photos of the layout

Bob Frascella - "PRR Elmira Branch"

  1. A blog dedicated to this layout

Bob Helm - "D&RGW San Juan Extension"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Video of the layout that the owner converted from HO-scale to Sn3
  2. Video of the Cumbres Turn

Bob Hogan - "Auburn Division"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 20' x 40'

  1. Many large photos of this layout contributed to the NASG web site by Bob

Bob Hogan - "Concord Division"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A description and photos of Bob's second layout
  2. Many large photos of this layout contributed to the NASG web site by Bob

Bob Jackson (d)

  1. A tribute video to the late Bob Jackson

Bob Lydecker

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Photos and a description of the layout

Bob McNeese - "Southern Rio Grande"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A video tour of a portion of this layout

Bob Stelmach - "Red Pine & Oxville Railroad"

Footprint: 18' x 22'

  1. A web site dedicated to this layout

Bob Werre - "Great Plains Northern"


© Peter Vanvliet (used by permission)
  1. Milwaukee FP-7s pull a UP passenger train

Brian Ellerby (d) - "Copper River & Yukon"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 30' x 50'

  1. A visitor's video of the layout shot in 2004
  2. Photos of the layout taken during the 2001 Sn3 Symposium

Brian Nicholson - "S Scale Adventure"

  1. Modular layout built above an HO-scale layout

Brooks Stover - "Buffalo Creek and Gauley"

  1. A complete web site dedicated to the model and prototype railroad

Charlie ?? - "WSLCo in Sn3"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 10' x 16'

  1. Photo album of the Westside Lumber Co., L-shaped, modular layout

Chic Hartert - "D&RGW"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A description and photos of the layout

Chip Romig (d) - "Colorado & Silver River RR"

Footprint: 20' x 60'

  1. 2014 Sn3 Symposium promotional video
  2. Descriptions and photos of the layout for the 2014 Sn3 Symposium
  3. Local news media video of the layout and its owner
  4. Video about operating the layout

Chuck Kemper

Footprint: 11.5' x 5.5'

  1. Chuck's first layout (EVER) and in S-scale no less

Chuck Porter - "Soo Line Stevens Point Branch"

  1. A description and photos of this layout

Craig O'Connell

  1. A web page dedicated to his layout

Craig Raymond - "Rio Grande Southern"


© Peter Vanvliet (used by permission)

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Promo video for the 2015 National Narrow Gauge Convention
  2. Photos taken for the 2015 National Narrow Gauge Convention

Dale Kreutzer - "Rio Grande Southern"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 42' x 16.5'

  1. Layout summary and photos

Dan Vandermause - "Allegheny Western Subdivision"

Footprint: 11' x 45'

  1. A complete web site dedicated to this layout
  2. B&O 2-8-0 engine pulling a westbound freight through Versailles, PA
  3. B&O GP-35 engines pulling an eastbound freight through New Castle Junction, PA
  4. B&O GP-35 engines pulling a westbound freight through New Castle Junction, PA

Darrell Nash - "Gold Rock, Columbia & Palisades"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A description and photos of the layout taken in 2011

Dave Held - "Port Huron & Northern"

Footprint: 57' x 25'

  1. A web site dedicated to this layout
  2. Interview with the layout's owner (part 1)
  3. Interview with the layout's owner (part 2)

Dave Lull - "Berwyn, in the Late 50s"

Footprint: 12' x 13'

  1. Track plan and photos of the dismantled layout by DSL Shops owner

Dave Woodrell - "Rio Grande Southern"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 18' x 33'

  1. An in-train full layout video (part 1)
  2. An in-train full layout video (part 2)
  3. An in-train full layout video (part 3)
  4. A video featuring scenes around the layout
  5. Photos of the layout taken during the 2001 Sn3 Symposium
  6. Photos taken during the 2001 Sn3 Symposium of an operating session

Dick Karnes - "New York, Westchester & Boston"

Footprint: 12' x 43'

  1. New York, Westchester & Boston
  2. Layout summary and photos
  3. Photos of Model Memories overhead wiring installation

Dick Kloes - "Root River & Southern"

  1. A description and many photos of the layout

Ed Loizeaux - "New York Central"

  1. Video from episode 705 of Tacks Ahead PBS series
  2. Video shot by a visitor in 2014
  3. Contractor photos of work they did on Ed's layout
  4. Photos taken for the 2011 NASG/NMRA Convention

Frank Titman (d) - "Spiral Hill Railroad"

  1. Photo album of this legendary layout, including a panoramic view

Gary Carmichael - "Randolph, Maine"

Gauge: Sn2

  1. Photos of the module that Gary built as part of the Sn2 Crew group

Gavin Sowry - "New Zealand"

Gauge: Sn42

  1. Photos and a podcast link to the layout

Grant Morrell - "New Zealand Railway"

Footprint: 12' x 27'

  1. A web site dedicated to this New Zealand layout

Jack Walton - "D&RGW"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Photos of the layout open during the 2014 Sn3 Symposium

Jan Burdzinski - "Foss Junction"

Footprint: 12' x 20'

  1. A web site dedicated to the layout

Jerry Holmes - "C&O Railroad"

  1. Photos and videos of this layout by a visitor

Jim Brown - "D&RGW"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 13' x 20'

  1. A web site dedicated to this layout
  2. Photos taken during the 2001 Sn3 Symposium

Jim Mallone

  1. Video shot for the 2010 NASG Convention as this layout was open for tours

Joe Fuss - "Rio Grande Southern Railroad"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 50' x 26'

  1. A web site covering the construction of the layout by the Raggs...To Riches owner

Joel Shank - "RGS in Sn3"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Photo album of the layout

Jon Addison - "Silverton Central"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A visit to the Suncoast Center For Fine Scale Modeling where the layout is set up

Marc LaChey - "Cripple Creek & Tincup Railroad"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Photos taken during the 2014 Sn3 Symposium

Mark Evans - "Rio Grande Southern Railroad"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A web site dedicated to this layout

Maurice Hopper - "Tresparrett Wharf at St Albans"

  1. UK exhibition layout set up at a local show

Michael Flack - "D&RGW"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Layout photo album

Michael McCaffery - "D&RGW"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 14' x 20'

  1. A web site devoted to this layout
  2. Follow a train to get a video tour of the layout
  3. The new layout, started in October 2017 after a move

Mike Fyten - "Kaw Valley Railroad"

Footprint: 30' x 30'

  1. Subscription site video of the layout, with owner interview, and free track plan
  2. A full description and photos of the layout
  3. A description and a few photos of the layout
  4. A visitor's photos of the layout
  5. A visitor's photos of the layout

Mike Schwab - "San Lorenzo Southern RR"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A video tour of the layout shot in 2011 and 2008

Patrick Tillery - "D&RGW Jakes Creek Branch"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A blog devoted to this layout

Paul Scoles (d) - "Pelican Bay Railway & Navigation Company"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Photo album of the layout taken in 2012
  2. Photos taken during the 2001 Sn3 Symposium

Peter Thompson - "Marshall Pass photo album"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Layout photo album

Peter Vanvliet - "The PRR Chartiers Branch"


Old layout shortly before demolition
© Peter Vanvliet (used by permission)

Footprint: 10' x 10'

  1. A U-shaped switching layout

Peter Vanvliet - "The PRR Chartiers Branch II"


Layout under construction
© Peter Vanvliet (used by permission)

Footprint: 4' x 8'

  1. A diorama-style, sectional layout under construction

Philippe Coquet - "1300 Railroad Drive"

  1. Photo album of the diorama
  2. Shows how the backdrop makes a big difference

Philippe Coquet - "Bighorn Sheep Canyon"

Footprint: 5' x 1-1/2'

  1. Photo album of the diorama
  2. Notes and a photo of this diorama
  3. Construction photos of the Big Horn Sheep diorama

Philippe Coquet - "Drumheller, AB"

  1. Photos of the Drumheller, Alberta, Canada diorama
  2. Construction photos of the Drumheller, Alberta, Canada diorama

Philippe Coquet - "Gas Food Lodging, NM"

  1. Photos of the New Mexico diorama in progress

Philippe Coquet - "Odessa, TX"

Footprint: 4-3/4' x 1-1/2'

  1. Photos of the Odessa, Texas diorama
  2. Notes and a photo of this diorama
  3. Construction photos of the Odessa, Texas diorama

Richard ?? - "Marbelup Valley Railway"

Gauge:     Sn42

Footprint: 24' x 11'

  1. A web site devoted to this layout

Roger Nulton - "Monon\'s Fourth Subdivision"

  1. Layout summary and photos
  2. Photos taken at the 2015 Sn3 Symposium (click for larger ones)

Ron Kemp

  1. Video shot for the 2010 NASG Convention as this layout was open for tours

Roy Hoffman - "Penn Western Railroad"

Gauge:     S/Sn3

Footprint: 29' x 45'

  1. A web site dedicated to this layout
  2. Video of the EBT portion of the layout

Roy Meissner - "Soo Line & Milwaukee Road"

  1. A description and many photos of this layout

Russ Segner - "Morton Branch and Coal Creek Lumber Company"

Gauge:     Sn3

Footprint: 16' x 19'

  1. Layout summary and photos
  2. P-B-L Shay (Klickitat #7) being test-run on the layout

Sam Powell (d)

  1. Video taken by a visitor during the 2007 NASG Convention layout tours

Simon Parent

  1. Construction photo album, with track plan

Stan Stokrocki - "Hudson Central"

  1. There are 6 pages of photos and descriptions of this layout
  2. Video by Pieter Roos taken in 2017
  3. A brief video of a segment of the layout taken by a visitor

Stephen Hatch - "The RGW"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. Videos of Steve's layout under construction
  2. Photos of the layout under construction

Steven Allen

  1. Layout is under construction (part 1)
  2. Layout is under construction (part 2)

Tom Troughton (d) - "Cimarron & Tall Timbers RR"

Gauge: Sn3

  1. A web site dedicated to this layout

Trevor Marshall - "Port Rowan in 1:64"

  1. Trevor's blog about his layout and his modeling
  2. A cab ride view to Port Rowan

Trevor Nunn - "East Lynn & Nunstanton"

  1. Video that accompanies the March 2012 issue of British Railway Modelling magazine

William Flatt - "Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto"

  1. Photos of the layout taken during a visit

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