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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. Each weekend a new photo is added to the top of the list, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo (contact the webmaster).
Tom Hess has had to dismantle his layout this past month, but photos were taken of this beautiful layout before its demise. You can see more photos and a description of Tom's layout on this page.
"Who let the dogs out?" Bill Lane is well-known for having a collection of Dachshunds at home. We don't know if the owners of CatzPaw Innovations are aware of that, but they have produced a couple of Dachshund models in S-scale. Bill's scene shows a number of them. You get several per package. Be sure to visit the CatzPaw web site, if you are wanting to add animals to your layout or diorama; they have a good number of them.
This photo shows a Bachmann Plasticville church found on Joe Kimber's layout. A couple of extra photos were added to Joe's page about his layout on this web site. Joe is an expert at drawing track plans, and you can find this church on the track plan of his currently layout as item #45.
The March/April 2021 NASG Dispatch features an article by Gaylord Gill on how he constructed the "Randy's Bar & Grill" model for his layout. The model started with the S-scale version of the Bar Mills "The 1-Kit". Of course, Gaylord enhanced the model by adding many scratch-built features.
It looks like Bill's railroad has a ton of freight that needs to be moved. This is Bill's collection of GP models. He states that four of them are brass models and the rest are American Models engines. All have been upgraded to DCC.
Mark Charles sent this photo, which was taken and edited by Brooks Stover, of Jan Burdzinski's layout. Jan's layout, called the "Foss Junction RR", was featured at the 2016 NASG Convention, and Brooks stopped by Jan's place to take a preliminary layout photo back in 2015 for their Convention promotions. The structure in the background is a kitbash of the Pine Canyon kit. You can see additional photos and two videos of Jan's layout via our Layouts section of this web site.
Elk River Coal & Lumber Climax #4 glides past the yard office in Swandale, WV while in the background crews are going about the task of loading finished lumber for shipment to the world via the B&O interchange at Dundon. Climax #4 will take a string of flat cars to the log camp 9 miles out in the woods and return with logs to keep the mill in business. The locomotive was built from a Bachmann On30 Climax and the NW boxcar is from American Models. The figures are by Arttista. All the structures were scratchbuilt by Brooks.
John sent in this photo showing how he nicely integrated the American Flyer Saw Mill into his layout's scenery. There is a lot going on here in this photo. Take your time taking it all in! John added a wood deck, shingled roofs, and a stone base to the saw mill. John's Lackawanna Valley layout models the transition era in eastern Pennsylvania. The backdrop is a photo John took at the Gettysburg battle field. There are two extra photos of John's layout available in the Layouts section of this web site.
Gaylord Gill scratchbuilt a model of interlocking tower FW, located in Buffalo. A unique detail of the project was the switch rod system, which transfers the motion of the "Armstrong" levers thrown by the tower operator, all the way out to the individual turnouts. Gaylord used two sizes of steel wire for the rods and cut up Apex roofwalk material to make the rod carriers. An article on the construction of Gaylord's FW tower is slated to appear in the March, 2021 Railroad Model Craftsman.