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Owner Motor City "C"
City, Country DETROIT
State/Prov MI
Scale
O  
Name of Layout The Motown Express Railroad
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Greetings & Welcome to the MOTOWN EXPRESS RAILROAD. Here in Motown my daughter & I collect and model Lionel O-Scale & G-Scale trains. Our Railroad consist of passenger & freight services & our favorite railroad is the "DT&I" (DETROIT TOLEDO & IRONTON). On our layout you would see Lionel Scale engines consisting of Hudson's, Mohawks, Diesel A-B-A F3 combos, GP-9 & GP-7 lash-ups. A lot of the freight cars and engines you see are CuStOm airbrushed and weathered as to the prototype. Penn Central, Ann Arbor, New York Central, Port Huron & Detroit, Detroit & Toledo Shoreline, Conrail, & Grand Trunk are just a few of the road names you would see on the line. *****The RAILROAD***** Has 5 main lines with sidings, a switching yard, and a raised trolley service that travels through the DETROIT Motor City Skyline. Their are (12) O-72 powered switches, 2,800 feet of 12 gauge wire running the trains, buildings, street lights, and accessories. The Trains run off of (3) 275 watt Lionel ZW transformers, and everything else runs off of (7) 1033 Lionel Transformers & (1) MTH Z-4000 Transformer. The entire layout is Train Master Command Control,(Or MTH DCS) consisting of (6) power masters, (1) Command base,(1) Lionel Transmitter, & (1) lazy-boy chair to operate the entire layout from, hahaha....
Owner Roger Wasson
City, Country Springfield
State/Prov MO
Scale
O Construction Photos
Name of Layout Solid Rock Railroad
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So you are thinking of purchasing some Backdrop Warehouse (BDW) Backdrops. Been there, done that. Yes, I worried, thought all of the negatives, and had some sleepless nights. But, now that I have purchased 9 backdrops and have them all hung, and they are straight, with very few wrinkles, I found that the experience was wonderful. The process was better than I ever thought it could be.

In fact, I have had other issues with this layout that were far worse than hanging these backdrops. I believe that painting the ceiling joists solid flat black was the worst part of building my layout.

Like all other layouts, my layout is very unique. You see, I started with my layout that is 13 x 17 and like any other American male, I found that I needed more space. I built my layout in my John Deere room that is under one corner of our home. Our home is strictly a one level home and has no basement. But, it did have a rather large crawl space that had possibilities. So, for a little over 2 years, I dug the crawl space out, or as my wife, Louanna, says, I mined it out. In the Missouri Ozarks we have a lot of limestone and very little dirt. Yes, I dug out my crawl space and now have an additional 46 x 29 area for a nice addition to the present layout.

Before I go any farther, I need to let you know that I did consult with an area architect and also several general contractors on the process of converting this crawl space to a workable layout area. All of these folks were very informative and thought that I was a little crazy. I told everyone that I was acting like a 12 year old that was digging his way out of jail.

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Owner Sparky Stetson
City, Country Fishtown
State/Prov PA
Scale
ON3  
Name of Layout Holidaysrock
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This fictional representation is of a North American geographical location beginning on the south end with a metro-city, progressing thru the country, a great lake and on up thru Canada to the North Pole village. The set is laid out on two 4' by 8' sections in a loose "L" shape with overlap onto a 1' by 10' side shelf, there is space between them for back-side access like 'Mr.Rodgers Neighborhood'. The construction is solid layered styrafoam and mostly complete here in April 2007 with the exception of painting some background, ground cover, and some detail, which changes with the mood, ie mornings the station people arrive and in the evenings they about-face for departures. There is one train, two trolleys, the pair of gondalas, and one of two airplanes that all move plus two buildings with active chimney's. All of the buildings in "Holidaysrock" are fully lit, night/evening photos to follow. A motion picture of the the 'view' from the engine is in the works, check back at a future date for the video, perhaps around Christmas 2007.
Owner LMSJim
City, Country Culpeper
State/Prov VA
Scale
O Construction Photos
Name of Layout Lionel Pennsylvania Railroad
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My layout is going to a 24x 25 foot layout. The rolling stock is 100% Lionel and accessories. The track is the new Lionel FasTrack and completely TMCC controlled. The Bethlehem Steel Module is the current piece more or less complete and now that the background is in I am starting on the Benchwork for the rest of the layout.
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Owner Andy
City, Country Overland Park
State/Prov KS
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Trenary and Throop Railroad
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My layout started in 2002 in my basement in Georgia as a 4 x 8 piece of plywood. It has been expanded several times since (even though I said I never needed to enlarge it) and it has been moved to Kansas. It started very simple, flat board --no mountain, etc. and has since expanded in all directions. My friend Don had used a backdrop from Background Warehouse and I decided I needed one to set my layout apart and make it more realistic.
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Owner Chaz
City, Country Perry Hall
State/Prov MD
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Forge Haven Run
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Our layout is not designed after any particular railroad or city. It was designed by a model railroading friend and was basically designed to fit the room. This 10 x 14 foot layout runs 5 separate lines and has 2 levels. I have loved trains since I was a kid, collected them during my 20's and 30's and now finally decided to dedicate the space in our basement to a permanent layout.
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Owner Joe Giannovario
City, Country Suburban Phila.
State/Prov PA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Abingdon Branch of the N&W
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My layout is presently under construction. It is a representation of the Abingdon Branch of the N&W from Abingdon VA running to White Top VA.
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Owner oakdalecurtis
City, Country oakdale
State/Prov CA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Oakdale Express
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Game room, O gauge, 87 foot circular shelf train on crown molding.
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Owner dillard13
City, Country Batavia
State/Prov IL
Scale
O Construction Photos
Name of Layout Layout in Progress
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My "Layout in Progress" is one where the benchwork and surrounding areas have been completed. The next step will be to finalize the configuration and install the track. These photos illustrate the initial construction phase through the finished benchwork and wall murals. The wall murals obviously play a major role in creating a great looking layout and optimizing realism.
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Owner Gordy Sauve
City, Country Amherst
State/Prov WI
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Amherst Junction Short Line
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Amherst Junction Shortline Railroad is a freelance fictious, shortline railroad with a strong affiliation with CSX and its predecessor C&O. Its setting is in the central Wisconsin area. Its industries include agriculture, mining (iron, coal, limestone), oil, and lumber. It has two harbors, a subway and an amusement park where residents unwind on vacations, holidays and days off.
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Owner Andrew Parish
City, Country Leawood
State/Prov KS
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Leawood Junction
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Leawood Junction featuring Backdrop Warehouse Backgrounds BG AG 215A, 215B, and 215C.
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Owner Michael Van Winkle
City, Country Biloxi
State/Prov MS
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Biloxi Railroad
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Two long ovals 17 feet long two different trains run at one time on their own track. Grass base track made of "O" gauge FasTrack. My wife made the train skirt.
Owner PeterA
City, Country Paulden
State/Prov AZ
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Seligman and Paulden Lines
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The Seligman and Paulden lines is a large high rail layout of an imaginary railroad built to connect the Santa Fe in northern Arizona with Douglas on the Southern Pacific in southern Arizona. However, due to forces we do not understand, equipment from other railroads frequently show up on the S&P. We are too poor a line to afford our own equiment, so all power is from our connecting roads. A commuter line extends from Douglas to its main suburb, Rock Springs, in the foothills of the mountains. A branch line into the most mountainous area and a coal mining district is presently under construction. On it, trains will leave the main line at Lowell Junction and travel to the town of Lowell where another branch, powered by a Heisler, takes coal cars on another branch to the mines.
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Owner Don M
City, Country
State/Prov KS
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Dons Layout
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The photo below on the left shows the first backdrops ordered from Backdrop Warehouse in 2005. Two 36" x 12' backdrops. Backdrops are hung on 3 foot wide hardboard, no glue, stapled on the back to a wooden frame. The exception is the inside curve where I used spray adhesive to attach the media to the hardboard. The top is 12" inch hardboard painted flat black. I think the black really sets off the backdrops. The photo on the right shows trains crossing the Chung River. Little odd to see the Hellgate bridge in the middle of the Rockys, but then it is my layout.
Owner bo-hemian
City, Country Fairfax
State/Prov VA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Legoburgh, PA; 1:43
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This is my first foray as a grown man into rail modeling, where I hoped to exploit the potential for synergy I perceived, between Lionel and Lego. O Scale is a close match to the Lego House Builder style, like from Set 4956 (See http://creator.lego.com/en-us/Products/Creator/4956.aspx ). The resultant set-up uses parts from Lego, railroad model O scale, and anything else that looks good for that scale that turns up at hobby and craft stores, and even Toys "R" Us, for those inexpensive die casts that they make in 1 : 43.
Owner Ron
City, Country Hillsboro
State/Prov OH
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Hartland Express
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The layout consists of 228 square feet of table space with ceiling and wall mount tracks which together run nine trains and one hand car using DCS system.
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Owner jerickson
City, Country warren
State/Prov PA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Marx027 freelanced
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This is a freelanced MarxO27 guage layout, focused primarily on scenery, designed to run one train, there are nine operating switches as well as lighting and accessories. There are 3 tables joined together for a length of 8'9" with the width being approx 5' on the end with the buildings. The table with the trestles and tunnel is a 3x3 table, making the width of that end approx 7'10". I recently painted and intstalled a backdrop to the "town" end of the table.
Owner waltrapp
City, Country allison park
State/Prov PA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Walts Christmas Layouts
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My pictures are all of my various Christmas layouts. I plan on posting recycling both old pictures and new pictures using this site.
Owner Rich Battista
City, Country Ashburn
State/Prov VA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Black Diamond Railway
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This is the Black Diamond Railway which is a 33'x13' O-gauge hi-rail model railroad. The layout has three levels and uses MTH ScaleTrax track and switches and MTH buildings. It took one year to build the room including lighting and shelves, three years to build the original layout and one more year to build the extension around the outside. The trains are from MTH, 3rd Rail, Atlas and Lionel. One MTH Z4000 transformer powers the entire layout which can run from 4 to 8 trains at one time. The MTH DCS system controls the trains, switches, signals and accessories using one MTH TIU and 2-AIU's. The MTH remote is also used to control the TMCC equipped engines. As you can see from my photos, without the backdrops, this layout would just look like trains on a platform in the basement. The backdrops bring the layout to life and provide realism and depth making you feel like you are outside. It helps create the "WOW" factor. They are also excellent for creating realistic photos and videos of your layout and trains.
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Owner Rich Redmond
City, Country Milford
State/Prov OH
Scale
O  
Name of Layout New York Central
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I am modeling the New York Central, with my version of different parts of New York state the railroad operated in. The layout is about 50x40.
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Owner Patrick
City, Country Halbleib
State/Prov PA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Norfolk and Western
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I am modeling the N&W railroad, specifically the mountains they ran through
Owner Andy
City, Country Louisville
State/Prov KY
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Lincoln and Ohio Railroad
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I'm am building an O scale railroading depicting primarily the GM&O and Wabash railroads. My layout takes place mainly around Bloomington, IL during the 1940's and 50's.
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Owner Joe Pinter
City, Country Centerville
State/Prov GA
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Capital Citty RR
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Basement layout, ready for expansion.
Owner Jim
City, Country Laramie
State/Prov WY
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Western Colorado
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This layout is intended to replicate a trip I took when I was a youngster, from Denver to Salt Lake City on the Rio Grande Pioneer. These photos show the layout during construction, a work in progress.
Owner Bob Smith
City, Country London, England
State/Prov --
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Happisburgh
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Happisburgh(say Hazeboro)is the O Gauge layout of The Model Railway Club, London, England. It depicts a terminus on British Railways (Eastern Region)in 1950's. It is a Fiddle Yard to station layout which can vary in length from 36 to 50 ft. We take the layout to about 6 shows a year and have won several "Best in Show" awards. We run a mixture of steam outline and early diesel locomotives as this the transition period between the two.
Owner Walter Whiting
City, Country Berwick
State/Prov ME
Scale
O  
Name of Layout Tall Pines Scenic/upper link
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My "O" gauge layout goes around my living/dining rooms and down the hallway and back. Locomotives include 2 powered F-3 units converted to TMCC, 4 GP-9's, (2 with TMCC), 2 SD-45's, (1 with TMCC), 1 RDC Budliner, 1 #246 Lionel steam engine, and 1 # 55 tie-ejector car. All will eventually be TMCC controlled. I also have 2 F-3 "B" units and 1 GP-9 "B" unit.