Category Archives: pictures – layouts

Inglenook shunting puzzle…

One of those, “Where has the time gone?” moments. While rearranging things in the train room, I realized that I had not looked into my shunting puzzle’s packing case to see if it survived the move, a move that happened almost a year ago…yikes. Thanks to my beloved’s design, the layout survived just fine, losing only the steeple to the church to the many jolts it took along the way. The other buildings are still packed in their places and are just fine. I don’t know that this will be a permanent home but it still works for the time being…

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Tall Timbers and Santa Fe Railroad…


I saw this old school marvel a couple of weeks ago at the invitation of its owner. The layout is 35 years old and runs on basic DC using block and cab control. It features handlaid Code 100 nickle silver rail. This weekend I’ve been invited to an operation session using vintage (30-40 year old) locomotives.

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I took this shot at my first visit…I hope to take a few more as we run the vintage steam.

The Midsouth Model Railroad club of Baton Rouge…


…is an informal club that meets once a week in a building owned by a club member. It is an impressive double stack layout that is built to represent the state of Louisiana. Visitors are welcome as well. It was nice to see a layout big enough to give a sense of distance and industries big enough to justify the car traffic to and from them. They are currently putting the finishing touches on a working signal system and Centralized Traffic Control.

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Miracle Strip Model Railroad Club Open House, Part II…


This time, scenes from their indoor permanent layout.

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MOW and caboose yard…

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Bascule bridge over Therrien Creek…

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Passenger terminal at Nardin Yard…

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Western town over the helix built by the late Mrs. Pat McCue…

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Grain elevator and service spurs… Several of the construction vehicles were kitbashed my me…

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Ray Fallacchio’s tank train…

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The late Bill Boyd’s MKT cabin car…

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Ray Brakebill’s tweeked and sound equipped F units pulling a full string past the grain spur…