Virtual Layout Tours

     We are happy to post individual and club layouts located in the Philadelphia Division area as well as those in our neighboring divisions. Many of these layouts can be visited following division meetings or during the Model Railroad Open House event each year in November.
     Please contact us if you'd like to have your layout featured on the website. We can take photos or you can supply your own. We welcome additional, supportive information such as descriptions or track plans. If you'd like to have videos taken please contact Bill Fagan. And, of course, please contact us If your layout is already posted and you need to make changes.

Archives: Layouts

Chris Ruhl – Lincoln Lines (HO)



Sadly Chris Ruhl passed away in the summer of 2019, but he leaves behind his layout as his legacy and a testament to his modeling skill. All track, including switches, is handlaid code 83 and 70 on pine roadbed and ballasted. Structures are a combination of kits, bashed, and scratch. Layout is 7.5 x 12′ with an 8 x 1.5′ yard tail, … More...

Robert Putnick – Horseshoe Curve Branch Line (N)



The Horseshoe Curve Branch Line is an N-Scale model of the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA, operated during the time period of the Pennsylvania RR, and later the Penn Central. Built on a 5′ x 8′ benchwork, this layout is focused on portraying the immense shape of the Curve as apposed to being precise in the height of the tracks above the reservoirs, etc. … More...

Robert Putnick – Ephrata Valley Railroad (HO)



The Ephrata Valley Railroad is a free-lanced HO-Scale layout, constructed on a 4′ x 4′ platform, set at the height of the Autumn season. It operates during the time period of the late 1950’s to the early 1970’s. The main inspiration behind much of the scenery is at large taken from the Pennsylvania countryside, with many structures … More...

Anthracite Model Railroad Society (HO)



The AMRS was organized in 1990. Layout is a custom built 21 feet by 54 feet layout consisting of 2 interconnected levels of track. The layout contains some 1,600 feet of HO gauge track which is made up of approximately 1,000 feet of flex track and 575 feet of hand laid track. … More...

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