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

Robert Putnick – RETRO TYCO (HO)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION MEMBER 

RETRO TYCO is a 5′ x 8′ HO-Scale layout devoted to preserving anything and everything produced by TYCO. It features 2 railroad lines, with the inner line figure-8 achieved by TYCO’s Over-and-Under Set, a siding controlled by TYCO’s block switch, and nearly every one of TYCO’s entertaining railroad accessories. Essentially, the layout serves as a display of the large
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Robert Putnick – Alpine Rwy (N)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION MEMBER 

The Alpine Railway is an N-Scale 2′ x 3′ German freelanced paradise layout, featuring a main line, inner siding line, and 2 bridges. The layout was acquired from a previous owner – whose father had hand-built the layout a long time ago, as a western US pike – and completely transformed. The Alpine Railway depicts a small mountain town served by the DB (Deutsche
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Robert Putnick – Ephrata Valley Railroad (HO)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION MEMBER 

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 on the layout purposefully named after
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Chris Ruhl – Lincoln Lines (HO)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION MEMBER 

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...

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