Virtual Layout Tours

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     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

Jim Hart – Lima, Wawa & Concordville (HO/HOn30)


1950’s central PA. Steam and early diesels, most with sound. Layout is walk-in, no duckunders, “G”-shaped, DCC control. Layout photos have appeared in Walthers catalog; Philadelphia Inquirer also did an article with photos. Layout features mountains, tall wood bridges, stone arch bridges, a large town, steel mill, large engine facility; … More...

Mike Rabbitt – Lake Erie & Mad River (HO) (dismantled)


Unfortunately, this layout has been dismantled, and Mike has moved to new quarters, but we have left the original synopsis below:

If your interests are in steel mills and the steel industry, you MUST see this layout. All the steel mill industries are scratchbuilt and highly detailed. If they were built in full size, they could work. In fact, the Walthers blast furnace has a pipe hooked up incorrectly and wouldn’t work if it were built that way! … More...

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