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

Bill Fagan – Union Pacific (N)



N scale layout started December 22, 2011.  Modeling the Union Pacific (Bill likes the color scheme) with no specific area in mind.  Layout size is 19’x12’, 2 layers connected by a helix.  230’ main line.  12 ? minutes to loop layout.  All track is laid and scenery is a work in progress.… More...

Bob Gross – PRR, Schuylkill Valley Branch (N)



In 2014, I converted this 12 x 24 N scale layout from a freelance railroad to one based on the prototype. A recent trip to North East and Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio convinced me that I wanted an operations oriented railroad, centered on the coal industry. What began as the Maplevale Division of the PRR is now the … More...

Ray Machler – PRR / Schuylkill Valley Branch (O)



O Scale, 1950’s era. Shelf & mushroom multi-level layout with staging. Passenger and freight; steam, diesel, electric. Multi-level to lengthen run; features named PRR passenger train equipment from several eras on Notheast Corridor. Contrast of PRR mainline operation is Schuylkill Valley Branch Line. Heavy coal traffic on branch. … More...

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