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

Schuylkill Valley Model RR Club (HO)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION 

The Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club started in 1968, and held its first open house in 1975 and then every year thereafter. The Schuylkill Valley Railroad has a prototypical theme, being modeled after the Reading’s main line from Philadelphia to Reading with many of the towns along that route. There are several points of animation … More...

Jerry Powell – PRR/Reading (HO)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION 

Jerry’s freelance layout modeling the Reading and Pennsy is located in his 28′ x 40′ basement. It is a loop-to-loop design with 40′ radius curves so he can run large steam equipment. His scenery is in a near complete state. Jerry said he has about ten scale miles of mainline and a branch line 2 1/2 scale miles long. … More...

Steven Mallery – PRR: Buffalo Line (HO)

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 SUSQUEHANNA DIVISION 

Steven Mallery, who just happens to be a retired prototype Dispatcher for Norfolk Southern working the same geographical area that he models, runs his mid 1960’s era PRR Buffalo Line from South Williamsport, PA, to GJ interlocking outside of Buffalo, NY, as a point to point model railroad with three staging yards … More...

Ed Suhy – Santa Fe (HO)

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 GARDEN STATE DIVISION (NER) 

This layout was started in 1981; has a real history with some of the sections having traveled many miles in and around California, Arizona, Washington and Nevada states, then some 2840 miles to its present location. Helices: 4.5% grade. Room size: 28’ X 38’ … More...

Sam Parker – Knowlton & Northley (HOn30/HO)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION MEMBER 


This railroad represents an era from 1930 to 1950. It is a rural, narrow-gauge railroad with a small, standard gauge interchange. The geography is eastern PA with a good deal of bay and river waterfront. Extremely well crafted scenery including: structures, waterfront, boats, bridges and a great deal of detail.… More...

Ken McCorry – PRR (HO)

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 PHILADELPHIA DIVISION MEMBER 

Club-sized layout in a specially-built barn. Diesel and Electric motive power from the late ’70s, run over ex-PC/PRR track in the Harrisburg area and over the Buffalo line. Layout articles in April, ’99 and December, ’04 Model Railroader.More...

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