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 on the layout purposefully named afterspecific towns in PA, notably: Schuylkill Valley Station, Ephrata Coal Company, and York Sawmill & Lumber Company. The layout features 2 individual brass track lines, 1 bridge, and 1 switching point. In essence, the layout is dedicated to combining modern model railroading techniques with those of the past, showcasing a variety of railroads and locomotives made by classic manufacturers such as Tyco, AHM, Bachmann, Life-Like, Model Power, Athearn, and Atlas.


Please check out the “RP Model Railroads” YouTube channel for videos of action aboard the Ephrata Valley Railroad and other layouts also owned by Robert:


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Photos by Robert Putnick

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