Aids to Modeling
- Model Railroads.Net Directory & Search Engine
- Hopewell Junction Model Railroad Club
- The Miniature Railroad Club of York, PA
- Hagerstown Model Railroad Club
- Nazareth Area Society Of Model Engineers
- Rocky Mtn Railroad Club
- Houston Tinplate Operators Society
- Interactive Model Railroad
- Brambleton Model Railway Club - Harpenden, Herts, England
- Brazos Valley RailRoad Society
- Central Wisconsin Model Railroaders
- Fundy Northern Railroad - by Bob Boudreau
- Little 'Q' Model Railroad Club - Aurora, Illinois
- Maritime Federation of Model Railroaders - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
- Model Railroad Clubs of the World
- Model Railroading - from The Mining Co.
- The Model Railroading Educational Foundation, Inc. - Williston Park, New York
- Model Railroading on Long Island
- Model RailRoad Meeting Place
- The Norfolk Southern's Pocahontas Division In N-Scale
- Oaks Model Railroad Club - Oaks, PA
- Pasadena Model Railroad Club
- Piedmont and Western Railroad Club - Valdese, North Carolina
- Rock City Railroad
- Sacramento Central Railroad
- San Diego Model Railroad Museum
- San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Club
Excellent design articles.
Modern day fictitious successor to Conrail. Excellent operations plan.
Excellent design, operations.
Excellent lighting techniques.
Once featured in a Model Railroader article on "mushroom" design. Note his use of low wattage incandescent lights to create a "picture box" effect.
Fabulous HO empire featuring the Clinchfield Railroad!
Excellent example for lighting and operations.
Featured in Model Railroader, Dec. 1999.
Incredible coal hauling operations!
Fictitious line set in southcentral Pennsylvania.
A collection of layouts featuring the Clinchfield and other coal hauling lines from the east.
It is based on the pre-Chessie diesel era.
1970's based C&O model railroad.
Freelanced model railroad based on C&O prototype.
Built by Dave Frary, now privately owned.
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD THEME LAYOUTS
An operations-oriented layout modeling the branch from Carlisle to Hagerstown (Philadelphia Division).
Includes Suburban Station,30th StreetStation, and ZOO (Philadelphia Terminal Division).
Northern Central Branch from York, Pa. to Wago Junction. (Maryland Division)
Line from Sunbury to Williamsport, and Williamsport to Sodus Point. (Williamsport Division)
Carnegie, Pa. through Weirton Junction, Steubenville, Mingo Junction, and Cadiz Junction, west to Trinway, Oh. (Panhandle Division)
Featuring the Middle Division, including the coal wharf at Denholm!
Bill and Wayne Reid
PRR Cumberland Valley Branch. (Philadelphia Division)
Featuring the mainline from Huntingdon to Gallitzin. (Middle Division)
Main line from Ft. Wayne to Valparaiso, plus South Bend Branch.
Fictional line featuring the Pennsy and incredibly detailed models in N scale!
Fictional line, but featuring the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve -- at full scale!
Includes Horseshoe Curve.
NKP layout with a strong dose of PRR!
Includes Emporium, Williamsport, Sunbury.
Dr. Edmond Freed
Mainline from Harrisburg to ROY andPort Roadfrom SHOCKS to Perryville.
Main line Harrisburg to Buffalo, with Wilkes_Barre Branch and Shamokin Secondary.
Fictitious PRR short line.
Action from Kase tower to Northumberland.
Set in the industrial area of Pittsburgh.
Fictional shortline, based on the East Broad Top, with connections to the PRR.
Includes the PRR's Lebanon Valley Branch.
Freelance line affiliated with the PRR.
Baltimore, plus Northern Central Branch to Ruxton.
Northern Central, Maryland Division (Dismantled for relocation.)
Featuring the Northern Central Branch from Baltimore, Md. to York, Pa.
West Virginia's Pan Handle
Altoona to Gallitzin.
Northeast corridor from Wilmington to Baltimore. Portion ofPort Road.
Mainline from Altoona to Cresson.
Known for his previous layout, the "South Penn" in HO, he now models in O scale.
Based on a fictious Pennsylvania region, with operating signals.
Featuring the Columbia Branch, Wrightsville Branch, Atglen & Susquehanna Branch, and the Columbia & Port Deposit Branch.
Featuring the 30th street Station.
Pennsy north and east of Harrisburg and the anthracite country.
Features PRR's Northern Central Branch in addition to some WM and Reading.
PRR c. 1952 A portable exhibition switching layout based on the Whitehall Branch in Southside Pittsburgh.
PRR in the 1940s. Fictitious mainline from Columbus, Ohio to Charleston, W. Virginia.
PRR 1940s & 50s. Built to modular NMRA standards. Mainline east of St. Louis.
P.R.R., Reading, and LV.
A group of layout owners who share operators and an interest in the PRR and operating prototypically.
||Granite Mountain Railway
||HO & HOn3|
||BNSF Fall River Division
||Cedar River and Iowa Central Railway
||Rocky Mountain Lines
||Colorado & Southern, Northern Division
||Castle Rock & Pacific
||Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe
||ATSF, Colorado Division
|Greeley Freight Station Museum
||Oregon, California, and Eastern
Noteworthy Layouts That Aren't Online
Boston & Maine
Not a large layout, but a nifty design. Model Railroad Planning, 1998.
Model Railroader, Feb. 1998.
W. Allen McClelland
Virginian & Ohio
Model Railroad Planning, 1998.
Florida East Coast Ry. Key West Extension
Model Railroader, Feb. 2001; "Great Model Railroads, Volume 41".
Operations Special Interest Group
Layout Design Special Interest Group
Friends of the Burlington Northern (FOBNR)
Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI)
Rod Black's CATS page (JMRI based CTC software)