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Hendricks County Layouts

James and Phillip Burnside's   Steel Mill Railroad


Railroads have long been the primary means of transportation for the steel industry, from delivering resources to moving materials around the workplace to hauling away finished goods.  So the modeling of steel operations is quite common, especially around the "Rust Belt" region of the country.  There is now a Special Interest Group (SIG) dedicated just to the modelers of steel mill operations . . . check out the link down the screen at this URL:  


The Burnsides belong to the Steel Mill Modelers group, and are developing an amazing layout that depicts the steel production process.

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John Poray's Adirondack Division of the New York Central

This HO layout models parts of the New York Central Railroad in Upstate New York, including Albany, a portion of the Adirondack Division from Childwold Park Station to Malone, and on to Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence River. The branch line from Lake Clear Junction to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid is also modeled.  There are staging yards at both ends of the layout. Set in 1955, freight and passengers trains wind their way through the Adirondack Mountains, led by a variety of diesels including F7s, E units and the last vestige of steam, including Hudsons and a Niagara.

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John & Connie Coy's

The Glacier Lines


The Glacier Line is an "O" Scale (1/48) model railroad that is set in Marias Pass/Glacier National Park, Montana.   This layout has been featured in OGR Magazine and on video by OGR Publishing: Great Layout Adventures Volume #13. It is also featured on the cover of Classic Toy Trains magazine, the November 2018 issue.


Ron PhillipsGreat NorthernLayout

This is a free-lanced version of the Great Northern Railway and depicts the route from Chicago to Seattle. The main railroad room measures 26’ x 36’ with an additional staging room measuring 9’ x 13’. This multi-level layout has 600’ of double track mainline with a large classification yard at Minot, ND. The Minot terminal features a 130’ turntable and 12 stall roundhouse. Operating sessions are handled as point to point but I have the ability run trains in a continuous loop. Most structures are made from kits but there are several scratch built items including a 5’ long snow shed.

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