Layouts in the May 2020 Free Edition

Oregon Valley Railroad in N Scale

Our main feature this month is the impressive Oregon Valley Railroad by Jerry Green. The railroad is a large N scale pike based on the Portland & Western. You'll learn a bit about the prototypical PNWR and its history and you'll enjoy how Jerry models it on his own ORVL, also based in Oregon. We share an interview with Jerry sharing about the layout and how he operates it, an article about the construction of the layout, and lots of photographs. You don't want to miss this layout.

Three Creative Layouts in HO and N Scale

We take a look back at three creative layouts we have featured in 2015. This feature shares a few pictures from 3 layouts in N and HO scale and shares a bit about the modelers and their work. You'll enjoy quite a variety of different layouts and get a peek at what these modelers have built.

Layering Static Grass for Changing Seasons
We share a method of layering static grass to make realistic scenes. Our scene includes varying color to show the season's change from spring to summer.


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