December 2021 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine

Tom Dill and Lee Anderson

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HO Scale

HO Scale

Cacti in multiple scales

In the December 2021 Issue

How a Southern Pacific Engineer Kept the Siskiyou Line Alive in HO
You'll love Tom Dill's Southern Pacific Ashland Subdivision, an HO scale layout based in southern Oregon with Ashland as the focal point. The layout is a freelanced version of part of the Siskiyou Line based from 1948-1952. You'll see freight trains with helpers heading upgrade, often led by 2-10-2 Decapods. You'll also see the Espee's Rogue River and Scoot passenger trains and some diesel trains working the route. SP fans won't want to miss our tour of this model railroad.

Modeling the Union Pacific Over the Years in HO
Enjoy a photo tour of Lee Anderson's HO scale layout based in Oregon, which models the UP as well as a shortline logging railroad. This timeless layout includes both steam and diesel motive power with some interesting urban scenes of Umatilla, Oregon.

Make Custom Cacti for Your Railroad
Build barrel cacti and prickly pear cacti in N, HO, or O scale (we provide the measurements for each). This is an easy project that can make a desert scene a bit more interesting.

Tom Dill's HO scale layout

Lee Anderson's HO scale layout