September 2023 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine

Bedroom-sized On30 Railroad

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HO Scale

Switch Machine Installation

In this Month's Issue

Bedroom-sized On30 Railroad
Come see what's possible with a larger scale in a small room. This layout by Kevin Miller was built for operations and features a variety of industries and great scenery. The freelanced Newaukum Valley Narrow Gauge Railroad is based in western Washington in the late 1950s. You'll love this unique layout!

Early 1900s Railroading in HO Scale
The Southern Pacific and the Sugar Pine Logging & Railway Company both work Chuck Heimerdinger's HO scale layout. He built the dual gauge layout in two separate rooms: the SP works the main room in a desert environment while the Sugar Pine runs a logging operation on the second layout. The layouts connect via a tunnel. The layout is based from 1915-30 and modelers who love steam will enjoy seeing his work.

Installing a Switch Machine
Step-by-step instructions to install a switch machine. This project is intended to assist newer modelers. The installation is shown with a Tortoise.

Kevin Miller's On30 Scale Layout

Chuck Heimerdinger's HO Scale Layout