March 2024 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine

Chesapeake & Ohio Ryder Gap Sub

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In this Month's Issue

Chesapeake & Ohio Railroading in the Allegheny Mountains in HO Scale
Come explore Joe Green's HO scale Chesapeake & Ohio Ryder Gap Subdivision with us! You'll learn about the planning and construction of his layout and railfan trains on the 30 x 31-foot pike. The layout is based in the spring of 1974 in Virginia and West Virginia. This is the first of a two-part layout tour, as next month we'll delve into operations on the layout. Both features include many photos of the layout and a layout diagram. You'll love seeing Joe's freelanced prototype modeling. Perhaps you'll recognize a few places, as many of the towns and structures closely follow prototypical places, but they've been relocated for the model. A railfanning video at the layout is also included in this issue.

Fine Scale Modeling of Oregon Waterfronts in HO Scale
Stan Schmidt modeled a freelanced Southern Pacific layout based in Oregon. We focus on his meticulously built structures and boats in Oregon's waterways in this feature.

Cornstalks for your Model Railroad
Make your own cornstalks by hand following this step-by-step project.

Joe Green's HO Scale Layout

Stan Schmidt's HO Scale Layout