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N Scale CSX Hanover Subdivision 3.0

New to the site this evening, so figured I'd open up a build thread for my yet to be designed 3.0 layout. I am modeling the CSX Hanover subdivision running...

Stoney Creek Branch of the ET&WNC (On30)

On30, been in many many magazines over the years..

The Housatonic Railroad - in N scale

This Layout thread will be covering my modeling efforts in building the N scale version of the Housatonic RR (HRRC).

This has been a project...

The Palisade Canyon Railroads (N)

A west bound Southern Pacific manifest is crossing the Humboldt River near Palisade Ranch in central Nevada.

Hi, I'm new here at Realistic...

Riel and Maëlle’s Model Railroad (N)

I never had a layout thread before so please bare with me and we will see how this goes.

I started this layout about 4 years ago. It is...

BN 8th Sub (Issaquah Branch) 1/29 Scale (Outdoors)

I'm modeling a former NP, then BN, then BNSF, now abandoned branchline out of Seattle, WA. I only have room to model the area of Redmond, and Issaquah....

Colorado & RioGrande Central Railroad (HO)

A proto-freelanced model railroad in HO scale based on the idea of "What If" the DRGW had reached El Paso Texas....

Bunkbed Switching Layout HO scale

This shelf is the beginning of my incredibly small switching layout in a room measuring 8 x 9.5 feet. I hope this might be an inspiration to anyone...

Soo Line/Milwaukee Road in Minnesota in the late 70's (N)

I was trying to think of where to post my layout,, is it home?, yes,, is it modular?, yes. Is there a forum called mome or hodular?

AC&Y - The Akron Service District (N)

Greetings. I've been interested in and working on one version or another of the AC&Y for the last 20 or so years. It's kind of frightening to write...

Southern Railway's Slate Fork Branch (N)

Welcome to Slate Fork Country!
The year is 1978. The nation is Star Wars crazy and disco drunk, and a California band calling itself...

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