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NCMRC Members Layouts
 
 Welcome to the Members Layout section.  All layouts listed below are projects of NCMRC Members.  To view some of the files, you will need Adobe Acrobat reader.  If you do not have Acrobat Reader click HERE.
 
 

 Don Benz's Santa Fe is definately a layout to behold for the southwestern purists.  Modeling the transition era, Don has done a spectacular job modeling his engines down to every lasting detail.  He even has managed to light a set of Stewart F units with 7 bulbs!  (How did you do that Don??)...

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 Bill Beranek's HO layout (since retired) modeled a portion of west-central Idaho in 1988. The Union Pacific and Burlington Northern jointly operated the prototype for this bridge line. The modeled portion ran from Lewiston to Pocatello, Idaho. Staging yards serve unmodelled Seattle and Pocatello...

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 This now surpassed layout of George Booth modeled the 1960’s C&S along the front range from Denver to Fort Collins. Hidden staging served Pueblo and Cheyenne. This part of the layout operated with Rail Command throttles and decoders.  A recently-rebuilt Great Western closely matched prototype tracks from Loveland to Windsor, Johnstown and Milliken...

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George Booth's Homepage 

 

 Vern Brock's Mountain Valley Railroad has been under construction for over 20 years.  It was featured in a 1985 article in Railroad Model Craftsman. The layout operates with a waybill car card system, with two or three trains operating at...

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 Chuck Inghram’s HO Needmore Railroad is a reminder of railroading in Wyoming and Utah in 1985. He built a large building just to house it, and you can see the complete plan HERE.

 

 Randy Ditton’s HOn3 Twin Peaks & Kalispell is always a treat. In September of 2000 Randy opened the layout for a tour. Here is a small sampling of photos from that visit...

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 George Franke opened his fantastic Kettle Creek & Western to club members for the March 2003 layout tour. He has since moved and started anew. Hours could literally be spent studying the highly detailed scratchbuilt structures and mini-scenes...

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 Gene Fusco’s Penn Central and tour of Rail Yard Models...

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 The mainline has been considerably extended, but for the most part Vince Griesemer has been working on rolling stock. Lots of cars. The new models are all scratch built from urethane castings, and Vince made the masters. They are fantastic in their detail and accuracy to the prototype...

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 The Rio Pasado built by Chuck Hagemeister tells many stories. Trains run well, powered by Lenz DCC, but if you judge the RP&W by train operation you miss the center of Chuck’s joy of model railroading. There are important slices of life here, so slow down and “visit for a while...

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 Rick Inglis' Colorado Midland fills his 33’ X 33’ basement, depicting the operations at the turn of the century-that is the turn from the 19th to 20th century! On Rick’s layout, steam rules, the grades are steep, and the Midland still serves the mountain communities and mines of Colorado. Many of the mining communities that we are all familiar...

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 Bill Kepner opened the South Penn to visitors for the March 2002 layout tour. This 24 by 20 foot N-scale layout, set in 1967, has a 9.2 scale mile mainline run and generous staging. CVP’s EasyDCC system powers the layout, and 2 computers just coming on-line operate ABS signals driven by Bruce Chubb’s CMRI system...

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South Penn Homepage 

 

 Marty McGuirk's SNE is a fictional subsidiary of the Central Vermont, set in 1953. There was a real Southern New England. It was designed to provide a connection between the Central Vermont (CV) and its parent, the Canadian National (CN), between Palmer, MA and Providence, RI. It was graded...

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 Ted Nutting offered his D&RGW for the August layout tour. The fantastic backdrop (portion shown above) greets you in the first glimpse of the layout. Ted reports that he learned his techniques by watching PBS broadcasts of landscape painting lessons by Jerry Yarnell...

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 November 2000 Ted & Blanche Pulles (now deceased) opened their Pine Valley Railroad for a tour, the most enjoyable I’ve attended in a long, long time.  Although construction only started in March of 1999, progress proceeded at an amazing pace thanks in part to expert help from Ted Nutting, Don Benz and Bob Lorenz...

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 Don Reinke kindly opened the Chicago & Northwestern for the November 2002 layout tour. Don and Donna have been working on the 14x22 foot layout for a bit over five years...

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 Jack Rice’s Columbia and Western is home to many spectacular bridges, built from styrene and convincingly painted and weathered. Most “wood” structures arestyrene, too, but you can’t tell by looking at them...

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 On the south end of the layout the spectacular King Coal flood loader complex dispensed over 5 gallons of coal without refill to waiting hoppers. On the north end a Whiting Rotaside rotary dump emptied the coal for barge loading on the Ohio River... This layout, now gone, was featured in several magazines.

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 Seventy-seven NCMRC club members and guests stared down from the mezzanine. A lone figure, Dave Trussell, stood in the center of the building, dwarfed by 5500 square feet of benchwork and aisles. He didn’t need to raise his voice to explain the track plan because the crowd made no sound and strained to hear his every word...

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