The Home Page Photos

These are the current photos in background rotation on the home page. Click the photo below to see the larger version used on the home page. Each weekend a new photo is added to the top of the list, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo!

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Photo #1

Alex Zelkin is a Frenchman modeling a fictional Sn3 railroad which he calls the "Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad". His modeling work is exquisite. This photo shows his Railmaster Exports 4-4-0 running on his layout. You can see more photos of his layout on this web site, and this web site. You may also enjoy an on-board video shot on his layout. Alex also wrote a book on how he built his layout, titled "The Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad: History and Construction of a Mining and Logging Model Layout". There are several places that carry his book, so do an online search.

Photographer: Alex Zelkin; used by permission.

Photo #2

Bob Hogan is one of those unique guys. He builds great layouts (previously Sn3, and then later standard-gauge with some narrow-gauge), does some fantastic modeling, and then has the ability to take great photos of his work. This photo shows a River Raisin Models, Southern Pacific class MT-4, 4-8-2 nicely painted and weathered, pulling a reefer train.

Photographer: Bob Hogan; used by permission.

Photo #3

The Arizona-based Valley of the Sun S Gaugers club visited several layouts in March of this year as part of their club activity for that month. One of the layouts they visited was Bill Winans' layout. As you can see, where there is a will, there is a way,... to pack in a large number of people to see Bill's medium-size layout. Bill's wife, Sandie, is in the foreground, right. Bill's layout was covered in the April 2017 issue of S Scale Resource magazine.

Photographer: James Ingram; used by permission.

Photo #4

Paul Washburn seems to build freight cars and steam locomotives at an incredible rate. A lot of the time if a modeler is so focused on building models, they simply don't have the time or the desire to build a full layout. Paul, however, does both. His layout is an around-the-room shelf-style layout, with painted backdrops, and the basic desert scenery is in place. As can be seen in this photo, the Showcase Miniatures' (now out-of-production) Citrus Shed kit, which will become the "Sunland Citrus Association" packing shed, shown in the photo has been built, but hasn't been finished yet.

Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Photo #5

Ron Kemp had an opportunity to visit Steve Doyle's layout late one evening, and this is what he found! Actually, Steve has the ability to turn his layout from a daytime scene to a nightime scene. It features the modeled skyline of Chicago. More details about Steve's layout can be found in the October 2015 issue of S Scale Resource magazine.

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

Photo #6

Brooks Stover's "Buffalo Creek and Gauley" is being rebuilt after a move two years ago to a smaller "retirement" home. Unfortunately, the layout had to be downsized as well. The previous version modeled 1958, but the new version models 1963. This allows for a change of equipment and a change of scenery. Because of his experience level, and the keeping of structures (and other items), Brooks is making tremendous progress on this new layout, as can be seen in this finished section of the layout. The B&O EL-3, though large, still gets to stretch its legs on the layout.

Photographer: Brooks Stover; used by permission.

Photo #7

There ain't nothing like seeing S-scale trains at eye height! On February 23rd and 24th of this year, the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers set up their display layout at the World's Greatest Hobby show in Novi, Michigan. They ended up being right by the main entrance, so they were always surrounded by the public. Lionel, who was displaying their S-scale products, was nearby. The NASG booth was just down the aisle. The train this boy is admiring is an all-American Models train, with two E8 locomotives (both powered) and an all-Budd consist.

Photographer: Ken Garber; used by permission.

Photo #8

The northbound Grand Isle Limited emerges from the tunnel next to DB Tower on its way to Montreal on Dick Karnes' layout.

Photographer: Dick Karnes; used by permission.

Photo #9

This photo features the Lehigh Valley Models Sand House (#42) kit. Gaylord wrote about this kit in the April/May 2017 issue of The S Scale Resource magazine. The finished model is shown in this photo. He made the following changes to the stock kit: replaced printed paper stonework with cast plastic, replaced wood dowel/thumbtack vent with HO-scale plastic part, used scribed basswood around the tower instead of the suggested tarpaper, and added a working overhead light.

Photographer: Gaylord Gill; used by permission.

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