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. The oldest photo is replaced each weekend, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo!

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Photo #1

Fred Schlegel's layout is his third large layout, although it is smaller than his previous layout due to their downsizing. Fred has been model railroading for over 45 years, all of it in S-scale.

Photographer: Fred Schlegel; used by permission.

Photo #2

The NASG's annual Convention is the premier place to find the S-scale products you are looking for. At the 2016 NASG Convention in Novi, Michigan, Ron Sebastian of Des Plaines Hobbies is seen conversing with a fellow attendee. Des Plaines Hobbies is one of the several retail stores that have booths at these annual shows. What they bring to the show is always a surprise. Des Plaines Hobbies is also a manufacturer. Over the years they have bought up product lines from other manufacturers, so new products are coming out by the hobby shop on a fairly regular basis. So, when you attend one of these Conventions, be sure to allocate some money in the budget for an item or two that you find in the vendor hall!

Photographer: Bob Werre; used by permission.

Photo #3

This is a New York Central System PL&E 2-8-4 Berkshire locomotive, class A-2a. The prototype version was built in 1948. There were 7 locomotives built at the Schenectady facility of Alco. A prototype photo of #9405 can be found on this web site. Dick built his model starting with an Omnicon PRR 2-8-2. He used the chassis components of that model. The boiler was salvaged from a steam locomotive he tried to build in the 1960s. The details are mainly S Scale Locomotive & Supply, River Raisin Models, and Precision Scale parts. Dick scratchbuilt the tender from brass. The tender wrap was made from two S Scale Locomotive & Supply Berkshire tender wrappers, which already had rivets impressed on them. The rivets on the brass firebox sides were made from applying the Archer 3D resin decals.

Photographer: Dick Karnes; used by permission.

Photo #4

This photo was taken on Gaylord Gill's layout. The "Corrington Tile Co." factory is a kitbash of an HO-scale Walthers Millworks kit that Gaylord built. He added more height to the foundation, re-worked the doors, added a ramp and hoist beam to the vehicle door, and then installed a roughed-in interior and lighting. The locomotive is the River Raisin Models NYC H-10a Mikado, while the partially-visible box car is by American Models. The loading dock next to the box car was scratchbuilt by Gaylord, topping it off with Mr Plaster tile bundles. The truck is a Hartoy model that Gaylord modified and weathered.

Photographer: Brooks Stover; used by permission.

Photo #5

Ron Kemp started working on his new layout in March 2018. It is still very much under construction. It measures 3' deep by 34' long. It is going to depict the NYC's Buffalo Belt Line. Track is in place and wired up. He is using a combination of S-Helper Service, MTH, and Fox Valley Models track components, and all the turnouts are Fox Valley.

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

Photo #6

Ron Schlight's layout was open as part of the 2014 NASG Convention. This photo shows a scene on Ron's AF layout that is just chock-full of details. The longer you look, the more you see. Those who got an opportunity to go see it, probably had a good time watching the trains run around on the layout!

Photographer: Jeff Madden; used by permission.

Photo #7

A scene on NASG webmaster Peter's previous S-scale layout. A PRR S-Helper Service NW2 is pulling back a freight train on the PRR's Chartiers Branch between Washington, PA and Canonsburg, PA. Not much wind today as the creek is flat.

Photographer: Peter Vanvliet; used by permission.

Photo #8

Paul Washburn did it again! He scratchbuilt this Southern Pacific 2-6-0 class M-8, road number 1777. We suspect that Paul never sleeps!!! Here are a few construction photos: humble beginnings, the basic frame, drivers installed, all the external stuff added, tender and boiler built, almost finished.

Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Photo #9

Bob Nicholson's layout was open as part of the layout tours during the 2015 NASG Convention. This photo shows a yard on Bob's layout, with passenger tracks on the left and freight on the right. Bob is in the photo on the left. Former NASG president, Sam McCoy, is in the background admiring Bob's work.

Photographer: Jim Kindraka; used by permission.

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