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

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 in place. As can be seen in this photo, the Showcase Miniatures' (now-out-of-production) Citrus Shed kit shown in the photo has been built, but hasn't been finished yet, but it will; after all, it is just a hobby!

Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Photo #2

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 #3

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 #4

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 #5

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 #6

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.

Photo #7

A close-up photo of a Lehigh Valley Models (#12) kit of the two-stall engine house. Kits were designed and made by Frank Titman. Terry built one and integrated it into his home layout.

Photographer: Terry O'Kelly; used by permission.

Photo #8

A photo of the Connecticut S Gaugers' club layout as set up at the 2018 NASG Convention hotel. In this scene they manage to get three levels of scenery in the module, yet be able to take it apart quickly at the end of the show.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

Photo #9

Mike McKenzie built this Portland Locomotive Works kit of a D&RGW maintenance-of-way kitchen car. It is a 3-foot gauge model. Portland Locomotive Works is known for creating Maine two-foot gauge equipment, but they recently started expanding into Sn3 as well. They also came out with a D&RGW snow plow last year. Mike did a fantastic job building this kit.

Photographer: Mike McKenzie; used by permission.

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