Hi All,

One thing we love about this OGR on-line forum is how easy it is to post photos and videos.  You can even do it from your phone, i. e., no computer needed!

The Rockford O Scalers like taking photos and videos when operating our layout and then making them available to others for information and inspiration.  That being the case, we thought it would be cool to start a thread and invite forum members to post videos (and/or still photos) of your respective layouts.  So here are a few videos to get the ball rolling.

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My 'under costruction' layout is going to look rather underwhelming after those videos; for one thing it's very small (by US standards) and very simple (by anyone's standards!!), depicting the Interchange between a Class 1 & Shortline on one side, and Industrial Park spurs on the other. There is no hidden staging, & train lengths are restricted by the sharp curves.

I am in England, UK, where our houses are very much smaller than many American homes, & generally lack basements. This layout is built in my loft. It is 17ft x 8ft. Lack of space is merely a challenge to the imagination.

But here's a tour anyway, which was filmed before I laid the last siding, and then a couple of videos of trains on that siding, where I tried to capture that really rough look of badly maintained Short Line track....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goHC3CU76kM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwSLBjfbd2A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-p1xUUBQe4

Modelling the Soo Line in 2-Rail, from 5,000 miles away & 27 years too late.

WOW Great 2-rail O-Scale action. Here are a few from the 3 rail TMB Club layout which is on Long Island home of the LIRR. Both reside on my YouTube channel. Feel free to subscribe, I have 50 or so videos stored there for public viewing

Steve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxHtImUOfMc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEt9kjYdA_I

Frank McCabe posted:

Hi All,

One thing we love about this OGR on-line forum is how easy it is to post photos and videos.  You can even do it from your phone, i. e., no computer needed!

The Rockford O Scalers like taking photos and videos when operating our layout and then making them available to others for information and inspiration.  That being the case, we thought it would be cool to start a thread and invite forum members to post videos (and/or still photos) of your respective layouts.  So here are a few videos to get the ball rolling.

 

 

Frank,

You had posted some pics on the E6 thread of trains sitting on large curves.  One of them included a pic of a B&O Cincinnatian train.  Any chance of getting a video of that one uploaded with that sweet P7d on the point?

Thanks and layout is fantastic.   

 

 

 

"Moreover, experience proves that there is virtually no limit to the amount of cars, track, equipment, etc., the scale model railroader will buy once you have planted the "system" idea in his head. The more he has, the more he still wants." A.C. Gilbert Co. - 1947

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New Haven Joe posted:

I visited Bob and Elizabeth Jakl's magnificent O scale layout last week and took these photos.  Their layout was featured in OGR several years ago.  NH Joe

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A great family with a fantastic layout!

Thanks for the kind comments about the family layout.  To the subject of Layout Videos my brother made several and posted them on youtube.  You can view them by going to his username:  https://www.youtube.com/user/MyTommy1962

 

Some videos of my layout - West Hayleyton , Emmaus & Avery RR- under construction with the scenery shell and details to be added . 12x18 layout with lots of fun whether you are a looper or a operations kind of guy!

Enjoy! John

 

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Thanks Frank - this is terrific!

The GM&Os are beautiful - Atlas models?  I have a pair of Atlas 3 rail very similar.

Do you have some video of the PRR T1 Duplex in operation?  Have never seen a 2 rail O scale model of it before...

c.sam posted:

Thanks Frank - this is terrific!

The GM&Os are beautiful - Atlas models?  I have a pair of Atlas 3 rail very similar.

Do you have some video of the PRR T1 Duplex in operation?  Have never seen a 2 rail O scale model of it before...

Hi Sam,

Yes, the GM&O F-3s are by Atlas and the cars are old Walthers but well painted.  We think it’s a good looking train.

Regarding your PRR T-1 question, we do have one each of the three versions that Sunset 3rd did and can post a video, so stay tuned!

Frank

 

Frank,

Great photos of the T1!  Looking forward to the video.

Who made the turntable and how long is it?  The T1 just fits.

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

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CAPPilot posted:

Frank,

Great photos of the T1!  Looking forward to the video.

Who made the turntable and how long is it?  The T1 just fits.

Hi Ron,

The turntable is 28” in length and is made by Millhouse River Studio.  The largest one they make is 34” and although that would have been very cool, we didn’t have the room!

Frank

Hi John (JDUNN)

I really like your layout. What a great use of space and visual barriers ! You make the layout seem much larger than 12X18.  Would you be so kind as to share your track diagram with us?  There are features that I would like to include in my next venture into layout building.  Thanks for sharing your videos.

Earl 

     

GregM posted:

Frank,

The videos you have posted are great.  Any possibility that there is a video recorded from in front of an engine traveling around the layout?  Would love to see the layout from the engineer's view point.  

Hi Greg,

A number of years ago we tried putting a Go Pro camera on a flat car and pushed it around the layout with a locomotive.  The results weren’t too bad, as I recall, so I will have to talk to the other members of the Rockford O Scalers and see if we might be able to do that again.  Thanks for inquiring.

Frank

Dear Earl, et al,

Attached track plan.

All track is Atlas flex , sectional curves(49.5 , 45.0 and 40.0 radius) and #5 turnouts.

No more hand laying track for me !!

Feel free to call me about the layout.

609-432-2871.    John35788A78-88E1-410C-8051-AA846506F927

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CAPPilot posted:

Frank,

Great photos of the T1!  Looking forward to the video.

Who made the turntable and how long is it?  The T1 just fits.

Hi Ron,

The turntable is 28” in length and is made by Millhouse River Studio.  The largest one they make is 32” and although that would have been very cool, we didn’t have the room!

Frank

Frank, IIRC Millhouse makes a 34" diameter one too. 

Has anyone here modeled a turn table with raised rails on one end so as to accommodate larger engines in a smaller space?

As previously requested, here are a couple videos of the Rockford O Scalers Pennsylvania Railroad T-1 4-4-4-4 running on the layout.  The model is by Sunset 3rd Rail and is the “middle version”, i.e. it has some skirting removed but retains the pilot “portholes”.  The PRR built two prototype T-1s and fifty production locomotives.  The prototypes had a more pointed nose than the production models along with pilot portholes and lots of skirting.  As the production models aged, they lost the pilot portholes and more skirting and gained a small second headlight in the front radiator.  Sunset 3rd Rail did all three versions and our club is lucky to have one of each version.  We will post videos of the other two (prototype and late version) in the near future.

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