Pictures Courtesy of David & Barbara Baule's S-Gauge Layout in
Track Laying Stage, overall layout measures 22' X 13'
Pictures Courtesy of John Sullivan building his S-Gauge Layout
Pictures Courtesy of Michael & Linda Marmer adding Buildings,
Crossing Gates, Scenery and Telegraph Poles on There D&K RR Layout.
Pictures of Don Stratton's S-Gauge Layout in Track Laying Stage
Pictures Courtesy of Michael & Linda Marmer
Ballasting Track on There D&K RR Layout.
Pictures Courtesy of Tom Robinson's Volunteer Central II
Train Layout with under the table mounted ( Circutron )
Tortoise slow motion switch machines operating S-54 Switches.
Pictures Courtesy Tom Robinson - Atlantic Coast S Gaugers
Georgia Division Modular Layout, September 15 & 16, 2007
3rd Annual Ride the Rails Festival at Mineral Bluff, GA
The 8 X 8 permanet display layout was built by Bill Odendahl
A beautiful custom painted AF Northern by Jim Dunn. It
is modeled after some of the custom painted models that
reportedly ran at the Gilbert Hall of Science.
Pictures Courtesy Tom Robinson - Atlantic Coast S Gaugers
Georgia Division Modular Layout, August 11, 2007
Railroadiana Show at the Atlanta Trade Center
Pictures and Text Courtesy of Tom Robinson's,
"The Volunteer Central II" S-Gauge Layout.
I started this layout in 2002 and completed it in early 2005. It is a 15 by 16 ft layout with
approx. 350 ft of American S Gauge flex track mounted on 1/4" Vinylbed roadbed. It has
four mainlines on two tiers with 23 Flyer 720A turnouts and 22 706 uncouplers. It also
includes a Bowser 22" turntable and six stall roundhouse area. It is fully sceniced with
mountains, river, groundcover, etc. Two sides are bordered with a backdrop. The layout
includes almost all of the trains and accessories, of the Am Flyer link coupler era (1946-54),
plus a few of the later ones such as Cow-on-Track, Sawmill, Drum Loader and repro Gabe.
Also included are approx 25 Plasticville structures forming a town, approx 30 Lehigh Valley
Model S Gauge structure kits and other structures. It is powered by 8 American Flyer 12B,
8B, and 9B transformers with a total output of 1150 watts. All controls are original Am Flyer.
It has quite a few animated signs, operating traffic lights and other electronic lighting effects
(hobo campfire, simulated arc welders, etc.). It has approximately 5,000 ft of wiring with all
transformers phased and wired to a common ground. All tracks are interconnected with
semaphore control on three of the main lines using Flyer semaphores with 670 electric
Tom Robinson extra layout
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Laying New Sectional and Flex Track with 27" radius Switches
Courtesy of Reginald
Reg's custom 200 Ton Recessed Transformer Flatcar made from AF Depressed Center
Reg's River Raisin S-Scale Allegany 2-6-6-6
Pictures and Text Courtesy of Ben Stiles S-Gauge Layout
in Strasburg, PA
Ben Stiles picture's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
layout is located in
two back rooms on the second floor of a late 1800’s Pennsylvania
completed and cork laid by early September. The first train made a complete loop around the outside
main line on December 24, 2004. Work continues slowly but surely.
Track consists of American S Gauge 60” flex track for the mainlines and 19” and 27” sectional curved
track for the curved trestle and upper line. Turnouts and some expanses of straight track/spurs consist
of Tru-Scale track hand laid by Ben’s wife’s Uncle David and her Grandfather in the early 1950’s. Getting
the scale adjusted and tightening the spikes was a great deal of work, but well worth the effort for
operation and nostalgia sake. Tortoise under table slow motion switch machines control the six Tru-Scale
turnouts. Eighteen gauge wire was used throughout for bus lines as well as power leads. The outside
main line actually runs through tunnels in the wall between the two rooms. When American S Gauge has
turnouts available, and not until then, two additional passing sidings are planned as the layout does not
have enough room for the growing train collection.
Scenery is constructed of recycled 1” and 2” blue board insulation as well as ceiling tiles. The gorge under
the curved trestle is 20” deep and served a very important purpose; it forced Ben to do scenery and
construct the trestle before he could run the trains. Since running the trains is his favorite part, this
persuasion worked out well to get him to try his hand at scenery construction.
Motive power consists of original American Flyer, American Models, and Lionel LTI. Rolling stock includes
American Flyer, American Models, K-Line, and Lionel LTI. Power is supplied through American Flyer 12B
and 19B transformers, a Tech II O27 transformer for smoother operation of the more modern locomotives,
a Lionel ZW 275 watt transformer for accessories, and an HO transformer for operation of some Dallee
electronics. American Flyer accessories include the #586 Wayside Station, #593 switch tower, #600 crossing
gates, #755 talking station, #760 warning signals, #770 loading platform, #771 stockyard, #779 oil drum loader,
mail car, and whistling and diesel horn billboards. Thanks to a gracious graduate school professor, also
included are a Lionel #97 coal elevator and #164 log loader. An MTH sawmill, and a Marx rotating beacon
and trestle bridge round out the current accessories.
The layout will eventually be a three-gauge layout including S, HO, and N scale trains. Some Gilbert HO
equipment has already been added to the layout.
New Pictures of Ben Stiles Layout 03-15-06
Pictures Courtesy of Tom Robinson - Atlantic Coast S Gaugers
Georgia Division Modular Division, April 9, 2005 at the
Greenberg Show in Norcross, GA
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