Layout Visits

Classic Toy Trains magazine's visits to layouts throughout the country always result in wonderful stories accompanied by amazing photographs of these talented model railroad builders. Below you'll find an assortment of videos, articles, and images to delight and inspire you in your own modeling.
nelson_extra
An online extra: A video of this dream layout
Published: August 15, 2014
esposito_extra
An online extra: Sharing the hobby with a fun layout
Published: August 15, 2014
haislip
Learn about Jamie Haislip's 18 x 18-foot O gauge railway with an intricate prototypical catenary system in this article.
Published: March 19, 2014
malkiewicz
This 20 x 48-foot S gauge layout was inspired by John Allen's influential HO layout, the Gorre & Daphetid.
Published: March 18, 2014
trzoniec
Built with 60 years of experience with Lionel trains, see the trains run on this master modeler's current O gauge railroad.
Published: March 14, 2014
leach
This 18 x 20-foot O gauge layout travels through both time periods and time zones, taking trains from the prewar decades to the end of the 20th century as they travel across the U.S., from Alaska to the Northeast.
Published: February 7, 2014
sablich
On this 4 x 8-foot layout, Karl Sablich has recreated the Copper Country of Upper Michigan.
Published: December 13, 2013
durling
This 10 x 11-foot O gauge layout started with a Lionel starter set.
Published: December 13, 2013
coyne
On this 15 x 15-foot layout, Christmas comes every day of the year.
Published: November 15, 2013
chestney
Enjoy more photos of the compact O, S, and Standard gauge layouts Becky Chestney created.
Published: October 18, 2013
smith
This 4 x 6-foot under-the-tree display fits plenty of holiday train action into a compact space with room for a full-size tree.
Published: October 18, 2013
cain
This 12 x 30-foot O gauge layout reflects 60 years of "playing" with electric trains and a career as a designer at Fisher-Price.
Published: October 18, 2013
palumbo
CTT columnist Lou Palumbo's 16 x 28-foot O gauge layout is open for public display at his train store, the Underground Railroad Shoppe.
Published: September 13, 2013
knautz
Frank Knautz's 11 x 11-foot O gauge railroad honors the memory of his father and showcases the trains they enjoyed together during Frank's childhood.
Published: September 13, 2013
giraffecar
The Lionel no. 3376 Bronx Zoo giraffe car and its modern reissues are captivating fun for train fans of all ages.
Published: September 13, 2013
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