All layouts will open at 10:00 AM Sunday and close at 3:00 PM unless noted.
See the Layout insert in your Convention Bag For locations and maps.
1. Ralph Bracewell
||Ralph has yet to choose a name for his layout, but it features roads
seen in this area, such as R. J. Corman, L & N, CSX, and other familiar
names. Located in an upstairs room, the layout is multi-levels,
connected by a helix. Both the upper and lower levels are fully
sceniced and abound with a myriad of lighting effects and animation.
The layout features 800 ft. of track including the helix and staging
yard. Thirty-six-inch-radius curves insure that the trains run smooth
and derailment free. Control is Digitrax DCC
2. Chris Broughtons N-Scale Pennsylvania Railroad.
||Chris models the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1954. The layout is
roughly 18 ft. by 24 ft. and modular in design. It is 100% sceniced, and
features a loads in/empties out mine/power plant, working turntable,
large grain elevator, 7 ft. long Ford Truck Plan facility, detailed
urban scenery, and lots of details. This layout is featured (including a
cover photo) in the March/April Issue of N-Scale Railroading. It will
be featured in Model Railroader Magazine expected later this year.
Control is Digitrax DCC.
3. John Campbell
||This HO Scale layout features 200 ft. of mainline. John models
operations in Eastern Kentucky during the steam and early diesel days of
1955. It is 100% sceniced with an operating signal system. Johns
layout features a terminal and large classification yard, with branch
lines providing opportunities for mine runs and locals. Many of the
mines, structures and scenes are based on prototypes found in Eastern
Kentucky and West Virginia. Control is Digitrax DCC.
4. Paul Downss, N-Scale Louisville & Nashville-Interstate-Southern
||Paul models the L & N, Interstate, and Southern railroads in
Southwest Virginia during the transition era. The layout is around the
walls in a 14 ft. by 25 ft. basement room. Area modeled is from the
Interstates connection with the Southern Railway at Appalachia to
Dorchester Junction and its connection with the Louisville & Nashville.
The layout is designed with operations in mind with two coal tipples,
one loadout, and other industries found in the area. There is also a
stand-alone switching module of Louisville Union Station. The
centerpiece of this module is Pauls award winning scratch built model
of Union Station and train shed. Control is Digitrax DCC.
5. Charlie Fackler
||This HO layout models the L & N in the 1950s and 60s.
It is located in a 20 ft. by 13 ft. basement space with 350 feet of
mainline track. Scenery is approximately 80% complete and the layout
is in the form of a dog-bone with two levels. The two levels are
connected with a five-foot-diameter double tracked helix. The layout
features many scratch-built and kit- bashed structures. Control is
6. Tom Guenthner
||This HO Scale layout features over 300 ft. of mainline. Toms
layout inspired by the Louisville & Nashville Railroads
Cumberland Valley Division. Set in the 60s and 70s, It is
95% sceniced with an operating signal system using JMRI, numerous towns
and switching districts offering ample opportunities for run thru
freights, locals, and mine runs.
8. Bob Johnsons layouts
||Bobs house is a model railroader and toy train collectors paradise.
In the back yard he has a 12 ft. by 100 ft. G-Gauge garden layout.
There are three layouts in the basement. First is a large vintage HO
Scale layout that is fully sceniced. This railroad was built by Bobs
father, and is maintained by Bob and his son. In another room there is
an O-scale layout under construction. It features On30 and standard
gauge sections. A peninsula in the center features a city with
operating trolleys. Last but not least there is an O-gauge Lionel
layout. This layout has a year-round Christmas theme with a replica
Lionel “Girls” train. There are also models in other scales on display.
These railroads use a variety of control systems.
9. Rick Maloney
||Ricks layout is a freelanced in N-Scale and depicts a
railroad running through the central US connecting the Great Lakes with
the East Coast. It is 80% sceniced. Ricks layout is in a 16 ft. x 43
ft. upstairs room with 600 ft. of mainline track. Control is Digitrax DCC
10. Mike Shanes HO Jefferson & Ohio Valley
||Docs layout features a double track main line with staging on
three peninsulas each 25 feet in length. He models Louisville to
Cincinnati 1935-1955 with steam and first generation diesel power. The
trains are up and running, but the scenery is not been started yet.
11. Russ Weis
||Russ models NYC from Albany to Buffalo NY in 1950, featuring
Buffalos huge passenger terminal. His railroad is a walk-in thats 38
ft. x 28 ft. with a 28 ft. peninsula; it has extensive staging at both
ends. It is 80% sceniced and features both passenger and freight
operations. Control is NCE DCC.
12. Stan White
||Set in the modern era, it is a freelance mid-size layout (9 X 21
feet) with the track plan modified from Jerry Boudreauxs award winning
track plan featured in the June 2007 Model Railroader magazine. The
layout features the use of low profile buildings to increase the number
of rail served industries and has a mainline run of 74 feet. Scenery is
100% complete. Control is Digitrax DCC.
13. Bill Wright
||Set in July 1980, Bills HO railroad is busy hauling freight
between Quincy, Washington and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bill has recreated
many of the scenes and structures found along the route from photos and
visits made to the prototype sites. The layout features may scratch
built cars and 500 ft. of hand-laid track. The layout is 100% sceniced.
Control is Digitrax DCC.
14. Harry Munzers G-Gauge Swift Creek Railroad. (Open Saturday only)
||Harrys has both G-Gauge and O Semi-scale trains running through an
impressive landscape featuring various species of live plants. The
Swift Creek contains a water-powered saw mill, a functioning drive-in
movie theater, and numerous small scenes along the right of way.
Outdoors there is 1,045 ft. of track. Harry also has a HO scale layout,
and an operating collection of Lionel trains in his basement. Rain or
shine theres plenty to see at Harrys. Harrys layout has been
featured on Kentucky Educational Television.
15. Greg Bergmans O-Scale Chesapeake & Ohio at Thurmond, WV.
||This O-Scale layout 130 feet of code 148 track main line track on
vinyl roadbed. The minimum radius is 85 which makes for broad sweeping
curves for the trains to traverse. The center piece of Gregs layout is
a recreation of Thurmond, WV as it appeared in the fall of 1950. All
of the buildings and structures at Thurmond with the exception of the
water tanks are scratch built. The water tanks, brass models, have been
detailed to match the prototypes. Many of his locomotives are brass,
painted and weathered, with sound added. The layout can be operated in
three different control modes: NCE DCC, DC, and PFM. It is 100%
sceniced, with staging tracks and engine storage in an adjacent Room.
Gregs layout was featured in the March/April 2009 issue of O-Scale
15. Bob Irmschers O semi-scale (1/4” scale 3 rail) and On30 layout, Bobs Trains (Open Saturday only).
||Bobs Trains is a floor to ceiling, fully landscaped and 100%
sceniced model railroad in a 27 ft. x 35 ft. train room on the second
floor of his garage. Set in the 1950s, the railroad features both steam
and diesel locomotives. Highly detailed and kit bashed buildings,
automobiles and trucks are used to depict small town America during
the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. His layout has been featured in World
Class HiRail Layouts DVD by TM Books and Video. Controls include a
variety of systems including DCC.
16. Southern Indiana Model Railroad Club
17. John Ottman
||Southern Indiana Model Railroad Club is located across the Ohio River from the Galt House in Jeffersonville, IN. It is a large HO layout located in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, and models towns in Southern, IN. It is 100% sceniced and runs around the wall with a large peninsula in the center.
||This HO layout is a walk-in style filling a 16 ft. by 12 ft. space in the basement. The trains pass through highly detailed towns and cities filled with super-detailed and kit-bashed structures and small scenes each telling its own story. In addition to the structures and scenes on the layout, there are many additional detailed structures and dioramas on display. The layout has been photographed by Lou Sassi for future publication in Model Railroader Magazine.