O gauge realism is Herb Lindsay’s legacy. One of the landmark layouts featured in Classic Toy Trains over the years has been the O gauge model railroad designed and built by the late hobbyist and his talented wife and fellow modeler, Dagmar Lindsay.
How articles about Herb’s realistic tribute to railroading in central Pennsylvania during the postwar era influenced a generation of O gauge enthusiasts is covered in the March-April 2022 issue of CTT. The story, written and photographed by Neal Schorr, a modeler who took Herb’s lessons to heart, details how the overall look, superb landscaping (including Dagmar’s unforgettable painted backdrops), and commitment to “hi-rail” modeling have changed the hobby.
This photo gallery showcases what made Herb’s 25 x 26-foot home layout so significant to him and other O gauge operators.