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John Allen’s Gorre & Daphetid Online Extras

By | August 29, 2018

Check out track plans, interviews, and more about this model railroading pioneer and his model train layout

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The Port yard had its own control panel and box for car cards and waybills. Click on the links to get the online extras.
John Allen’s HO scale Gorre & Daphetid remains one of the hobby’s most influential model railroads. Check out this collection of online extras about this model railroading pioneer and his layout.
Get the Gorre & Daphetid track plans

Learn about John Allen’s famous switching puzzle

The Wizard of Monterey invented the switching game to occupy operators between sessions at his Gorre & Daphetid RR. This PDF package includes the original Timesaver article written by John Allen in November 1972, and other articles about playing the game and incorporating it into a model railroad.

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Learn more about the Gorre & Daphetid

Built by celebrated modeler John Allen, the G-D Line was a railroad decades ahead of its time. Along with an overview of the layout, you’ll learn about how John planned the model railroad for realistic operations including his tab system for car forwarding.

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3 thoughts on “John Allen’s Gorre & Daphetid Online Extras

  1. Mr Allen, a model rr pioneer. He lived in the best of two world’s, The G&D and the Monterey Penninsula.

  2. i remember when John Allen’s Gorre & Daphetid was first published in MR. It was way ahead of its time and very exciting. Readers could then be inspired in their own model railroading efforts.

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