Great Model Railroads 2020


In this Issue

Out and back on the Story City branch

A branch of the Minneapolis & St. Louis provides plenty of operation

Big mountains, small space

From Colorado Springs to the Rockies, this HO layout captures the D&RGW in 13 x 18 feet

Look, Ma, no wires

This 43 x 70-foot O scale empire runs on battery power, radio control

Pennsy’s Elmira Branch in HO

A John Armstrong article inspired this huge layout, where PRR and NYC run joint coal trains

Making it mine

Details, scenery, and structures put the personal stamp on an HO layout built by professionals

Ride the Sandy River

An MR contributing editor unveils his Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes

The Blue Ridge Mountain Route

Modeling a Georgia short line offers loads of operation in a small space

Modeling the New Haven under wire

An HO scale layout first seen in August 2004’s MR reaches completion

The winds of Cajon past

Childhood memories inspired a Wisconsin modeler to re-create Southern California

Working the Placerville Branch

A California prototype inspired this double-deck “nolix” SP layout


A sense of purpose