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Steve Metken’s O gauge layout

By Steve Metken | November 15, 2023

| Last updated on February 19, 2024

This layout was inspired by a 1950s Lionel store display

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Steve Metken’s O gauge layout was inspired by a 1950s Lionel Display Layout. This 9 x 17 1/2 foot layout features Lionel tubular track; accessories by American Flyer, Corber, Lionel, and MTH, and lots of fun!

Looking at the O gauge layout Steve Metken has constructed to showcase his postwar trains leaves no doubt this talented modeler grasps the concept of “neat.” He’s put down a network of three-rail track with great care while creating satisfying scenes neatly set off from one another to hold the attention of viewers. Steve’s layout proves how traditional and toy-like elements retain their meaning and enable viewers to appreciate the timeless beauty of vintage Lionel items.

See the track plan for this layout.

See more in the Winter 2023 issue of Classic Toy Trains.

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