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HO Scale Model Railroad Layouts & Track Plans

This HO scale model railroad guide features a directory of HO scale model railroad layouts, photos, videos, tours, track plans, product reviews, expert advice, and modeling techniques.

Abilene Society of Model Railroaders Layout - HO scale layout represents the Texas & Pacific (UP) mainline between Roscoe and DFW, Texas

Abrams Railroad Empire - 20'x22' HO scale railroad moves cars among 21 industries, 5 yards, 7 towns, and 2 interchange tracks

Adventures in Miniature - Märklin model railroad set in Germany in the 1960s, plus landscaping, DCC, and scratchbuilding tips

Amoskeag Northern Railroad - Freelance HO scale layout based on a merger of the Boston & Maine Railroad and Maine Central Railroad in the early 1980s

Appalachian Railroad Modeling Trackplans - Dozens of HO and N scale track plans represent coal-hauling railroads

Arcadia & Betsey River Railway - HO scale railroad of logging in the Pacific Northwest circa 1956

Arnie Hall's Belfast and Vinehaven Railroad Co. - Once primarily a HO scale logging railroad, The Belfast and Vinehaven has now expanded to include scenic waterfronts, beaches, and a small town that includes a very active town square

B&O Monongah Division - 12x16 foot HO scale layout set in West Virginia circa mid 1950s

Bethlehem Steel Home Layout - HO scale layout based on the Bethlehem Steel plant between 1965 and 1975

BNSF Fall River Division - HO scale freelance representation of the BNSF Railway between the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest

Bob Hazard's Crabbitt & Pitchahissie Railroad - HO scale model set in 1930's West Virginia; site contains photos, information, and layout plan

Bob's Track Plans - Dozens of free HO and N scale model railroad track plans, many based on Northeastern US railroad prototypes

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Bonaventure & Chambly - Freelance HO scale layout situated in eastern Canada, including Canadian National and St-Lambert & Chambly

Books on HO Scale Model Railroads - Dozens of books covering HO scale model railroad track plans and layouts

Brian Lambert Web Site - Follows the construction of an OO gauge layout based on the LNER in the 1950s, plus modeling hints, tips, and DCC guide

Broadgate Model Railway Layout - Small OO gauge railway layout; site has details of construction, location, photos, and more

Bronx Terminal - Documents the construction of an HO scale layout representing the former CNJ Bronx Terminal

Burgerbahn - Complicated HO layout from the steam era, based on German stock and architecture to the 1940s

Byron Creek - Steam to diesel transition era of the New South Wales Government Railways, modeled in HO scale by Darren Bazley

Cactus Railroad - Modular HO scale railroad layout set in the American Southwest

Cape Vincent Southern Railroad - HO scale switching layout represents a fictional railroad in Cape Vincent, New York

Central Indiana & Ohio Railroad - Proto-freelance road that models former PRR double track mainline from Indianapolis to Richmond, Indiana in HO scale

Chaleur & Restigouche Railroad - HO scale layout depicts eastern Canada and the general area from Campbellton and the Bay of Chaleur to Chatham N.B. in the late 1970s

Charlie Comstock's Railroad Pages - Home of the HO scale Bear Creek & South Jackson Railroad, plus railroad operations details, layout design tips, track plans, how-to guides, and photos of other layouts

Chesapeake Bay & Western - HO scale layout operated by a model railroad club in Yorktown, Virginia

Chesapeake System - HO scale layout operated by the North Shore Model Railroad Club

Chessie System - HO scale layout depicts the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cumberland, Maryland circa 1980

Chessie System East End - Point-to-point HO scale layout representing the Cumberland Subdivision in 1982, plus info for modelers of the B&O, C&O, and WM

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in Wyoming - Prototype info about the CB&Q Casper line and the C&NW Lander line, plus an HO scale model railroad based on these lines

Cliff Powers' Mississippi Alabama & Gulf - 14x32 foot triple deck layout depicting southern Mississippi and New Orleans in the summer of 1955

Columbia River Steel - HO scale layout based on the Milwaukee Road and steel works in Minnesota

Conrail Hagerstown Division Layout - HO scale railroad layout models a fictitious Conrail line between Washington, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh

Continental Pacific Terminal Railway - HO scale layout represents industrial switching across North America

Cumberland Southern Lines - HO scale layout set in 1962 in Clarksville, Tennessee

D&D Mining & Steel - Freelance HO scale mining and steel railroad set in Eastern Kentucky

Dalton City Railroad - Freelance HO scale model railroad layout of modern times in an old city

Dave & Midge Grassing Model Railroads - HOn3 scale logging layout set in the 1920-30s and a HOn30/HOn3 layout based on a small fishing village

Dave Husman's Wilmington and Northern - Prototype and HO scale layout photos of the Wilmington and Northern Branch of the Reading Railroad

Dave Parks' Baltimore & Ohio and Western Maryland - HO scale layout represents the WM and B&O in and around Cumberland, Maryland in 1953

David Holsinger's Trains - Photos and narratives about the construction of a 29x11 foot non-prototypical HO scale model railroad

Diamond Springs & Western - Models Colorado narrow gauge in HOn3 and HOn30/HOe

Dick Elwell's Hoosac Valley Railroad - Photo tour of Elwell's HO scale model layout

Dick Lord's Model Railroading Page - Double-deck HO scale DCC layout representing the Boston & Maine (Maine Central) Mountain Division through Crawford Notch

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Hill City Subdivision - HO scale switching layout loosely based on the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railroad circa 1920 in Hill City, Minnesota

Dutch Model Railroad - HO scale layout operated with DCC, plus Dutch and American rail photos and videos

Dutton Bay Tramway - Freelanced HO scale 2'6" gauge railway set in South Australia's Eyre Peninsula

ECI Railroad - HO scale model of a 1970s/80s shortline operating out of fictional Henderson in North Central Indiana

Egger-Bahn - History and photos of HOn30 gauge industrial trains built in Germany in the 1960s

Empire Valley Railroad - 60x30 foot multi-level HO scale layout operated by the Queens County Model Railroad Association in Long Island City, Queens, New York

Evan Designs - Software for creating realistic model railroad scenery in any scale

Franklin & South Manchester Railroad - Photos of a 23x42 foot HO scale layout by George Sellios

Fred Miller's HO Trolleys - Photos, articles, and descriptions of trolley modeling in HO scale

Free-mo - HO scale modular model railroading architecture developed to take the monotony out of running trains around a double or triple track mainline and place emphasis on scenery and track flexibility

Gateway Central Small Project Railroads, Gateway NMRA - Small HO scale railroads constructed by the Gateway Division NMRA over the past decade with photos, design considerations and goals, and construction information

GC & CD Railway - OO scale British model railway designed primarily for scale timetable operation; Victoria, Australia

Georgetown Branch - HO scale model railroad based on the Baltimore & Ohio's Georgetown Branch

Golden State Model Railroad Museum HO Scale Layout - HO scale layout depicts railroading around the San Francisco East Bay and interior, including the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and Western Pacific

Gotham City Subdivision - HO scale urban railroad loosely based on the Southern Pacific in the 1990s

Great Northern on a Shelf - Documents the design and construction of an HO scale model railroad that depicts scenes from the Great Northern Railway between Havre and Great Falls, Montana in the late fifties and early sixties

Great Northern Railway Kalispell Division Layout - HO scale models of GN during the steam/diesel transition era

Great Northwestern Railway - Freelanced HO scale switching layout set in industrial suburbia in the late 1970s

Great Western Railway - The sugar beet hauling Great Western Railway circa 1968 modeled in HO by George Booth; includes multilevel branch line operations

Green Bay & Waupaca - HO scale layout of the Green Bay Route in the 1960s

Hellingly Hospital Railway - 4mm OO scale model railway representing the freight and passenger operations to the asylum in East Sussex, UK

Hilvermouth - Small 009 scale narrow gauge layout set in the early 1950s in the UK

HO Scale Track Plan Ideas - Free track plans and ideas for HO scale model railroad layouts

HO Scale Track Plans - Dozens of magazine backissues with layout ideas for modelers of all skill levels

HO-Scale Trains Resource - Provides a history of HO scale ready-to-run model trains from Tyco, AHM, Atlas, ATT, Bachmann, Cox, Life-Like, Lindberg, Lionel, Mantua, Pemco, Revell, and others

HOn30 Home Depot - Mailing list, reference information, modeling tips, and photo galleries of HOn30 modeling, HO scale trains running on N scale track

HORailroad.com - Photo tours of model railroad layouts by Ken Spranza and others

Hornby Railways Collectors Guide - Database of locomotives, coaches, wagons, train sets, and train packs released since 1955

HOseeker.net - Assembly diagrams, brochures, product sales lists, and pictures of HO scale trains produced from the 1940s to 1980s

Housatonic Railroad - HO scale layout of a New England railroad set in 1892

Howard Zane's Piermont Division of the Western Maryland Railroad - HO scale model layout photos

Hudson Point and Hawthorne Railroad - Ken Spranza's 21x35 foot HO scale layout based on the US Eastern Seaboard in 1956

Iceman & Son's HO Railroading - Over 300 pictures of a Santa Fe HO scale layout, with all paint schemes of the two mergers from 1983 to present

Inyo & White Mountain Railroad, The - HO scale railroad of Eastern California during the 1930s-50s

Jacques Bérengier's Site - Photos of HO trolleys and trams

Jakeville & Keirton Railroad - Photos of a freelance HO scale layout

Jeff Warner's PRR/RDG/WM South Central Region - HO scale layout represents the Pennsylvania Railroad, Reading Railroad, and Western Maryland Railway in South Central Pennsylvania and Maryland during the transition era of the 1950s

Jim Hertzog's RDG Shamokin Division - HO scale layout models the steam to diesel transition era on the Reading Railroad

Joe Fugate's Siskiyou Line - HO scale layout of a Southern Pacific line in Southern Oregon during the 1980s

Joppa Sub Website - HO scale model railroad layout depicts the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Southern Illinois coal country in the early 1980s

Jouef Model Railways - Photos and information about the HO scale model trains and accessories produced by French manufacturer JOUEF from the 1950s to 2001

Kato HO Scale Unitrack Track Plans - A dozen free track plans for designing your HO scale model railroad layout

Kentucky, Virginia, & Ohio - Freelance model railroad set in the coal fields of Eastern Kentucky in the late 1970s and early 1980s

L&L Model Railroad - Layout plans and photos of a freelance HO scale layout

L&N Eastern Kentucky (EK) Division Model Railroad - Follow the progress, schedule, activities, and operations of Gary Siegel's HO scale railroad

Lackawanna Terminal Railway - HO scale model of a regional railroad spun off during the formation of Conrail

Lambing Flat - HO model railway set on a branchline of the NSW Government Railways of Australia in the days of steam

LanceMindheim.com - Modern era prototype switching layout based on CSX operations in the East Rail district of Miami, Florida

LayoutVision Layout Design Gallery - Model railroad track plans and ideas for HO and N scale layouts

Llanmynach and Tawel-Llety Railway - 30 year old 009 scale model narrow gauge railway

Lone Wolf and Santa Fe Railroad - HO working railroad transportation system built with walk around operation in mind; train orders, car cards, and waybills guide one up Lone Wolf Canyon and over Wolf Mountain

Long Island Railroad Montauk Branch - Prototype and HO scale layout photos of the LIRR

Los Feliz and North Western Railroad - John Bruce's HO scale model railroad that hauls forest products, coal, grain, chemicals, and general merchandise; site contains photos, track plan, rolling stock information, and more

Madison Railroad - Freelance HO scale switching layout with DCC

Manitou & Southwestern Railway - HO scale replica of the Saint Louis & San Francisco Railway's Western Division, Hobart Subdivision, set in Southwestern Oklahoma in the 1930s

Mannchilde, Karl's Grove & Winchestertonfieldville Railroad - HO scale layout tour, roster, prototype and model photos, and modeling tips and techniques

Mary Lindsay Railroad - HO model railroad dedicated to modeling Amtrak, with photos, history, and more

Max Russell's Sapphire Coast Line - HO scale NSW railway layout set in the 1960s

Meopham East Junction - British OO scale model railway with a Southern Electrics theme

Meridian Speedway - Proto freelanced Natchez Trace & Orient Railway Vicksburg District HO scale model railroad

Mesquite Belt Railroad - A 20'x40' HO layout based on MKT's Houston to Ft. Worth mainline, housed in an MKT designed depot circa 1930

Mid Ohio Valley Railroad - Photos and history of a 28' x 24' HO scale layout by David Stout

Midwest Steel & Indiana Central Model Railroad Page - HO scale industrial (steel mill) and manufacturing layout

Mike Dodd's Virginian Railway - Photos and trackplan of the HO scale Virginian Railway set in 1954

Mike McNamara's Northeast Kingdom Railroad - HO model railroad featuring Maine Central, Lamoille Valley, Canadian Pacific, Boston & Maine, and Central Vermont, circa 1980

Milan's Train Page - Page about an HO modular layout in Jesenice, Slovenia, plus photos of Slovenian trains

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg - Largest HO layout in the world with 450 operating trains on a completely DCC-controlled layout; Hamburg, Germany

Model Railroads by George Booth - Models the Colorado & Southern Railway in 1968 along the Front Range from Denver to Ft. Collins, Colorado

Model Railways of Chris Nevard - Narratives about 009 and OO scale layout projects

Model Train Shows - Calendar of upcoming train shows with operating HO scale model railroad layouts

Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad - HO scale model railroad depicting the narrow gauge MSVRR (if it had survived) and the Southern Pacific around the greater Salinas Valley, California

Moose Valley Railroad - HO scale freelanced mid-70's era road set in Berkely Springs, West Virginia to Millersburg, Pennsylvania

MyAlaskaModelTrains.com - HO scale modeling of the Alaska Railroad

New Jersey Coast Line Layout - Small HO scale home layout that represents a section of New Jersey Transit's New Jersey Coast Line

New Ponca Yard - HO scale layout set in an American industrial setting circa 1976-82

North River Railway - Freelance HO scale model railroad set in the early 1900s, with layout photos, scenery tips, and more

Northend Elkhorn Extension - Photos and trackplan of an HO scale layout of Clinchfield's Northend coal region

OO Engines - Photos of Hornby Dublo and Triang OO 3 rail and 2 rail steam and diesel engines, trucks, and passenger coaches

Ottawa Valley HOTrak Layouts - Plans and photos of modular railroad layouts built by the HOTrak club in Ottawa

Paradise Valley Railroad - HO scale model railroad set in the 1970s featuring BN, UP, and Milwaukee Road

Pendon Museum - Ambitious representation of trains within the landscape in 4mm/ft (OO) scale, located at Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways, South Oxfordshire, UK

Pennsylvania Railroad in HO Scale - Guide to Pennsylvania Railroad models and layouts in HO scale

Pennsylvania Southern Railroad - HO scale freelance model railroad layout set in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1980

Piedmont Division - HO scale layout based on the Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Kansas City Southern railways

Piet Brijs's Model Railroad - Freelance Märklin HO scale layout set in the 1950s-60s

Playcraft Railways - Guide to a small range of 2-rail HO scale model trains manufactured in France by Jouef and sold in the UK by Playcraft Toys during the 1960s

Polvorillaho - HO scale diorama depicting a steel railroad viaduct in northwest Argentina

Portage Model Railroad - HO scale model railroad layout based on the Pennsylvania Middle Division circa 1865-1885 between Harrisburg and Altoona, Pennsylvania

Prescott and Madawaska Railway - HO scale layout set in 1961 somewhere in mid-Ontario, Canada

Prescott Canyon Southern Railroad - 50 x 130 foot outdoor HO layout and holiday train

Providence & Worcester Model Railroad - 42x25 foot HO scale double deck layout from Worcester, Massachusetts to Fresh Pond Yd in Queens, New York, fully signaled and dispatcher controlled

PRR Allegheny Division - French Creek Branch - Freelanced HO scale model railroad inspired by the northwest Pennsylvania area

PRR Altoona Area - Models the Pennsylvania Railroad in HO scale from Huntingdon to Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania

Purgatory & Devil River Railroad - HOn3 model railroad set in the fall of 1957 in Southwestern Colorado

Railroad in Alsace-Lorraine - HO scale layout representing the railroads of Lutzelbourg, France, plus the story of railroads in Alsace-Lorraine

Rio Chama Railroad Empire - Follows the construction of Sn3 and HO layouts

RioGrandeSouthern.Com - HOn3 model railway based on the RGS between Ridgway and Rico, Colorado circa 1941

Riverside Yard - Small narrow gauge switching layouts in 009, HOn30, On30, and 1n20 scale

Rock River Railroad - Two-level HO scale layout serving the town of Rock River and Silky City during the steam to diesel transitional era

Rock River Valley Model Railroad - HO scale model railroad depicts life as it was in the mid 1900's in rural midwestern America

Rod's Trains - HO scale model railway "Martindale Creek" in Perth Western Australia and collection of photos of Australian trains

Rugby Parkway - Modern HO scale model railway based on the West Coast Main-Line in England

Santa Fe in Colorado & New Mexico - Freelance HO scale model railroad set in the late 1950s and early 1960s

Santa Fe Prototypes - Photo guide to modeling the Santa Fe in HO scale, circa 1980s through merger

Sertig am Scalettabahn - HOe scale layout of the RhB branch Davos-Skt Moritz, with photos, track plan, and layout details

Shamokin Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad - HO scale layout based on the PRR along the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Williamsport circa 1957

Shelley Railway - HO scale models of the Victorian Railways narrow gauge Cudgewa Branchline and Melbourne suburban operations

Sheridan OnLine - Photos and descriptions of personal HO and G layouts

Sierra Western & Santa Fe Railroad - Large HO scale 1970's era Santa Fe layout modeling a fictitious route from the San Francisco Bay Area to Portland

Silicon Valley Lines - Photo tour of an HO scale layout operated by the SVL Model Railroad Club in San Jose, California

Skaledale Junction - Layout based on a four track main line somewhere in the East of the UK

Small Layout Design - Small HO scale layout designs illustrated with track plans

Small Model of an Iron Ore Railway - Swedish HO scale model railroad by Bo Justusson

Smugglers Division - Freelanced double track railroad modeling the Union Pacific in HO scale, from the end of steam to the last caboose

Southern Pacific in the Cascades - Freelanced HO scale model railroad layout based on SP's Cascade line in the 1950s

Stefan Unholz Homepage - Complete directory of HO gauge rolling stock models supplied by Swiss manufacturer HAG since 1954

Steven Mallery's PRR Buffalo Line - HO scale layout represents the 1960's era Pennsylvania Railroad between South Williamsport, Pennsylvania and Buffalo, New York

Stroley Central - Modern day British OO scale railway

Tall Pine Railroad - American-style HO scale model railroad layout in Italy

Tamalpais Valley Railroad - HO scale model railroad depicting the Southern Pacific from the Marin Headlands to the High Sierras over Donner Summit

Terry Flynn's New Model Railway Page - HO scale wheel, track, and wagon weight standards; includes details on estimating maximum train length for different grades

Teton Short Line - HO scale layout that has been evolving since 1965, frozen in the late 50s and early 60s era; by Wayne Roderick

The Art of Railroad Modeling - Photos of an HO scale layout set in the Southwest

The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway at Alleghany, Virginia - HO scale modular railroad depicting the C&O at Alleghany, Virginia where, during the age of steam, eastbound helpers cut off to return to Hinton, West Virginia

The Industrial Lead - HO scale industrial switching layout based on modern day BNSF in Seattle

Tom's Layout - Photos detailing the construction of a fictional 40’s-60’s steam layout in HO

Tom's New York Central HO Layout - Freelance HO scale layout modeled after the New York Central in the 1940s

Trackside Model Railroading - Monthly digital magazine featuring in-depth layout tours with lots of photos

Trains for the Ages - New and used HO scale model trains, track, and accessories for sale and auction

Trains Passion - Photo tour of an HO scale layout

Tri-ang Model Railways - Overview of the Triang Railway scene and related products, manufactured in the 1950s and 1960s in the UK

Tri-ang Railways - Photos and information about the model trains, structures, and accessories produced by Tri-ang from the 1950s to early 1970s

Triang Hornby Collection - Portable model railway layout made from items produced by Triang Hornby in Margate during the late 60's and early 70's; layout can be seen at various model railway shows in the UK

Trix.co.uk - Catalog of model trains made by Trix during the period 1935 to 1971

Turkish State Railways Models - Models of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) in the early 1970s

Ty's Model Railroad - Follows the inspiration, ideas, design, and construction of an HO scale layout

TYCO Trains Collector's Resource - Guide to HO scale model trains and accessories produced by TYCO from 1971 through 1993

Utah Colorado Western - Freelance 30x33 foot HO scale layout set in Colorado and Utah

Valley Central Railway - HO layout built in the basement of Dale Morton's home

VT Railway Model Railroad Site - HO scale model of the Vermont Railway (VTR)

Wagner Lines - Photos and history of an HO scale layout set in north-central Ohio during the mid-1970s to mid-1990s

Wells Green TMD - Diesel and electric depot set in Crewe around 2004

West-Midwest Union Pacific and Santa Fe - Freelance HO scale model railroad set in a typical Midwest city and small California and western towns served by the Union Pacific and Santa Fe

Westport Terminal RR - Freelanced HO scale modular layout by Wolfgang Dudler

Wetterau Food Services Micro Layout - Blog about the construction of a portable HO scale micro layout

Wiregrass Central Railroad - HO scale layout and photos of the prototype

Wolverine Lynx Railroad - Brian Keay's HO scale fictional railroad

York Connecting Railroad - HO scale layout operated by the Miniature Railroad Club of York, Pennsylvania

Yosemite Valley Railroad - History and HO scale model railroad of the 77-mile long shortline that ran until 1945 between Merced and El Portal, California

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