O scale cab ride

Rob’s been back in touch with an O scale cab ride and pics.

He’s been tinkering away on his layout for 27 years now.

It just goes to show, a layout is never finished…

Rob’s sent in two videos too:

“Four of us have worked on this layout over the years and are pictured here too.

Jefry, who is on the left in the photo, recently mounted a tiny video camera on a gondola car enabling us all to go for a ride around the layout.

I hope that you all enjoy this journey into fantasy.


(Don’t worry video play the right way up.)

O scale track plan

overhead view O scale

overhead view O scale

model railroad chimney tower

O scale coal dock

O scale locomotive

O scale model railroad

O scale railroad layout

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O scale

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model railroad o scale builders

O scale model railroad

A big thanks to Rob for sharing his O scale cab ride.

If you want to see Rob’s earlier post with the full narrative and lots more pics, it’s right here.

I hope you enjoyed Rob’s update as much as I did.

Please do leave a comment below and let us know what you think.

I know some of you love the 3 rails, and others, not so much. But I think that’s what makes this hobby: each to their own.

Some folk love running trains and never bother with scenery. Conversely, some just love the scenery part, and never get involved with the running, wiring and electics.

Both are absolutely fine – this hobby is what you want it to be, there is no right or wrong way of having fun.

And if Rob has made you feel like leaving the comfort of your armchair and having some fun, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

16 Responses to O scale cab ride

  1. Robert Brady says:

    243 box electric locomotive ,I grew up watching that train on the Hudson River Line ,And Also boarded the loco as a kid cause my Dad was the Foreman At Harmon shops in the Boiler makers area. Great Memories. ( photo # 11 )
    Thank you so much fellas.
    The Critic

  2. John says:

    Love that track plan!

  3. Erick says:

    Looks Great.!!!!!! I hope mine turns out that good.

  4. THOMAS says:

    Many thanks for running the trains … the layouts are nice .

  5. Robert D. Bouskill says:

    Well you certainly mastered the NYC. Love your shiny “Niagara”. Glad you posted this, I love it.

  6. Jim Marek says:

    Man what a wonderful layout you guys did a great job I’ve never been on a roundabout that actually moved and moved very smoothly good job on the old scale

  7. Dan Hulitt says:

    You might say that is an O-27 layout. Lots of great NYC motive power. Love the ZW transformer and great ride through the layout.

  8. here’s another video sans ‘Fred’ we sent that got missed, it goes three times through the tunnels on different tracks;

  9. Tom Provo says:

    what a great layout and I loved the ride along

  10. albert apodaca says:

    Have three 9 x 5 ping-pong tables that are offset/staggered every 24 inches side-by-side and trying to come up with an O gauge multi-level track layout.

  11. Mark T. Pianka says:

    Outstanding just shows that 3 rail can look just as realistic as all other scales, well done. You guys should look into OGR Forum think you will enjoy. God Speed!

  12. Paul Vilandre says:

    An O-27 Niagara… LOL, but Terrific.

  13. David Gott says:

    Very enjoyable ride, well done in every way

  14. John Thieling says:

    What are the layout dimensions?
    Thanks for sharing. It’s impressive.

  15. Joseph says:

    Great Job. Very nice layout.

  16. David McElwain says:

    O scale at its best, beautiful models, great scenery and appropriate speeds. Job well done!

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