Mark DiVecchio's O-Gauge Train Layouts

1992 Layout Page

2009 Layout Page

P&LE Postcards by Howard Fogg 

Plasticville Buildings

Portable Layout Page

Train Clubs

Bing Track

Remote Train Control Program

YouTube Channel

OOK Radio Support

Technical Videos

3D Prints for my Layout

More RTC Videos

ADPCM - Playing clips from .mth sound files

P&LE McKees Rocks Locomotive Shop
3D Printer Project

White Tower Restaurant
3D Printer Project

RFID Train Detection

2006-2009 Layout

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I realized that the 1992 layout was too "complicated". Too many levels and too many accessories. And too hard for me to reach all the track. I tore it town and restarted. The new layout was one level, with a lift out bridge. Nothing was more than 2 feet from an aisle.

Two sheets of 4x8 with a 2x4 piece inconnecting them.

All of the switch controllers went through this set of terminal strips.

At the start, I had one liftout bridge so that there didn't need to be any duckunders. Later on, I added a second lift bridge so that I could have two independent loops running trains.

My workbench in a closet.

This layout had two loops interconnected with switch tracks. Controlled by one ZW transformer.
In this photo, I have the (now) two lift bridges removed.

I had a simple trolley line on  a second level.

I was mounting all of the controllers right next to the accessory they controlled.

I added some display shelves for the accessories that would not fit onto the train table.

I was still able to fit a lot of accessories on this layout.

I liked this layout because I could run two trains at the same time without constant twiddling of the transformer handles - since all of the track was on one level.

We moved into a new house in 2009 so the layout came down, was packed up and moved. Click here for the next chapter in the story.

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