JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019: We return to Charlie Flichman’s layout in Part 2 of “The Layout That Was” and looks in on the On3 portion of his layout which was the North Carolina Division of the RGS. Robert Ring returns to complete his build of a Pennsy N6b cabin car, and George Pandelios waxes philosophical over the opportunities presented in relocating and building a new layout from the ground up. We have overage of the Lycoming On30 meet in Montoursville, Pa., and of the 2018 Scale O National Convention, including photos of the contest models. Also included are the usual columns from Jim DeBruin, Gene Clements, and Martin Brechbiel, who are joined by Kurt Thompson, the “Ne-O-Phyte.” All this and more in the January/February issue of O Scale Trains!
Whether you’re running conventional cab-control or command control, an O scale locomotive drive should have impeccable mechanical and electrical performance properties before any electronics are added.
Scranton Railroads could be twice the price, and it would still be a remarkable value for modelers interested in the how’s and why’s of heavy-duty railroading in an industrialized, urban environment in Pennsylvania’s Anthracite coal fields.