PAGE 4 – AUGUST 2002

Classic Small Layouts

During the Spring of 2002, members of the Small Layout Design Group on Yahoo nominated their picks for “All-Time Classic Small Layouts” based on how often these layouts were chosen by other modelers as the basis for their own creations. Here are the nine layouts that were judged the “most often imitated” small layouts in both the U.S. and U.K.

crooked

CROOKED CREEK RAILWAY
by Roy Dohn
HO, 2.5’x4′, c. 1955

gorre

ORIGINAL GORRE & DAPHETID RR
by John Allen
HO, 3’7″x6’8″, c. 1950

switchman

SWITCHMAN’S NIGHTMARE
by Linn Westcott
HO, 16″x72″, c. 1958

inglenook

INGLENOOK SIDINGS
orig. by A.R. Walkley, revived by Alan Wright
HO/OO, 1’x6′, c. 1925, 1985

elkrvr

ELK RIVER LINE
by Dave Frary and Bob Hayden
HOn30, 3’x5′, c. 1970

quarry

QUARRY LAYOUT
by Bernard Junk
On2, 11.7″x17.5″, 1991

timesaver

THE TIMESAVER
by John Allen
HO, 10″x56″, 1966

minories

MINORIES
by Cyril Freezer
HO/OO, 10″x72″, c. 1955

gumstump

GUM STUMP & SNOWSHOE RR
by Chuck Yungkurth
HO, 1’x6′, c. 1960

For larger, more legible blueprints see the “Photos” section of the Small Layout Design Group, in the folder called “Classic Layouts.” Next month: more photos of excellent small layouts!

Carl Arendt

Webmaster Carl Arendt died on March 4, 2011 in Olympia, Washington. Carl came to Pittsburgh to attend Carnegie Mellon where he graduated with a degree in physics and met Sheila, his wife of 49 years. Carl started work for Westinghouse Electric Corporation where he spent his entire career. During this time, he and Sheila raised their three sons. Following retirement from Westinghouse, Carl threw himself into the world of micro-railroading. In 2002 he started this web site, and authored three books on the subject. This web site attracted a large worldwide following, and Carl built up a collection of friends who came to know and respect him even though most had never met him in person. Such was his personality that it shone through across the ether. He and Sheila moved to Olympia in 2009 to be close to their son Giles and his family, where Carl enjoyed time with his three grandchildren. His wit, erudition, and creativity made this true gentleman a joy to be with, in both the real and the virtual world. This site is a trove of microlayout ideas and examples, and so long as it continues will keep Carl's memory alive and further the hobby he loved.

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