Switching Jallen

Other railroad related websites.


Model Railroad layout sites

The Siskiyou Lines
Joe Fugate's Siskiyou Lines - A large mushroom layout depicting the Southern Pacific in Oregon from Eugene to Medford with a branchline to Coos Bay over the proposed alignment from Roseberg. Many pictures and layout design insight.
Washington Northern RR

Kevin Klettke's Washington Northern layout - Kevin models the Tideflats district of the fictional WNRR. But his sense of what's realistic is so acute you'd never realize he's not a strict prototype modeler. His layout was featured in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist.
Utah Colorado RR

Lee Nicholas Utah Colorado Western layout - from Denver to Salt Lake City competing with the D&RGW and UP. Lee is Mr. Operations (and scenery too!)

Santa Fe

Ted Yorks Santa Fe layout - over the Cahon Pass in HO scale. Ted's prototype based layout has great scenery and operation feature helper service. (Ted York photo)

Jack Burgess' Yosemite Valley layout - The YVRR as it was in August of 1939. Accurate prototype modeling at its best.

Rick Fortin's Sierra Western & Santa Fe layout - The SW&WF is a proto-lanced, multi-deck layout depicting a what-if scenario of a Santa Fe gateway to the Pacific Northwest.

Great Eastern Railway

Roger Travis's HO scale Great Eastern Railway - Lots of pictures of highly realistic scenery. (Roger Travis photo)

Rick Blanchard's Da Trains! - Mucho prototype and model trains information.

Housatonic RR

Craig Bisgeier's 1892 Housatonic Railroad - Old time model railroading with a heavy dose of prototype. (Craig Bisgeier)

Teton Short Line

Wayne Roderick's Teton Short Line - Photos and many how-to pages including tips for scratchbuilding reliable double slip switches!.

Lex Parker's DRGW

Lex Parker's D&RGW tour - Check out this On3 layout.

SP Modelers page

The Espee Modelers page - Information for all you modelers of the late, great Southern Pacific railroad.

Vendors and Suppliers

Model Railroads and Freight Cars - more links to model trains stuff.

Arizona Rock & Mineral / Railroad Scenery - many sizes, colors, textures etc. of rock products (and more) for your scenery. This site also contains lots of how-to articles and some cool stories.

Canyon Creek Scenics

Canyon Creek Scenics - purveyors of incredibly detailed trees and other forest products for your model railroad (check out the Canyon Creek Scenics trees in Jallen Branch pictures)

ElDorado Software

Eldorado Software / - the folks that created Third Planit!, the best Model RR cad package on the market today.

Railway Engineering - Custom turnouts, track gauges, operating switchstands, information for hand laying track and HOn3 Carter Brother's ventilated box cars!

American Model Builders - Laser Kits R us.

Kato USA - The standard of HO diesel power.

Kadee - Couplers, wheel sets, and the absolute best HO box cars and covered hoppers available (suitable for use in prize winning photos).

Mainline Trains

Mainline Trains - in Forest Grove, Oregon - trains and supplies at a discount.

Scenic Express - the US distributors of SilFlor...

Shenendoah Software - software to print McFall style car cards and waybils and to inventory all those models on your layout.

Clubs and Organizations

The Layout Design Special Interest Group - These kids are SERIOUS about layout design!

The Operations Special Interest Group - These kids are SERIOUS about running trains in a prototypical manner!

sps 700

The Pacific Railroad Preservation Association - operators of the SP&S 700

The Pacific Northwest Chapter - of the National Railway Historical Society

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum - home of four huge scale model railroads including the Tehachapi Pass layout of the La Mesa model railroad club

SP&S 700 home page - The Spokane Portland & Seattle 700 is the last of the E-1 class Northern steam locomotives. Based in Portland Oregon it still gets up steam to pull excursions.


Model Railroader Model Railroader - The name says it all!

Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette - For all those narrow-minded folks.

Mainline Modeler - Model the mainlines of North America!

This page last updated November 5, 2002
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