These are not your daddy's layouts. These are layouts where everything is in scale - the trains, buildings, people, scenery, everything - except the track because it is a little higher than it should be. That's why they're called "Hi-Rail" layouts.
In Part 2 we feature four exquisite examples of this new phenomenon which has rocked the world of O gauge railroading.
Bob Irmscher used his background in landscaping to create a magnificent multilevel layout that uses real rocks.
Ron Zweig's impressive layout includes a scratch-built catenary system, subway, superb scenery, and prototypical train operation.
Dennis Peffer uses MTH's DCS system to run lashed-up motive power for longer prototypical freight and passenger trains.
Carl Tuveson's S-Gauge layout boasts the most realistic looking track you'll ever see on a high-rail layout...there's no third rail.
60 minutes of colorful scale trains running through accurately detailed towns, yards, bridges, mountains and country sides. Prepare to be amazed.
Get ideas. Tips. Inspiration. Then get busy. Build your own layout.
Bonus New Jersey Hi-Railers Update We cover all the changes made since our last visit over a year and a half ago.