Layout Name: Boston & Maine Division
Layout Owner: Bill Duffe
Scale: HO
Era: Late transition
Size: 18' x 42'
Scenery: 100%
Handicap Accessible?: Yes

The Boston & Maine Division follows the prototype's Fitchburg Division main from East Deerfield, MA west to Mechanicville, NY including the branch to Troy, NY. All of the operating positions are "map-correct" with the west to your left. The cities and towns represented are from east to west, East Deerfield, Greenfield, Charlemont, and North Adams in Massachusetts, and Eagle Bridge, Johnsonville, Troy, and Mechanicville in New York. The Rutland Division is comprised primarily of North Bennington, Vermont, with a spur to Bennington and staging for Rutland. Set in the late 1950s, the towns and cities represented are modeled to convey the flavor of the prototype rather than attempt to faithfully model particular structures on the prototype. While there is no attempt to be prototypically accurate, some structures are modeled using prototype photographs as guides. The layout is HO scale.

The layout is located in the basement of the Duffé home. The Boston & Maine portion of the layout fills two rooms while the Rutland branch penetrates a wall and occupies another corner of the basement. The main line runs through the main room a couple of times passing through nine towns that feature more than twenty industries served by rail. Motive power consists of mostly first-generation diesel locomotives. The rolling stock fleet consists of heavy-weight passenger cars and a large assortment of freight cars of varying types. Equipment on the two divisions is representative of the real Boston and Maine and Rutland. While most train activity is local freights there is an occasional passenger run thrown in to make things interesting. Model buildings represent the actual structures found at prototype locations. Structures are a mix of kits, kit-bashes and scratch built representations of the prototype. Track is a mixture of hand-laid code 83, 70, and 55 rail. Scenery is 100% complete.

This layout can accomodate around six active trains. Power and control of trains is provided by an NCE DCC system. Operational control is by CTC and signals.

Scale: HO
Locale: Western Massachusetts and Eastern New York
Prototype: Boston & Maine & Rutland
Era: Late transition
Layout Size: 18' x 42'
Trackage: Code 83, code 70 and code 55
Construction: Open grid
Control: NCE DCC
Scenery: 100%
Backdrop: 50% of layout
Accessibility: Stairs
Parking: In driveway and on street
Layout Visits: Yes
Operation Sessions: Yes
Website: No

Layout Name: New York, Ontario & Western
Layout Owner: Bill Schneider
Scale: HO
Era: 1947
Size: 18' x 30'
Scenery: 30%

The New York, Ontario and Western is a layout that represents the main line between Walton and Sidney, New York as well as the branch to Delhi. The layout is set in the year 1947 and is prototype-based with accurate track arrangements. The layout is HO scale. 

The layout is double deck with a main line 200' long passing through six towns. Track is commercial code 70 and code 55 with some hand-built turnouts. There are 12 industries on the main line and there are 14 industries on the branch to Delhi. Structures are being scratch built to match the prototype. At present about 30% of the layout has scenery applied, but application of scenery is continuing at this time. 

Motive power is mostly steam with early diesels (44 tonners, EMD FTs). All locomotives have sound installed. Rolling stock consists of age-appropriate passenger and freight cars. Trains are local freight, through freights, a milk train, and a branch line mixed train. 

This layout can accomodate four active trains. Power and control of trains are provided by an NCE DCC system. Operational control is by a combination of train orders and verbal orders. 

Scale: HO 

Locale: NYO&W between Walton and Sidney, NY 

Prototype: New York, Ontario and Western 

Era: 1947 

Layout size: 18' x 30' 

Construction: Open grid 

Control: NCE DCC 

Scenery: 30% complete 

Accessibility: basement with stairs 

Parking: Same side of the street 

Layout visits: Yes 

Operation sessions: Yes 

Website: No 

Layout Name: New Haven Railroad
Layout Owner: Bob Murphy
Era: Early Diesel
Size: 25’ x 32’
Scenery: 100%

The New Haven Railroad is a prototype-freelance railroad representing southern Connecticut. Set in the early diesel era the layout features long trains passing through beautiful scenery. The layout is HO scale. 

The railroad fills a 25’ x 32’ basement with an around-the-walls and peninsulas style. It features a single-track main line with passing sidings. Trains pass through four towns containing nearly thirty rail-served industries. Track is all commercial code 83. Motive power is first and second generation diesel locomotives: GP-7s, RS-3s, U25Bs, and C425s. Many locomotives are sound equipped. Rolling stock consists of nearly two-hundred twenty-five freight cars and six passenger cars along with a Budd RDC car. 

The railroad has a selection of structures many of which are scratch-built; the balance of the structures are kits or kit-bashed creations. The layout is powered and trains controlled by an NCE DCC system. There is a CTC panel and trains are controlled through verbal train orders. 

Scale: HO 

Locale: Southern Connecticut 

Prototype: New Haven 

Era: Early Diesel 

Layout Size: 25’ x 32’ 

Trackage: Atlas Code 83 

Construction: Around the room with peninsulas 

Control: NCE DCC 

Scenery: 100% Complete 

Accessibility: Basement - stairs 

Parking: On street same side as house 

Layout Visits: Yes 

Operation Sessions: Yes 

Website: No 

Layout Name: Green Mountain Railroad
Layout Owner: Bob Cochran
Scale: HO
Era: 1960s to present
Size: 22' x 25'
Scenery: 95%
  
The Green Mountain Railroad is loosely based on the Bellows Falls Subdivision of the Vermont Rail System and the Rutland Railway. The layout is set in the time period extending from the 1960s to the present and depicts the late summer / early fall season. 
 

Configured as a point-to-point with a loop, the main line is 106' long. The main yard is at Rutland, VT with a secondary yard at North Walpole, NH with local switching between the yards. Structures are a mix of kits, both kit-bashed and scratchbuilt, including four scratchbuilt bridges. Twenty-five industries are served on the railroad. Scenery is 95% complete.

Motive power is a mix of RS-1, RS-3, GP-38 and GP-40 locomotives. All locomotives are sound equipped. Rolling stock is assorted freight cars plus a few passenger cars. Train power and control are provided by a NCE DCC system with wireless throttles. Operation control is by signals controlled by a CTC panel. JMRI controls the turnouts on the main line.

Operation is with switch lists and verbal train orders. An operating session can accomodate up to eight operators.

Scale: HO
Locale: Southeastern Vermont
Era: 1960s to present
Layout Size: 22' x 25'
Trackage: Atlas code 83 with Atlas and Walthers turnouts
Construction: L-girder and open grid
Control: Wireless NCE DCC
Scenery: 95%
Accessibility: Enter through garage into basement
Parking: Right side of driveway or in front on edge of lawn. Additional parking on Paramount Drive.
Layout Visits: Yes
Operation Sessions: Yes
Website: No

Layout Name: Vermont Midland
Layout Owner: Brian Whiton
Scale: HO
Era: 1940s to 1957
Size: 1000 square feet
Scenery: 100%

The Vermont Midland is a freelance representation of railroads in northwestern Vermont. Set in the late 1940s until 1957, it has grown to represent several interacting short line railroads. While the layout initially consumed about one-half of the basement, over the years it has expanded. It now consumes most of the 1000 square feet of space. The layout is HO scale. 

The main line winds from room to room and is reportedly nearly 1400 feet long, tying together twenty-one towns containing nearly sixty industries. A combination of kit, kit-bashed, and scratch-built structures provide a varied assortment of industries and towns for trains and crews to visit and work. Motive power in the late 1940s and early 1950s is a mix of steam and early diesel locomotives. The rolling stock fleet is extensive with mostly heavyweight passenger cars and well over one-thousand freight cars of varying types. While most train activity is local freight, several passenger trains are included on the schedule. Track is a mixture of hand-laid and commercial track in codes 83, 70, and 55. Scenery is as complete as possible while battling the activities of nature’s critters (mice). 

This layout accommodates a large number of active trains since many of the trains do not interfere with each other. Power and control of trains is provided by an NCE DCC system. Operation management is by verbal orders and car routing is controlled by the use of car cards. 

Scale: HO 

Locale: Northwestern Vermont 

Prototype: Rutland Railroad 

Era: 1940s to 1957 

Layout Size: 1000 square feet 

Trackage: Code 83, 70 and 55 

Construction: Mostly open grid 

Control: NCE DCC 

Scenery: 100% 

Backdrop: None 

Accessibility: 2 steps up then 3 steps down 

Parking: Very limited 

Layout Visits: YES 

Operation Sessions: YES 

Website: NO