Saturday, November 28, 2009

Temporary Hiatus

I've put the Yukon design on hold while I work on the Dixie Central.

Follow along on our Blog!

Dixie Central in HO Scale

Sunday, August 9, 2009

More Research!

The home page for the excursion railroad is here...

White Pass And Yukon

I've just added it to my bucket list!

A Brief History from the Railroad's website.

More Info and Track Plan

Tried to post this comment on your Blog without success.
Courtesy of the legendary Bill Uffelman...

Scott -- If you will find an early John Armstrong WP&Y plan that is nominally On3 with 24" radius(?) curves. It was origainally in MR
Modeling the White Pass & Yukon, 10x22 pt-to-pt
Model Railroader, March 1953 page 44
See also related article in More Railroads You Can Model , page 53
Article also published in The Classic Layout Designs of John Armstrong , page 8
Other WP&Y mag articles are found at
There are a couple of hardback books on the line too
Bill Uffelman

And The Links Are Pouring In!

Thanks to my friends on the On30 group....I'm already getting links to some great information.

White Pass Photos
Link courtesy of Mr. David Elliott and were taken in 1969

I also joined the Yahoo White Pass Fan List called whitepassfanlist at Yahoo Groups.
Thanks for the invite Craig Palmer.

Off we go!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Layout Size

The White Pass is not a huge railroad, so it should fit in a nice sized room. The grades on this prototype allow for steepness, but scenery is a key player.

I'm thinking that I'll use my daughter's room dimensions for the standard and see how much I can cram in.

I'll start the drawings for the room dimensions this weekend.


Welcome to the White Pass & Yukon in On30

Welcome to my next project layout design. Hopefully you've seen my Penoles Mining Layout, the Okefenokee Swamp Layout or the Heart of Georgia, or any of a number of other layouts I've designed.

This time we take off to Alaska, still using the super fun and cheap On30 scale/gauge combination.

Get ready!