Category: Model Railroad

Aaron's N scale layout is based on present-day Grinnell, Iowa. Grinnell is home to Grinnell College--Emily's alma mater--and trains from both Iowa Interstate Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad pass through town and campus several times per day. The layout is 5' x 2', with a 2' x 3' extension that slides away when unused. The main section features part of the college campus, downtown Grinnell, Interstate 80, a small neighborhood, and some farmland; the sliding extension will feature a small yard and a few industries.

It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The first set of structures I have been building for the model railroad are houses.  These houses will form a small neighborhood that will reside just east of the Grinnell College campus.  (If you are facing the layout, this is on the right half of the layout in the rear.)

I focused on building houses first because they are one of the few structures on the layout that do not need to be kit-bashed.  Also, it will help me judge how much space to dedicate to each of the other major sections of the layout (Grinnell College campus, downtown Grinnell, and Central Park).

Two houses have been built so far.

Two Houses for Model Railroad A third house is under construction.

House under construction

Old Model Railroad Blog Entries

Before I started blogging about my model railroad here, I used to blog about it on my personal website. You can access the full set of old posts, or you can view one of the posts directly: