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Rochester Area S-Gaugers Layout

Rochester Area S-Gaugers

S-Scale/S-Gauge & American Flyer Model Railroad Club
Rochester, NY 14624

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OUR LAYOUT

The Rochester Area S-Gaugers club (RASG) was founded in the early to mid 1990's by
Ted Larson and Chuck Smith. Over the years we been priviledged to have several members
that have held official positions in the National Association of S Gaugers(NASG).

We have a modular layout that we set up at various shows throughout western New York.

Layout Highlights

Click any photo to enlarge, use back button to return to this page. Photos by Bill Johnson unless otherwise noted.
This photo shows an overview of the American Flyer Circus big top and both sides of the modular layout.
This configuration of the yard side of the layout was first used at the 
		 Medley Centre exhibit on the Friday after Thanksgiving 2006.
Here's the yard side of the layout which was first used Thanksgiving 2006.
The configuration of the accessory modules remains the same as before except that they are no longer connected to the turnout that lead to the yard modules.
A look at the accessory modules on the opposite side from the yard modules.
A view of the accessory modules from the opposite end, showing a couple trains on their way through.
S gauge trains pass under the RASG banner at the RIT Model Railroad show, Henrietta, NY
The RASG banner is set up along one side of the modular layout.
Houses and other structures are placed around the layout to add interest.  Photo by Bob Welsh.
Houses and other structures are placed around the layout to add interest. Photo by Bob Welsh.
Close up photo of the yard modules and one of the backdrop scenes.  Photo by Bob Welsh.
Close up photo of the yard modules and one of the backdrop scenes. Photo by Bob Welsh.
A close up picture of the accessories side of the layout. Notice the rocket launcher car. It has consistently been one of our best crowd pleasers.
A close up picture of the accessories side of the layout, including the rocket launcher car.

Layout Description and History

Our layout uses code 148 ballasted track and runs both scale and hirail. Switches are moving frog to accept both scale and hirail. The layout is 10 by 20 feet right now - 6 straight modules, 4-90 degree turn end corner modules, 2 bridge modules and 3 yard modules that fit in the center operating pit.

Since January 1996 we have used our larger radii end modules which allow us to run a PRR GG1 on the inner loop without the overhang bothering the cars on the outer loop. We first set the layout up with these new larger radius "S72" end modules at Batavia, NY in March 1998, and we have used them ever since.

Modules follow the NASG S-Mod standards, which can be found at http://www.nasg.org/NASG/Standards.php#smod.

The diagram below, drawn by Chuck Smith, shows the latest configuration of our modular layout.


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Diagram of the Rochester Area S-Gaugers modular layout.
The layout has a small "action" section, which is a big hit with the kids, as it lets them load logs into a train car, move it to the saw mill and dump it, then run the logs through the saw, and load the cut lumber into another train car. There is also a barrel loader and a rocket launcher.
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