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Rochester Area S-Gaugers - Our Layout
Rochester Area S-Gaugers, Rochester, NY

Our Layout

The Rochester Area S-Gaugers do not have a permanent club layout, but we do have a modular layout that we set up at various shows throughout western New York. Modules are both club-owned and member-owned, and they follow the NASG S-Mod standards. This page is intended as a photo gallery of our modules and a clearing-house for other module-related news.

Layout Highlights

Click the links below to find out more about us, see pictures of our layouts, and visit our favorite sites.

Click any picture on this page for a larger image.
All pictures on this page by Bill Johnson unless otherwise noted.

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.
S gauge trains pass under the RASG banner at the RIT Model Railroad show, Henrietta, NY
The Rochester Area S-Gaugers banner is set up along one side 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.
This configuration of the yard side of the layout was first used at the Medley Centre exhibit on the Friday after 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.
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.
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.
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. Notice the rocket launcher car. It has consistently been one of our best crowd pleasers.
Ted Larson and Duane Miner are next to one of the two foot modules on the layout.

Ted Larson and Duane Miner are next to one of the two foot modules on the layout. There are two of these modules with a water motif. Duane scratch built the bridges for these modules.

To see one of our former modular layout configurations, see our Batavia, NY show from November, 2003.

 

Layout Description and History

Our layout is composed of 90 degree turn end modules that are four foot square and enough four foot long straight modules plus a pair of two footers to form a 10 x 20 foot scenicked layout when assembled. We last had our modules with the old 2 1/2' x 5' 180 deg. turn end modules running at a train show in the Buffalo, NY area in Jan. 1996 . Since then 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 again with these new larger radius "S72" end modules at Batavia NY in March 1998,  and we have used them ever since. We have had some local (Rochester, NY) TV coverage with a video which had some great shots of our layout.

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

Diagram of the Rochester Area S-Gaugers modular layout.

The club also has a small "action" layout, which we brought to most shows. This layout is a big hit with the kids, as it's set up to allow them to launch rockets from a club-owned American Flyer rocket car, dump logs from an operating car, load barrels in a gondola using the K-Line barrel loader accessory, and operate the K-Line diesel fueling facility.

Also visit our Scrapbook page and member Chuck Smith's page.

National Association of S-Gaugers modular standards can be found at http://www.nasg.org/s-mod.html .
You can also find more information at
http://www.trainweb.org/s-trains/smod/smod.htm.

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