Conventions

Willamette Model Railroad Club's Columbia, Cascade and Western

The HO-scale Willamette Model Railroad Club is located in the basement of a community center in Clackamas, OR, on the southeast fringe of the Portland metro area. This large railroad features a “rabbit warren” layout with an extensive mainline run. The club operates the Columbia Cascade and Western, envisioned as a healthy Class-1 regional railroad, ca. 1979. The CC&W follows the alignment of the Nineteenth Century Corvallis and Eastern up the North Santiam River and over the Cascades to Bend, OR, and beyond.

Bill Decker's Southern Pacific Cascade Line

Bill Decker’s Southern Pacific Cascade Line is rushing toward Golden Spike completion this Spring. This HO-scale basement-filler occupies one and half decks in 2400 sqft. It represents the SP’s mainline climb from Eugene up the Willamette Pass and through its Cascade crossing using Pengra Pass to Crescent Lake. The railroad is prototype based, albeit with significant editing to fit the space. Preliminary operations using the Valley core of the layout have established the local freight operating plan.

Charlie Comstock's Bear Creek & South Jackson

 Charlie Comstocks HO-scale Bear Creek and South Jackson is a double-deck basement-filler with over five scale miles of mainline. The railroad represents a proto-freelanced representation of Oregon railroading through the Willamette Valley and up over a Cascade Mountain crossing. The railroad operates perpetually in 1952 under Timetable and Train Order authority. The Dispatcher dictates train orders and clearances to an Operator who serves four stations, and to the Yardmaster/Operator of a significant mid-run yard.

Portland 2015 Wednesday Layout Tour

The LDSIG is looking forward to welcoming our members to Portland for the 2015 NMRA National convention.

Orlando Convention 2017

The 2017 NMRA and LDSIG Conventions will be held in Orlando, Florida in  July 2017.

Information on the NMRA Convention is available at their website; information on the LDSIG Convention will be available here prior to the convention.  Check back in early 2017 for more details.

Indianapolis Convention 2016

The 2016 NMRA and LDSIG Conventions will be held in Indianapolis, IN from July 3 through July 9. Information on the NMRA Convention is available here. Information on the LDSIG Convention is available below.

The major LDSIG activities at the Convention will be the clinics, the Wednesday tour and the dinner. To get involved, please contact the LD SIG Conventions Chair.

The schedule for the week includes:

Portland Convention 2015

The 2015 NMRA and LDSIG Conventions will be held in Portland, OR from August 23 through August 29.

Information on the NMRA Convention is available here; information on the LDSIG Convention will be available below.

Tom Businger’s PRR Elmira Branch

 Tom Businger's Pennsylvania Railroad, Elmira Branch is still a work in progress.  Several items of interest include a stacked helix with two separate two track helices - one on top of the other, staging yard, small interchange yard, and waterfront operations

 



Here are a few photos of Tom's layout.

Cleveland 2014 Wednesday Layout Tour

The LDSIG is looking forward to welcoming our members to Cleveland for the 2014 NMRA National convention.  We are gathering some wonderful layouts for you to visit and learn from.  

 

Morris E. Smith's Mule Shoe & Western Railroad Co

I extend a warm welcome to the LDSig members on the Wednesday tour and wish you all a great convention in Atlanta.

 

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