Layout Tour

SESSION 1: Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SESSION 2: Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SESSION 3: Sunday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

Central Texas hosts a number of railroads of interest. Some are very large, established, fully scenic layouts while others are fairly new works in progress. There's something for everyone and always something to learn and admire.

There will be 3 off-site sessions, on Thursday night, Saturday afternoon and Sunday after the convention. (Not all layouts will be available all three sessions.) Detailed maps and directions will be included in your registration packet. (Click on the railroad names for more information and pictures.)

In addition to these fine layouts, the local AustNtrak group will assemble and operate Ntrak and T-trak layouts, and the Austin Model Railway Society will assemble and operate their moduler HO scale layout at the conference center Wednesday through Saturday.

Click on the layout name to get more information. Click on the table headers to sort the table. Detailed directions including maps will be included in your registration packet.

Layout Scale(s)   Thurs    Sat    Sun    Location  Notes
Tom Foreman's Brushy Creek & Santa Fe HO Yes Yes Northwest 16'x20'
Robert Fricke's JRR On30 Yes Yes Southwest 12'x13'+
Milam County Railroad Museum HO Yes East (Cameron) 18'x40'
Handicap Accessible
Chuck and Nan Ellis' Great Northwestern & Pacific HO & HOn3 Yes Central 1900 sq. ft.
Partially Accessible
Kim Saign's Burlington Northern N Yes North 12'x17'
Rudy Pirovitz' Eastview, Medford & Pacific HO Yes Northwest 15'x21'
David Barrow's Santa Fe Plains Division HO & O (P48) Yes Central 36'x30'+
David and Sam Nicastro's D&RGW Moffat Route
(and more!)
HO, HOn3,
N & G
Yes Central 1325 sq ft.
Handicap Accessible
Riley Triggs' Port of New York Railroad HO Yes Central 800 sq ft.
Ben Sargent's Santa Fe and San Juan Railroad HOn3 Yes South
Mark Richert's Midwest Railroad O Yes South 24'x15'+
Jim Zwernemann's T&NO and MKT O (P48) Yes Southeast
(Cedar Creek)
30'x25'
Handicap Accessible
Steve Nelson's MKT Sedalia Division HO Yes Southeast
(Cedar Creek)
30'x40'
Wayne Jones' Franklington Crossing HO & O Yes Yes Northwest 9'x11' & 11'x13'
Handicap Accessible
John & Pat Hanne's Santa Fe Memories HO Yes Yes West (Lakeway) 16'x28'
Handicap Accessible
Brian Helms' Dallas & Western HO Yes Yes Southwest (Spicewood) 43'x32'
Handicap Accessible
Tex Copsetta's Southern Pacific Shasta Route HO Yes West (Burnet) 24'x26'
Phil & Cindy Sharpnack's Pacific Hauling and Industrial Lines HO Yes North 19'x16'
Edmar Wienskoski, Jr's Santa Fe HO Yes West 30'x30'
George Zapalac's Dallas Union Terminal HO Yes South 18'x25'
Partially Accessible
Steve Jackob's Austin & Taylor & Pacific HO Yes South 5'x11'
Mike Barrett's Taylor, Bastrop & Houston Railway HO Yes Southeast (Bastrop) 20'x20'
Handicap Accessible
Tim Giraud's Goose Creek, Sour Lake & Western HO & HOn3 Yes Southeast (Smithville) 15'x28'
Henry Strait's Railroad HO Yes East (Burton) 12'x24'

George Zapalac's Layout Brian Helms' Layout