John Tauxe's HO-Scale Model Railroad Layout
Welcome to my model railroad layout — the web page.design benchwork roadbed turnouts track electrical scenery
Current status of layout, as of August 2013:
This HO scale layout is a free-standing walk-around DC table layout measuring about 6 ft × 10 ft (185×305 cm). The track is almost entirely code 83 Walthers Shinohara Nickel-Silver, in flex track and DCC-friendly turnouts. The menu at the left will direct you to various presentations of the layout development. Have fun poking around!
I started planning this layout in the Fall of 2005, and a year later had the basic track plan developed and the initial benchwork built. Electrical wiring was essentially complete by October of 2008—man, was that a big job!
Current status: Benchwork retrofitting complete. All electrical work is complete. A big hangup was the construction of the two trestles, but they are now done. Turnouts and track are mostly tuned, and are glued to the roadbed. I am now extensively testing the track and electrical operation for reliability. Scenery construction has started. And of course I need to update the Track, electrical, and scenery pages. Stay tuned!
If you have any questions or comments, email me at
Most of the images in the narratives come up at 400 pixels across in order to reduce bandwidth, and if you click on any image, it will bring up a larger version of the same image.
These web pages are built simply with straight html, in order to load quickly and to be supported on any browser. No nonsense.