Modeler's Gallery, Page Two
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Robert Schultz's O gauge Monon.
Robert Schultz, former Monon Carman, has been scratchbuilding O gauge for many years. These photos of some of his work were submitted. The detail and craftsmanship are outstanding. Nice work Robert. Keep the photos coming. -Robert Schultz Photographs-
Matt Metcalf's Home Layout
Above and Below: Some updated photos from Matt's Monon Layout. Thanks for sharing Matt. Photos taken by Jeff Wine.
The rather unique entrance to Matt's layout. Matt started his current layout in 1999, and is based on the area around the Monon Shops where several members of his extended family were employed. Matt has been an avid model railroader since he received his first HO set at age 5 in 1977. The layout is between 2 and 3 feet wide around the walls of a 25' by 25' room in his basement.
The pictures above were submitted by Matt Metcalf, from Kansas City, of his home Monon layout. Thanks for the submission Matt.
Salem Depot Museum Model Railroad
These images were borrowed from the Salem Depot website. Pictured are the Proto 1000 F3 units, beautifully painted in Monon passenger livery. Photo courtesy of the Salem Depot Museum. Maybe this weekend at the Board Meeting I can find out who did the work and give them proper credit. (Hint-hint Cecil.....)
The pictures below were taken during your Webmaster's visit to the Depot Museum in May of 2004. His real mission was to photograph the southern divisions for his personal web site, with attending the Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society's May Board Meeting and an excursion on the French Lick Scenic Railway, as extras. As you can see, the crew at the Depot Museum have been working hard to recreate Washington County in HO scale. There is still a lot to acomplish, but they are dedicated and up to the task. When in the Salem area, a visit to the Museum is simply a "must do."
NEW 08-23-2004 Left: Pictured is the work on recreating Salem in HO scale. All of the houses and buildings will be 100% accurate duplicates of the real structures. Right: Monon passenger coming into the south side of Pekin.
NEW 08-23-2004 Left: Passenger train on the siding at the north end of Pekin. Right: Campbellsburg, with a local freight on the siding in front of the depot.
Monon 027 Layout
These pictures were sent to me by Rick Whitman of Malcom Iowa. Rick was born in Hammond, Indiana and lived in Dyer as a young boy. Rick had the pleasure of having the Monon run "practically through my back yard." I started working on the layout about 4 years ago, it's about 25 ft. by 25 ft. with 4 loops and about 300 ft. of track. This is Rick's first attempt at a permanant layout. He claims that he never had the room when he was a boy. Rick collects all of the Monon items that are out there in O scale and yes, the F3 units are the custom Lionels by Kittworks that were offered by the society.
Thanks for sharing you layout with us Rick. More than happy to add these pictures to our gallery. Keep up the good work.
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