Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Begining of the Chicago, South Shore, and South Bend Railroad

The other day I moved the Gayty Theater which was located in Baltimore to its new location in South Bend the end of the South Shore Line. This evening i started to prepare sub roadbed at Randolph Street in downtown Chicago. The was the platform to the right of the stairs that used to be 3 feet wide and made it a bit uncomfortable walking between it and the chimmney support structure. It has be narrowed to 28 inches and will have room for the five track yard that is Randolph Road Station.

Monday, October 31, 2022


It is now official. I am taking the layout back to it's roots when I started the layout in 2000 as the Chicago, South Shore, and South Bend Railroad. Track will be restored to it's orginal format and I will be reannaging everything with the hope of reusing almost all structures and scenes. However, Baltimore Penn Station will be removed and South Shore equipment will gradually take over the function of operating mainly passenger services and some freight as prototypcial as possible.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Open House for Jay Beckham's O Scale Model Railroad

Jay Beckham's Model Railroad Layout. O Scale model of the Pennsylvania Railroad Northern Central branch from Penn Station Baltimore, MD to Harrisburg, PA. Trains will be running. Light refreshments will be served. This model railroad occupies our 1800 sq. ft. basement. Scenery is about 70% complete. Photos will be available soon at soon and on Jaysoscalelayout group on Facebook. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 AT 12 PM – 5 PM For Directions please email me at

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Coming Soon

In the near future I hope to add a number of pages to this site. Pages about our CTC, use of C/MRI, 3D printing, laser cutting, a track plan, and other things of interest. When these pages are up and running this blog will look more like a web site for my model railroad. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


3D Printing for Model Railroaders at Amazon. Article in March 2018 of Model Railroad Hobbyist E Magazine. 3D Printing at Model 3D Model Railroad Models to print at Yeggi. Model Railroad Info Guy. Train Models at Shapeways.com3D Printing of HO Water Tower on YouTubeModel Buildings and Structures on