Barry Kriegsman’s Layout Gallery

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Club President Barry Kriegsman has been designing and building a layout in his train room for several years now. It is located on the third floor of his home in Massachusetts, which he converted from an attic storage space. Barry first designed his layout on paper using a CAD system, and then has steadfastly been implementing his master plan. Like all of us, however, plans usually change. This is not Barry’s first layout either. We all learn new and better ways to build a layout after “practice”! Above is Barry’s master track plan and a photo of him presiding over the many controls.

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A panoramic view of Barry’s layout appears above, along with a shot of the complex bridge work that involves several intersecting elevations. A builder by trade, Barry was able to upgrade the electrical, lighting and air conditioning systems in his train room to provide enough “juice” for his operation.

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A container terminal is busy loading and unloading rail cars on a portion of the layout. In the lower photo, a coaling station provides the many steam engines with enough fuel to work their various turns.

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Another shot of the coaling station reveals the roundhouse [without roof] that is used to service the steam engines. Look carefully in the center of the picture to see what happens when the turntable is not correctly aligned as a heavy weight steamer attempts to enter!!! A tower crane is being used to reposition an antique passenger car for the next rail fan trip. We’re sure it will be used next to rescue the stricken steam locomotive!

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A few photos of one of the longer runs on Barry’s layout reveal a town under construction with its’ many passing tracks. Barry continues to work on his layout while enjoying the ability to run long, long consists prototypically. He admits to having much work yet to do, so come back again to see his progress.