Nelson was instumental is establishing G-Gauge model railroading at the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club. While his old layout shown in the pictureswas tak3en down, much of the track, buildings, scenery and rolling stock continues to operate on the Club's layout. Nelson now lives in El Paso, TX but still stays in contact with Club members and visited us in September 2021.
Geoff Gray's Postwar
Layout, daytime and nighttime views.
David Kalasky's New Postwar Lionel Layout
Tribute to Oliver E. Callanen, my Dad
In the early 1950s the Callanen family lived in an old farm house on Cream Street in Hyde Park, NY. My mechanical engineer father, Oliver E. Callanen, constructed a 4-ft. by 8-ft. train table, covered with green roofing paper, on which a simple O-27 layout was configured using two pairs of Lionel switches. The table was located in a small room on the back side of the house adjacent to the family dining room. Not surprising, my smart Mom soon identified a much better use for this valuable first floor area. Therefore, Dad moved the train table into the basement and extended it with an old door at the end of the original table, as shown in the following photo of 13-year old me running trains in 1954.
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New for 2022
Bill Haughey's O-Gauge Lionel - MTH Layout - The Most Colorful Christmas Layout Ever!
Chris Karr's Postwar Lionel O-Gauge Layout
Newest addition, Rosie's Beach House
Lots of action in a small 5' x 9' space. Featuring the Pennsylvania and Santa Fe Railroads. Nearly complete, ballasting and landscaping to come next, stay tuned