Model Railroad Newsletter May, 2011

Welcome to this month’s issue of the SMARTT Newsletter. May finds us rarin’ to go, with a new combination O/HO-scale layout (that promises to be spectacular) just taking shape on the shop floor and another great layout just out the door from here in Sunny Florida up to its new home in the Carolinas.



Recently shipped!!!

A compact but feature filled multi layer O scale layout measuring
14′ x 26′! 

Check out the photos, video, and all the technical details here!

Picture of the Month

A Shay loco pulls a load of logs to the lumber mills in this great photo from an HO scale layout SMARTT built for a client in Seattle.

  • Featured News

    There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel . . . And it’s a Model Train!
    by Raymond G. Potter

    Chart based on HMA data released April 26, 2011 Chart based on HMA data released April 26, 2011   Good news for those who love… more

  • Things to Ponder When You're Planning Your Model Railroad Layout . .

    by Raymond G. Potter

    O and S scale together on a Detroit layout If you've been a train enthusiast for any length of time, you've probably become aware that model trains come in… more

  • Workbench Talk

    Researching Models
    by Ray Del Papa

    Concrete Plant built by SMARTT based on magazine article I have been asked this question several times about industrial models. "How do you come up with the ideas for… more

  • Did You Know . . .

    by Ray Del Papa

    Matewan poster Have you ever watched the movie Matewan, staring Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell, James Earl Jones, and David Strathairn? Here is… more

  • Spotlight

    on The Swing Bridge
    by Raymond G. Potter

    The SMARTT-swingbridge current version circa 2011 (note the stone viaduct) In my previous column on the train room, I touched upon the idea of a custom swing bridge (or swing-gate)… more

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Raymond G. Potter
Director of Creative Services
Scale Models, Arts, & Technologies, Inc.

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