Modular Layouts

We will have several modular layouts on display!   Those that are confirmed are listed below.

If you would like to display a modular layout please contact Brian Post at You may also go to the registration page for modular groups and view on the printable registration form. That form explains the terms for reimbursement to the modular group.

Owens Valley Live Steamers (OVLS) 45mm gauge Fn3 (1:20.3)

This group was started by Charles Mote and Bruce Gathman.  Both are narrow gauge, live steam model railroaders whose interest include the Southern Pacific narrow gauge operations in the Owens Valley of Central California—hence the name of the group. The layout consists of twenty-two modules building into a 25' x 54’ oval. The track plan supports all scales that are designed to operate on 45-millimeter gauge track, however the track models the American-style 3-foot gauge standard for tie size and spacing.  Completed in 2012, the layout has been operated at model railroad shows and private steam-ups in Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana and Illinois including the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Augusta, Maine. The layout will operate through out the course of the convention.

The Modular HO Narrow Gauge Society (The Mudhens)

The Mudhens club was founded in the early 1980s in St. Louis, Missouri to develop and promote modular modeling in HO narrow gauge (HOn3). Goals included single track main line, reliable multi train operation and fine scenery. Today, these concepts are still the basis of our efforts but with the enhanced capabilities of DCC and a new generation of fine running, ready to run engines and rolling stock. Over the years, the club has expanded with members and activities now in several states. Our standards are kept as simple as possible allowing for many interesting scenes and individual preferences.

Soggy Bottom & Deepcut Railway & Navigation Co.

Details to follow soon!

Great Lakes HOn3

Details to follow soon!

New Mexico Narrow Gauge

This modular club was organized over 15 years ago by Phil Fossaluzza. Phil and Clarke O’Byme worked with Dave Jamriska to set up the club’s first public display at the Annual Albuquerque Railroad Fair in May 2004. The club has grown to more than a dozen members and evolved over the years. Visit their website at,