Dear Modeler—

Thank you for visiting. Please enjoy browsing through my archives. Having been a modeler for over half a century, there's a lot to explore. I used to have a great many websites, one for each layout, but life's pressures forced me to scale back. I've slowly been resurrecting bits and pieces of them, and consolidating the remnants into one place.

I haven't yet restored everything, nor do I intend to, since some of the sites were unnecessarily massive; for instance, the original James River Branch site had over 300 pages and 4000 images. But I'll be posting highlights of these projects over time, as time allows. Unfortunately, owing to a catastrophic computer failure, nothing of my extensive work in T Scale (1:450) remains.

If you're a new visitor, I recommend starting with the Newport & Rock Falls; from there, the pages follow the chronology of my layout-building. Or, just poke around at random; you never know what you may find.

Please enjoy,
David (a.k.a. DKS)

Project

Year

Scale

Completion

Disposition

Unnamed Layout

c. 1965 

HO

nnnn

Gone

Newport & Rock Falls

c. 1969

N

nnnnnnnn

Gone

White River & Northern I

c. 1973

N

nnnnnnnn

Gone

N-Trak Module

1975

N

nnnnnnnn

Storage

White River & Northern II

1987

N

nnn

Gone

Unnamed Layout

1991

Z

nnnnnnnn

Gone

White River & Northern III

1992

N

nn

Gone

White River & Northern IV

1995

N

nnnnnn

Gone

White River & Northern V

2000

N

n

Gone

James River Branch

2007

Z

nnnnnnnn

Gone

Unnamed Layout

2010

T

nnn

Gone

Unnamed Layout

2010

T

nnnn

Gone

Gorre & Daphetid

2011

Z

nnnnnnnn

Gone

White River & Northern VI

2012

N

n

Gone

Somewhere in New Jersey (diorama)

2012

N

nnnnnnnn

Storage

Jersey City Industrial Railroad

2013

N

nnnnn

Storage

Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad

2013

N

nnn

Storage

The Reddibilt Railroad

2013

N

nnn

Gone

Trenton Transportation Company

2013

N

nnnnnnn

Storage

Rockport Junction (refurbished layout)

2014

N

nnnnnnnn

Storage

Penn Central Stockton Branch

2014

N

nnnn

Storage

White River & Northern VII

2014

N

n

Gone

White River & Northern VIII

2017

N

nnn

Storage

Elizabeth & Port Reading

2017

N

nn

Storage

Greene Granite & Monument Company

2017

N

nn

Storage

Perth Amboy Industrial District

2017

N

nn

Storage

Reading Central Railroad

?

N

 

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Completion key: the bar roughly represents the level of completion, with nnnnnnnn approaching 100%.

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