I originally posted these pictures on my old website on February 9, 2008. I have rescanned them.
One of Portland's great model railroad secrets is this O-scale club layout is located in the basement under Vic's Hobby Supply in Portland, Oregon. I have seen it occasionally, by being in the shop when it happened to be operating and being invited down. These pictures were taken during a visit in December 2001, the only time I thought to take pictures. The isles are narrow, so good angles were difficult to get. The layout features great scenery, and its true 2-rail O-scale (not Lionel O27), so the trains are large and realistic.
A brass Union Pacific streamliner, powered by an A-B set of E8s, comes off a large bridge and proceeds along a busy road and past a group of ice-bunker refrigerator cars.
Here is the main engine terminal. I know its not the greatest picture, but you can at least see how narrow the visitor isles are.
A pair of freight trains, one powered by an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 4-8-4 and the other powered by a pair of Union Pacific SDP35s, rest in the yard.
The Union Pacific streamliner crosses a wooden trestle equipped with catenary poles while a Rio Grande streamliner crosses a concrete viaduct.
The A-B set of Rio Grande F-units pulling the Rio Grande streamlined passenger train appear from under a bridge.
The Rio Grande F-units and their passenger train emerge from a tunnel and cross a bridge. Catenary poles have been installed on this part of the layout.
Vic’s Hobby Supply closed January 31, 2013. I believe this layout has been dismantled.