Ed's Portable layoutFrom S Gauge Herald Feb 1976 - Ed's
portable layout The layout is roughly 4' x 6' and fits into a station wagon or Volkswagon
Bus very easily. Carrying handles on the ends help to make it handy
to transport. It has legs that unscrew so it can be set upon a table
and the display shelves lift off when it is being moved.
The rail is. 126 spiked to wooden ties so that Scale or
A.F. equipment can be operated over the trackwork. Those curves have
a minimum radius of 15" and grades are 5% and 8%. If the trains are
run up the 5% an 0-6-0 handles 6 or 7 cars very easily.
Ed says this is an excellent method to test and experiment with
track laying technique and scenery building. This small layout got operation
underway quickly while his large permanent layout was under construction.
Small steam or diesels and freight cars work fine on this exhibit
layout. Large steam and passenger equipment must be only for display,
the shelves are used to exhibit any kind of S kits, equipment, etc..
This layout has been displayed at NMRA meets, HO clubs
S Exhibitions, hobby stores, etc.. A nice phamplet titled "The
S Gauge Story" is handed out free to adults who ask for it or show particular
interest. This phamplet tells the story that S is alive.
healthy and steadily growing. It mentions many things available and
the two magazines you can purchase to learn about them. Ed also has his
name,address, and 'phone number added for more information.
This is the sort of missionary work we are going to have to
do to enlarge our market, attract new people and get the point across.
This is the year we have dedicated to promotion. Who else can say
he has done as much or more than Ed Loizeaux? No matter how
small your effort, let's hear from you! Seeing isn't always
believing, but it sure helps!