Ho & N scale model train layouts. Public welcome to Club OPEN HOUSE.
You have reached our HO gauge page of the
Gowanda&Buffalo Model Railroad Club
The HO gauge layout fills a 33 by 50 foot basement room.
It was originally started in 1961 by Doctor Zucker, an ophthalmologist, as occupational therapy
for the patients at the former Gowanda Psychiatric Hospital.
Highlights include a 52 inch long toothpick suspension bridge built by a former patient;
a large mountainous region with a cogwheel incline railroad serving a mountain top resort;
an oil refinery, a steel plant on the water front in “Buffalo” and a village scene of “Gowanda”.
Other areas include Collins, Lawtons, Eden, Hamburg, and Buffalo Creek Junction.
Each of these areas will have a representation of some significant landmarks making
that town more easily identified by the viewer. An example would be for Eden the Kazoo
Factory or Lawtons the canning plant or Hamburg “Rieffler’s Cement”.
Current construction projects include updating the signal system, scenery, mining operation,
the engine facility with round house and turntable. And the rebuilding of Buffalo with
the New York Central Terminal and Gowanda to include the tannery.
On going projects include the maintenance of the track, switches and electrical operation system.
There are now over 115 turnouts ( rail switches), three large yards, 930 feet of mainline track,
an operational signal system now with NEW SIGNALS and ten block
control panels on the Gowanda & Buffalo Railroad.
Current projects are Gowanda, “The new short line”, Junk Yard, The Turntable.
So come in and see what we have done.
Friday night at 8 pm or during an Open House.
OPEN HOUSE for the Gowanda & Buffalo Model Railroad Club
Held the second Sunday of each month November thu April
Noon till 4pm.
Below in the second set of links we have some photos of then and now
we will be putting more up as we progress along