to The Gowanda & Buffalo
Model Railroad Club!!!!!
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 we are finally beginning to put Gowanda into a roll and get it going
and may see it finished before too long, so come in and see what we have done to it.
Also the water will look a little bit different.
And we are beginning to work on Buffalo and get it back in some sort of order
Please feel free to come in and join us and have a look around on
any Friday night at 8 pm or during an Open House.
The first OPEN HOUSE for the Gowanda & Buffalo Model Railroad Club was Sunday March 28, 2004,
and only for the HO gauge layout.
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
Please remember to come
and join us every Friday
evening if you can
we are open @ 8 pm
for running of trains in
both HO and N gauge
We welcome all newcomers
to this hobby and will be
more than happy to show
We are located at the following
Gowanda & Buffalo Model
14267 Taylor Hollow Road
Collins, NY 14034
On the grounds of Collins/Gowanda
Across the street from the
new water tower
Beginning in November we
will be having Open House
the Second Sunday of Every
Noon-4pm. So please come
and join us.
Watch for signs in the area
if you are unfamiliar with
If you wish to contact us
please use the email in
the nav bar or add us to
your address book.
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