Quinntopia Featured in Trackside Model Railroading Magazine!

I've been asked a couple of times in the comments on this blog if my layout has ever - or will ever - be included in any of the model rail magazines.  Well, today I am here to tell you that it has!  The good folks at Trackside Model Railroading visited me in October after hearing about my layout from my Dad after doing a feature on his HO model club for their magazine last Summer.

Not only did they shoot some awesome photos (that put to shame my attempts!) and put together a nice overview of the layout, they also shot some gorgeous video and created a 10 minute long overview of the layout complete with 'real' train sound effects (so if you get a bit worn out by the over-the-top dramatic music of my own videos, you may like this approach! I do!  They did a fantastic job and has a completely different feel from my own videos).  Below is a two minute sample - see below for how to access the longer video and the entire December article:

Trackside Model Railroading is a digital-only magazine and is subscription based, but the publishers have allowed me to share a free copy of the December issue with readers of this blog simply by sending an email to the below email address (copy and paste the below into your email):


After emailing Trackside Model RR at the above email address (which do NOT go to me!), you will shortly get an email response from Trackside Model Railroading with links for getting a free copy of their December issue as well as the links to the longer 10 minute video.  Please note that I am not associated in any way with Trackside Model Railroading.

I tested this out and it seems to work fine!


  1. Nothing lss than you deserve for all your fine work. Have a great festive period. Love reading your blog! John (from Scotland)

  2. Must agree with John there, Very well done. Its a cracking Video.



  3. Congratulations Jerry on getting published and thanks for making me aware of a great new on-line magazine. I was able to get the Aug issue and am going to subscribe.

    Their video of your layout is great but I kinda like your's with the music too.

    Happy New Years 2014 !


  4. G’day Jerry
    Greetings from Down Under (Australia). Congratulations on having your layout feature in the article. Haven’t commented on your blog before but have been a regular reader/follower since discovering early in 2013. Love the application of the ‘Rule Number 1’ principle in all you do, great inspiration.
    Best wishes for 2014

  5. Thanks everyone! Its quite an honor! :-)

  6. Congrats Gerry. Nicely done