Saturday, December 14, 2013

Photos of the HOG from Steve Berkheimer

Here are some photos that I got from Steve Berkheimer of the original HOG.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Learn More About the HOG on Radio!

Catch Scott Perry in his interview on the Model Railway Show and learn about the reasoning and design for the Heart of Georgia, the Better Beginner's Layout!

Have fun!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Final Track Plan in HO Scale for the HOG

Here is the final track plan for the HOG in HO scale.  

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Scott Perry’s Blogs

A guide to hints, tips, techniques and products related to the hobby

A portable sectional layout designed for benchwork, scenery and trackwork skill development

Exciting coverage of the On30 Okefenokee Swamp Railroad, a model train layout constructed in On30. This unusual layout is based on the prototype Hebard Cypress Company and the Waycross & Southern Railroad that occupied this large Georgia swamp in the 1920's.

The NCIOG is a Model Train Building and Operating Club Located in the North East Atlanta Suburbs. This is a Round Robin Club with Limited Membership.

My Better Beginner's Layout that features operations and simple construction to help new modelers get the most out of their layout!

Follow Along With Me as I Designs Model Train Layouts!

Descriptions, Ratings and Demonstrations of Modeling Tools

Watch as I design I. D. Jackson's version of the Georgia Northeastern, a modern 3rd class railroad that runs in north east Georgia.

Layout Design Event Featuring the B&O's Cumberland and Mountain Divisions

Join us as I test techniques, tools and products while building water scenes.

Look at Dan Berman’s Layout, Designed by Me Just For Dan

Welcome to Scott Perry's next On30 adventure! A small layout in On30 based on Alaska's White Pass & Yukon Railroad.

This is a small mining layout based on a real 30" railroad. Follow along as we design the layout.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NMRA Achievement Program Yahoo Group

NMRA Achievement Program Yahoo Group is a new way to find information, guidance and the sometime necessary kick-in-the-pants to help you earn your Achievement Program Certificates and become a MASTER MODEL RAILROADER.

If you are an NMRA member and would like to join, just go here…

I’m Scott Perry, long time Yahoo Group host and found of several groups such as…


And others!

So come join the fun, make new friends and make a plan to Achieve!

Scott Perry

Saturday, December 12, 2009


The benchwork for the HOG was designed to be simple and to be made with common tools that any homeowner should already have. You do have an arc welder, right? Just kidding.

Here is the cutting diagram. The Original HOG was made from ripped ply wood because things in the South tend to be sensitive to the humidity. However, dimensional lumber works very well. All you have to do is print and follow the instructions above.

Assembly goes VERY quickly. We had most of it done in two work sessions. One thing that we decided to do later was to add angular reinforcements on the wobbly legs. This is the same version of leg in pocket system used on in the Domino design, but it is too wobbly and needs reinforcing.
Using the cutting diagram above, we cut the foam top for the layout.

Once the wood sections are done, we put a 1" layer of extruded foam on top using Liquid Nails for Projects which is foam safe.

Once covered, we can add the scenery!

With the scenery and fascia boards added we are read to roll!

Zeeland farms.

The Norfolk Southern siding in Vidalia.

Lake Blacksheer...which looks exactly like the layout although draw here almost a year before construction.

Cordele and Lake Blackshear

I kicked around building an all foam layout, but the legs were a pain.

The HOG Track Diagram

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