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BTO # 143, Spring 2012
Feature Articles

In this issue...

Centre Hall Depot: Part 1 by Wayne Clickner

A report on five friends and their vision for a railroad. 
Part 2 will cover the authorís scratch-building projects for the layout.

Switzerland in Miniature. Visit the huge 1:25 scale layout in 
Melide, Switzerland, with photos courtesy of 
John Rogers of Narrow Gauge Paradise - LGB Tours.


Taltree Garden Railroad. 
See Phase One of the large, large-scale train layout at the 
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso, Indiana, destined to 
be the largest outdoor railroad in the Midwest when completed.


The Lloyd Railroad Revisited. Revisit the large indoor railroad of 
Ralph Lloyd located in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

2012 Tampa Convention Update. 
Thereís still time to make reservations for the BTOC 
Tampa, Florida Convention in May. Register now and receive 
a FREE Wire Line car in your registration goody bag.

Trackside 2011 by John Wagner. 
A outing on The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in England 
sponsored by the Bachmann Collectorís Club.

The 2012 BTOC Convention Car. 
Your first look at the 2012 convention car. 


  • BTO club car... only a few left! Order while supplies last!

  • and much more!

I was one man and I tackled a big railroad. I did the best I could. - O. Winston Link


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