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Located at 21 N. 2nd St in Columbia, Pa., the Columbia Historic Preservation Society Model HO Model Railroad covers 1000 square feet and is HO (1:87) scale. The picture above is located in the Columbia area of the layout. The Columbia area is prototypical (based on what actually existed). The time era of Columbia is 1920-1940. Columbia covers approximately 200 sq.ft. of the layout, and is home to a large roundhouse facility, a major yard, coaling and diesel facilities as well as two railroad stations (Pennsylvania RR and Reading RR).
NEW!--CHECK OUT RECENT PHOTOS FROM THE COLUMBIA AREA AND FROM THE METROPOLIS AREA. A SCENICKED CANAL WAS ADDED TO COLUMBIA. WALNUT ST. AND ONE SIDE OF LOCUST STREET ARE NOW RECONSTRUCTED. MAX LUPFER JOINED THE LAYOUT TEAM AND MADE GREAT PROGRESS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA IN THE METROPOLIS CITY AREA OF THE LAYOUT.