Remembering Jim Barrett

Our friend and colleague Jim Barrett passed away suddenly on October 29, 2020. Jim enjoyed a twenty-four year writing career with O Gauge Railroading magazine. Jim shared his passion for the model railroading hobby in almost 200 of his “Jim Barrett in the Backshop” columns.

This book honors Jim’s legacy with 45 chapters of model railroading hints, tips and tricks to improve your layout building skills and hobby enjoyment, all in one easily accessible place.

Order your copy of Jim’s book
“Building a Layout.”

  • Over 650 pictures
  • Hard Cover
  • 270 pages
  • 45 chapters



From Chapter Seven - "Run Around the Furnace"

From Chapter Eight - "A Removable River Gorge"

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