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For many O Scale West (OSW) attendees, the home and club layout visits are the highlight of the meet. OSW has more home and club layouts open for visiting than any other O scale meet in the country. The number of layouts open fluctuates depending upon the owner's personal schedules. Over the years the number of layout open in any given year is around 30. Most layouts are very well done; a few are S and world class HO layouts. Some are open once during the meet, others more than once.

Getting To The Layouts

OSW will provide for pick in the registration area a sheet that identifies each layout, its open schedule, and its street address. It is up to you to use a road navigation GPS to guide you to the layouts you want to see.

The advantages of using a road navigation GPS are that most of them will route you around traffic situations, and you can proceed directly from one layout to the next without having to puzzle through maps that each show directions to the layout only from the hotel.

Some layouts are several hours drive from Santa Clara. These layouts are normally open Sunday and Monday after the meet.


As mentioned above, the schedule that includes the layout address will only be available at the meet. The schedule without addresses is available on line so you can plan your layout visits before coming to the meet.

For more information about the layout visits schedule, click the Layout Visits menu selection at the top of this page.

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