Layout Design and Operations Meet

Andy Sperandeo

An avid Santa Fe modeler and historian, Andy is the Executive Editor of Model Railroader magazine. He writes the monthly column in MR called “The Operators” and has penned hundreds of articles on the hobby over the years.

Andy has been on the staff of Model Railroader Magazine since 1979. Over the years he has written several books on Model Railroading including Easy Model Railroad Wiring, Model Railroader’s Guide to Passenger Equipment and Operations, and The Model Railroader's Guide to Freight Yards. He was the founding editor of Great Model Railroads magazine launched in 1990 and is the editorial director of Kalmbach’s Model Railroad Planning. He was on two episodes of the television series Tracks Ahead. One was on Kalmbach’s MR&T layout, and the other was dedicated to John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid. Andy was a frequent operator on the Gorre & Daphetid in 1970 and 1971 when he was on active duty in the U. S. Army. As a matter of fact, one of the G & D locomotives, No. 34, a 4-10-0 that Allen kitbashed from parts, resides in Andy’s office.