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  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,798 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    by Paul Templar Photos and trackplan by the author Heisler #10 treads gently over the trestle with a load of donkey engines destined to be put to work in the near future. High above, the new Pine Top and logging area can be seen. Badg...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,564 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author At sunset, we witness several trains traversing Horseshoe Curve. Altoona Reservoir is built on a door, which drops down to the left for access. Pistons ease its descent. Most modelers choose to d...
  • September 7, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,496 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Joe Enriquez Photos by the author View of available Dennis Aust kit and parts used in project. It's funny how relationships develop between modelers and can go on for years without actually ever meeting the person face to face. Putti...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,197 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Part 1 by Ted York Photos by the author A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train is crossing the wash in front of Mormon Rocks at Pine Lodge. Ted is trying to duplicate this scene on his railroad modeled after Cajon Pass. In the late 1840s...
  • September 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,288 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by P J. Mattson Photos by Jerry Tomaszewski The Squirrel Valley engine terminal. The Raccoon Valley Railroad (RVR) is a freelanced railroad that moves freight and passengers from Philadelphia through New Jersey into New York. As you tra...
  • July 26, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,301 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    A SIMPLE-REWORK OF READY-TO-RUN CARS CAN PRODUCE THIS FOUR-WHEELED CABOOSE IN N, HO, OR O SCALE. 1. This four-wheeled "bobber" caboose can be built in N, or O scale using one of the ready-to-run European prototype four-wheeled gondola cars for the ...
  • July 25, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,447 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    "PIGGYBACK" COMBINES ROAD WITH RAIL TRANSPORTATION FOR TRULY MODERN MODEL RAILROADING   Once the purest of "enemies" of rail transportation; the trucking industry is now one of the biggest dollar earners for full-size railroads. ...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,729 views - 2 comments - 3 likes
    MODELING THE ACTION AND EQUIPMENT AROUND THE "OPEN PIT" MINES Model railroaders are constantly searching for ways to squeeze as much operating action as possible from a minimum amount of space. The long freight "drags" that ply the Grea...
  • July 20, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,257 views - 0 comments - 5 likes
    ONE OF THE TRUE "ACTION" DETAILS TO MAKE YOUR RAILROAD MORE LIFE-LIKE A pair of "Searchlight" signals, facing in opposite directions, near Mount Shasta, California, on the Southern Pacific. Operating scale models of this style signal light are avai...
  • July 19, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,144 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    This 0-8-0 switcher can look and perform like a freight hauling 2-8-0. 1. & 2. AHM offers inexpensive ready-to-run models of the famous Indiana Harbor Belt 0-8-0 switcher in either HO or O scale. This O scale version is also available in kit-fo...