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  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,766 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 - 1,678 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 - 1,866 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 - 2,114 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 - 2,448 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 - 1,798 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 - 1,721 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...
  • July 18, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,350 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    MAKING THE MOST OF METAL CASTINGS AND THE NEWEST "SPACE AGE" CEMENTS   Many of the very best kits in model railroading contain a number of highly-detailed metal or plastic castings. The kit makers spend countless hours preparing...
  • July 17, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,361 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
      LEFT: Portions of Dale Darney's HO scale model railroad layout in Reno, Nevada, are still very much in the construction stage (like most model railroads!). "L" girder benchwork and Homasote track base are visible here. The track was planne...
  • July 15, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,595 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    These models were judged the best in their class at the National Model Railroad Association's Pacific Coast Regional Contest. 1. The "Best in Show" trophy and "Best Steam Locomotive" class was won by Ed Groth's scratchbuilt HO scale model of a Port...