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  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,410 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    Part 2 by Ted York photos by the author The A-B-B-A consist of F7s works hard to pull the 1951 Super Chief up the 2.5% grade past Mormon Rocks. At the same time smoke can be seen coming from the freight car brakes as a Santa Fe 3800 class 2-10-2 wo...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,250 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 - 1,316 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...
  • August 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,899 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by David Butts Photos by the author Union Pacific power next to the scratchbuilt diesel sanding tower in the yard. Jeffrey White and Stan Jones would like to show that a Z-scale layout can be made comparable to those layouts seen in ...
  • June 15, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,286 views - 3 comments - 4 likes
    by Paul Templar Photos by the author Having just made it over the trestle on its way down to the sawmill, the 0-6-0 switcher heads for Frustration Gap. Well, I gave my On30 Cooncreek & Tumbleweed Springs (March/April 2005) a brea...
  • June 9, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,559 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ron Natale & Gary Walton Photos by Gary Walton MT Penn Tower on the SV Main. A Reading Geep, with hack in tow, deadheads back to Carbon County & Northern Junction (CC&N) This is a Reading reroute move on the SV through Mount Penn, P...
  • May 16, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,329 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    By Bob Beaty, MMR and Larry Smith, MMR Photos by Frank Smith Western edge of Locust Grove leading into the industrial district. The gas station is a modified City Classics kit with one bay removed. As with all of the structures on the layout, it h...
  • May 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,345 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    TRAINS - THE ULTIMATE HOBBY. THIS IS A VOYAGE INTO EXPANDING A RAILROAD. ITS ONGOING MISSION - TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW ALCOVES, TOP SEEK OUT NEW PLACES AND NEW AREAS TO MODEL - TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO TRAIN HAS GONE BEFORE. by Paul Templ...
  • Invalid date - posted by Frank Joyce - 2,037 views - 4 comments - 2 likes
    As a follow up to my TrainLife articles “Modeling Memories of The Bronx”, (Parts 1 & 2), and “Layout: The Bronx in a Basement” – I have posted several films so you can see the layout in action. Here is a brief description...
  • Invalid date - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,383 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Bayshore Yard on the Chatham Subdivision of the Canadian Pacific Railway is a busy place for both freight and passenger traffic on Pierre Lanctot's HO scale layout set in the 1960s. The large multi-level railway station dominates the yard and the to...