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  • June 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,135 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TOP LEFT: You should complete the major portion of your trackwork before "sinking" the ties into the Urethane foam baseboard. Hold the track in place with straight pins. The foam is soft enough so that holes can be drilled by merely twisting a sharp...
  • June 9, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,298 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 23, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,090 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Rich Picariello Photos from the authors collection; credits as indicated The Prototype C425: The 2,500-hp C425 (Alco specification number DL640B) was introduced by Alco in 1964 as a member of their Century Series. At the end of pr...
  • May 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,476 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ken Edmier Model photos by the author Prototype photos by Tim Frederick Gondola cars are very common, and it is hard to find a manifest freight train without one. Since many gondola designs were railroad specific, finding models tha...
  • May 18, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,111 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    by Ted York Photos by the author With a little work, an inexpensive model flatcar can be turned into a detailed and realistic TOFC car worthy of any model railroad. I have never wanted to tell my Santa Fe friends that I also model th...
  • May 17, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,443 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author Here are just a few variations of the same structure that are possible when you do not follow a kits instruction sheet. It surprises me how many hobbies are actually encompassed by model railroad...
  • May 16, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,745 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 11, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,054 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Ron Bareham Photos by the author The double-track mainline of the former New York Central passes over a former Pennsylvania branchline. A westbound freight led by a GP40 and GP38 is headed for the CB&Q in Chicago. A rebuilt former New Haven...
  • May 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,360 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    by Roger D. Kujawa Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated How would you like the perfect industry for your railroad? How about an industry to which any car can go...from passenger to stock car...maintenance-of-way to cabooses?...
  • May 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,043 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...