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  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 976 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    BUILD THIS SIMPLE FREIGHT STATION IN EITHER N OR HO SCALE FROM TWO OF AHM'S "RICO" PASSENGER STATION KITS TOP LEFT: AHM offers this same station kit in both N and HO scale. With minor rework, two of the kits can be used to build a smaller freight s...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,418 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    FROM SIMPLE TO SUPER TO MODULAR; THE PROVEN WAYS TO LET YOUR RAILROAD GROW WITH YOUR EXPERIENCE 1. A suitcase is large enough for an N scale oval but if you want real railroading fun you'll need a bit more space. With a bit of careful thought, you ...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,060 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TOP: ConCor's flocked grass matting paper makes perfect weeds for HO or N scale model railroads. All you need to install it is a bit of white glue, a hobby knife, and some earth-colored flat paint. BOTTOM: Rip off chunks of the paper backed flocked ...
  • June 28, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 1,428 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 - 2,508 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 - 1,387 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 - 1,617 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 - 2,202 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 - 2,297 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 - 1,293 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...