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  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,346 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 - 1,175 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 2, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,293 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by V. S. Roseman Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated A Red Cap helps out with a three-wheeled electric tractor on the point of a train of two Kibri wagons equipped with pneumatic tires. In the background a loaded Walthers Santa Fe expres...
  • September 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,474 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by John Welther Photos by the author It's almost hard to believe that EMDs SD45 was first introduced about 40 years ago. These locomotives have always portrayed sheer muscle to me and one might even say they are the "Granddaddy" of sup...
  • September 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,275 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 31, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,109 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Tom Houle Photos by the author This article covers the assembly of two Western Scale Models machine tool kits and some old fashioned structural scratchbuilding. A combination I hope will appeal to those of us who model in O scale or...
  • August 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,827 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 ...
  • August 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,284 views - 0 comments - 3 likes
    by David Butts Photos by the author CSX single-mast signal with x2 double-color light heads for controlling bi-directional rail traffic, Marietta, GA. Functioning signals can add another dimension of realism to a model railroad. With...
  • August 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,831 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Jim Six Photos by the author Here is the finished Walthers 60 appliance boxcar with added detail, modified draft gear with Kadee #78 couplers, and weathering that was done with acrylic paints that were applied using paint brushes and Q-tips. Ex...
  • June 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,964 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by John Welther Photos by the author Its summer 1959 as a New York Central freight rolls through southwestern Illinois. The re-engined Erie-built is running out the last few years of service before being traded in. Immediately follow...