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  • November 3, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,382 views - 4 comments - 7 likes
    by Andy Lester Model photos by the author; prototype photos as noted SOU 9773 is still in its original scheme in this 1985 view. Winston Salem, NC: May 12, 1985. The SOUTHERN HOGSHEAD tobacco car is unique to the Southern Railway. Many ...
  • October 26, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,934 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    by Ken Larsen Photos by the author unless otherwise indicated The setting sun casts a reddish glow as the Victoria prepares to depart the ore dock on Michael Rabbitt's HO layout in Wayne, PA. The blast furnace in the background predates the Walthers...
  • October 25, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,608 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Michael "Bama" Harman Model Photos by Miles & Fran Hale Ashley Coal Company was built from a Builders In Scale craftsman kit. I modified the hoist and shaft houses to accommodate an animated cable system to drive the sheaves. The structure is...
  • May 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,849 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Sam Swanson Photos by the author A loaded 20-ton G&LR hopper rolls by gravity past a modest board-and-batten home at the edge of Hall Hollow. The residence is built with a basswood frame and styrene boards and battens. As stru...
  • May 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,788 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 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,343 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    By Laurence T. Gieringer This barn from Roadside America can please your onlookers as much as the original pleases the exhibit's viewers. THE traveler who has sped over the Pennsylvania Turnpike to reach Harrisburg, and from there tur...
  • April 11, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,981 views - 4 comments - 0 likes
    by Tom Houle Photos and illustrations by the author Finished mill structure as seen from office end. A recent move forced me to start afresh on my O scale branchline layout. On the new layout I wanted a feed mill to generate grain tr...
  • March 29, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,758 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    First step in construction of mailing tube culvert is to cut tube to about twice width of roadbed. Tube then can be nailed or glued across table at lowest point of proposed embankment. Culverts and embankments are inseparable devices o...
  • March 28, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,864 views - 3 comments - 2 likes
    The fun of model railroading lies in the development of a system which looks real as life. Models of the greatest conceivable variety may be included. Factories, gas stations, signal towers, roundhouses, and other industrial units have t...