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  • November 11, 2016
    Posted by Alex Burnett
    I don't have a functioning layout so, at the moment, all my pleasure comes from buying junkers and getting them back into respectable operating condition.My current project started out with the purchase of a Mantua 4-6-2 from an acquaintance on a Facebook group of which I am a member. Here is what I...
  • As the country song goes, I get by with a little help from my frinds and in this case it is with the decisions about the layout and the response I got from my last blog. As my earlier blog stated, I had gotten burned out from working on a layout that wasn't matching what I had hoped to achieve and w...
  • I have been running around in my mind for five months the question of whether to get out of the hobby or not. When I first started this hobby it was because of a friend of mind who had built an HO scale layout with his son over the years and they were constantly inviting me over to see it operate. I...
  •                Engine  Assignments for Trains Arriving / Departing Wells River                         October 31, 1949  through Janu...

Recent Events

  • February 4 - hosted by Charley Hepperle
    Santa Fe prototype and modeling presentations. Scheduled speakers: • John Signor — The L.A. Terminal in the 1930s and '40s • Keith Jordan — A roundtable discussion with several well-known former Santa Fe employees • Bob Chaparro — Modeling the southern California citrus industry • John Signor — ...
  • October 15, 2016 - hosted by Eccentric Crank
    9-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday Displays & swap-meet, $7 adult $5 Child $20 Family
  • March 12, 2016 - hosted by Matt Burton
    The 2016 Model Train Show is coming to Atlanta, Georgia at the Cobb Galleria. Saturday March 12th from 10am to 5pm, AND Sunday March 13th from 10am to 4pm. Cobb Galleria is at 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339. Adults - $10.00, Children under 12 - FREE
  • April 30, 2016 - hosted by Matt Burton
    The 2016 DIXIE LINE DAYS is coming to Wartrace, Tennessee Saturday April 30th. It's a full day of dealer swap tables, operating model railroad layouts, how-to clinics, model and switching contests, door prizes, CSX mainline action within ground shaking distance, live bluegrass music, food, and more....
  • March 4, 2016 - hosted by Ralph Young
    Largest model railroad show in northern Utah. All scales represented. Many venders. Children free. Just south of the Ogden UTA Intermodel/Frontrunner station.