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  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,061 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author Theres a hatch in this scene; can you find it? Access for model railroad layouts has always been a difficult problem. A good trackplan allows for all the track, especially turnouts, to be within ...
  • October 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,847 views - 1 comment - 1 like
    by Larry Puckett photos by the author Moccasin Gap is the site of a small industrial area served by locals from the large yard there. How many times have you heard the story - boy gets American Flyer train set for Christmas and falls ...
  • September 27, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,150 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
    by Paul Templar Photos and trackplan by the author Heisler #10 treads gently over the trestle with a load of donkey engines destined to be put to work in the near future. High above, the new Pine Top and logging area can be seen. Badg...
  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,279 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author At sunset, we witness several trains traversing Horseshoe Curve. Altoona Reservoir is built on a door, which drops down to the left for access. Pistons ease its descent. Most modelers choose to d...
  • September 20, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,761 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Bob Foltz Photos by the author The westbound Super Chief pulls to a stop in Trinidad while the yard crew in the background continues to work uninterrupted. When I began designing my Santa Fe "Raton Division," Trinidad yard was envi...
  • September 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,358 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Art Fahie Photos by the author Handpainted Masonite backdrops help to add a feeling of depth around the entire railroad room. Joe may live on Long Island, but his modeling heart is clearly elsewhere. "You're never too young or too ...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,866 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by David Butts Photos by the author A freight train exits a mountain tunnel next to the village of Ophir. A "model railroader since 1944" - how many modelers can say that they have been in the hobby for over 60 years? As a life member o...
  • September 8, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,806 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author A set of Rio Grande F3s blasts out of Mud Tunnel headed for Olathe. It has just left Montrose and is headed for the mainline connection at Grand Junction. Western railroads have always held a f...
  • September 6, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,317 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 - 3,106 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...