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  • September 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 6,219 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 19, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,340 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 - 2,846 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 - 4,777 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 1, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,012 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 5, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,720 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 ...
  • July 18, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,609 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    MORE AN OPERATING DIORAMA THAN A RAILROAD, IT OFFERS THOUSANDS OF IDEAS FOR MODELERS   Countless model railroaders dream of that unobtainable goal of making their hobby their living. Some model railroaders try to combine their ...
  • July 15, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,712 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
      LEFT: Portions of Dale Darney's HO scale model railroad layout in Reno, Nevada, are still very much in the construction stage (like most model railroads!). "L" girder benchwork and Homasote track base are visible here. The track was planne...
  • June 29, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,610 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    This Arizona club's layout has an unusual around-the-wall benchwork. LEFT: The best way to envision what your finished model railroad empire might look like is to build a model of your model. This 1" to the foot diorama is a replica of the 1949 lay...
  • June 27, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,474 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    A Santa Fe freight snakes through the hills, tunnels, and over the bridges on Dick Sutphen's N scale model railroad. When ballasted and integrated into the scenery, N scale track and trains are as realistic as those in the larger scales. Dick scratc...