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  • October 26, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 12,967 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 - 2,045 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Bob Foltz Photos by the author The installed switch has a nice "finished" look. Labels were not needed in my installation, but they could easily be added to the fascia if needed. Model railroaders frequently have to compromise aisle ...
  • October 25, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,133 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Bob Bandy Graphics by Tim Freese This may seem like a spider web of metal to the untrained eye, but its so much more. What you see before you is the foundation for a layout that Bob knows will last a lifetime...and then some. Was it ...
  • October 24, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,976 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...
  • October 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,431 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author The last three parts of our Roads and Streets series is concerned with making concrete highway surfaces. Concrete roads and streets are as prevalent as asphalt ones. The first concrete slab high...
  • October 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 5,292 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    by Mark Sharp Model photos by the author MEC 556 sits in the snow (theres plenty for everyone in Maine) awaiting her next assignment. That appears to be maintenance-of-way equipment in the background. Date and photographer unknown. For ...
  • October 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 1,752 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author Route 66 markets a medium-density foam material that can be used for roadways. By applying some weathering, the dark black material can be considerably lightened. This month, we continue with asp...
  • October 13, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 9,382 views - 2 comments - 1 like
    by Doug Geiger, MMR Photos by the author A heavily-repaired asphalt road is shown in this photograph. Repairs are usually done by spreading liquid tar to fill any cracks in the roadway. Note how much darker the surface is where the vehicles travel. ...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 3,667 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    by Jim Rollwage Photos by the author The LaSalle local arrives at Henderson to begin switching industries. This is somewhat of a hot spot with the local having to clear the main for other through trains. The foundation is from an old abandoned grist...
  • October 12, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,819 views - 2 comments - 0 likes
    by John Parker Photos by Doug Geiger, MMR As BNSF continues to haul record amounts of coal from the Powder River Basin, the Fall River Subdivision often sees up to four coal trains a day. They say the third times the charm... and that...