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  • March 22, 2011 - posted by Frank Joyce - 3,380 views - 4 comments - 2 likes
    As a follow up to my TrainLife articles “Modeling Memories of The Bronx”, (Parts 1 & 2), and “Layout: The Bronx in a Basement” – I have posted several films so you can see the layout in action. Here is a brief description...
  • March 21, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,666 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Bayshore Yard on the Chatham Subdivision of the Canadian Pacific Railway is a busy place for both freight and passenger traffic on Pierre Lanctot's HO scale layout set in the 1960s. The large multi-level railway station dominates the yard and the to...
  • March 14, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,984 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    At Nobscot, MA, the NER hot shot stack train crosses Bishops Bridge, while Nashoba Paving Company continues its repaving project below by Bruce R. Erickson MANA-1 CALLING NER DISPATCHER AT BOLTON." "Go AHEAD MANA-1." I've made my ai...
  • March 11, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 2,888 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Cedar Springs is home to a variety of industries; the real Anthony Lumber Yard makes its home in Harvey's home town. Here, an Atlas NYC RS3 gets "clear rail" for entering the main. Gary Robinson hand painted the backdrop.   by ...
  • February 4, 2011 - posted by Christopher Brimley - 4,597 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    CP Rail 5040-2 No. 5726 waits at KW Tower for clearance before 1 B&O E8 No. 92 pulls up in front of the entering Kinneman Yard. BY LARRY PUCKETT I can't think of a better use for an abandoned railroad station or freighthouse than to...
  • January 17, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,266 views - 1 comment - 3 likes
      A New York Central passenger train approaching Park Avenue trestle on its way through upper Manhattan. In S Scale By Mike Palmiter Mike Palmiter's passion is recreating the canyons of the city. His first layout was a reasonab...
  • January 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,179 views - 9 comments - 2 likes
      Code 83 gives a heavy mainline feel that is so common on a Class 1 hauler. Although most structures are scratchbuilt, both craftsmean and non-craftsman type kits work together to make every scene believable. By Art Fahie Photos...
  • January 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,319 views - 0 comments - 2 likes
      A string of Dash 9 BNSF Warbonnets charges beneath Miller Road as it passes a grain train. By Joe Faletti Photos by Chris Lane and Randy Lee This is the story of my Coal Valley Burlington Northern Santa Fe and how it came to b...
  • January 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,762 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Ian Wilson recreated a significant site in Ontario for his Canadian National Railways 12 1/2 x 12-foot HO scale layout. He captured the look and feel of small city and town railroading. His article on how to build the "Gooderham & Worts" distiller...
  • January 10, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,469 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    By Doug Taylor Photos By Robert Schleicher Plan Artwork by Craig DuMez PHOTO 10. The Torrance steel mill is designed so both the incoming coal and ore and the outgoing steel operations can be modeled as well as some of the plant's internal mo...