by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey
by Andy Brazier
by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey
by Frederick Boucher
by Frederick Boucher

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Back in the day of the reign of the black diamond, these small rail carts moved the coal from the pick and shovel to the tipple and hopper. Randy Harvey [HARV] found this preserved mine car and shows us how they were constructed.
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Randy Harvey [HARV] continues to bring us fascinating photo features of railroad equipment, and equipment of the industries the railroads served. Complimenting his previous walkaround of mine coal cars is this look at similar cars, this time with paint!
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Sean Hadfield [WINDYSEAN] follows up his creation of Shipwreck! S.S. 'Lucky' with this scratchbuilding of North Freedom Depot.
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I stopped in Cheyenne, WY for a couple of hours and took some photographs for you. This is one of the Merci Train gifts presented by France in gratitude for America's help in the First World War.
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Randy Harvey [HARV] carries a camera with him as he travels and both RailRoad Modeling and the KitMaker Network benefit from his eagle eye. Cheyenne, Wyoming's Big Boy 4004 is his latest find.
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The Dartmouth Steam Railway, formerly known as the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, is a 6.7-mile (10.8 km) heritage railway on the former Great Western Railway branch line between Paignton and Kingswear in Devon, England.
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Lineside structures come in many shapes and sizes. This oval concrete grain silo displays many interesting features.
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Randy Harvey [HARV] carries a camera with him just for encounters like this - a classic grain silo. Staples of railroad income, granaries and silos make fascinating subjects.
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A.T. & S.F. 643 is a 2-8-0 Consolidation restored at the Oklahoma Railway Museum.
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Big trains - so long (pardon the pun) as they aren't blocking your highway, they are awesome to watch. Here's a train pulled by a parade of 12 locomotives.
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Arizona's McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park features a preserved 2-6-0 Mogul-type steam locomotive as a display.
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Randy Harvey [HARV] shot this walkaround of this North Pacific 0-6-0 yard goat at the Yellowstone County Museum.
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McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park is a big park of railroad-themed fun in Scottsdale, near Phoenix, Arizona.
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Modelers have been using twigs to represent trees since the first diorama. Gnarled twigs don't always seem to look like real trees. Or do they?
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Fred Boucher [JPTRR] visited the NS museum at the corporate office in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Barry Price shares pictures of his exquisite scratch built rail gun "Siegfried" in 1/72 scale.
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West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish BC hosts many artifacts of Canada's rail history. Jessica Cooper [Jessie_C] brings us these photos of some of their displays.
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Geoff Nott was the creator of the spectacular Leigh Creek model railroad. He passed away recently yet his modeling art still inspires modelers. One modeler so inspired, Mr.Richard Wolfanger [814pennman], prepared this tribute in Mr. Nott's honor.
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The growing popularity of railroad subjects in the static model community has expanded the common model railroad question of "What color are wheels, trucks, and bogies"? I hope these images will help modelers clarify this question for their modeling enjoy
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The growing popularity of railroad subjects in the static model community has expanded the common model railroad question of "What color is track"? I hope these images will help modelers clarify this question for their modeling enjoyment.
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Model railroaders love to detail building interiors. A favorite interior is a workshop and these tools represent what a well equipped wagoner and mechanical shop would have.
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An interesting website archiving train stations all over the world.
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Rudy Narrow Gauge Railway is the base for a railway museum in Rudy Raciborskie on Upper Silesian in Poland.
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Randy Harvey [HARV] found this rail mine cart and took over 30 photos of it.
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Cliffs Rock! This third installment of Layout Scenes deals with not a specific locale. Rather it provides modelers examples of the infinite variety of banks, cliffs and rock formations near and dear to model railroader hearts.
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Merci Train French railroad box car at Camp Ripley, Minnesota.
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This junction is a dual track crossed at grade by a single line with an interchange. It shows some interesting signals.
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This is a sharp, neat little model -- 4" square -- built for the Par Four challenge project, to completely build a model in two months. Almost totally scratchbuilt except for the figures and details.
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Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific needed powerful locomotives to haul their heavy trains over the Cascade Mountains. E-2 is the sole surviving "Gearless Bi-polar."
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe No. 5011 was the flagship of the 5011 class. This huge 2-10-4 "Texas" type locomotive is on display at the Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MO, with the cab open to the public.
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Layout Scenes: Railroad and Canal. This is the first of what I intend to be occassional features presenting interesting scenes to model on your layout or diorama.
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Les Rogers [LESROGERS] has been busy Down Under with another top-notch model build! Les carted a big Trumpeter 1/35 kit into his erecting hall and rolled out a marvelous DRG Class 86 BR86 Dampflokomotive!
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Apple Valley Model Railroad Club (AVMRC)is an impressive model club with a fully scenicked HO model railroad. Housed in the 100 year-old historic depot at Hendersonville, North Carolina, near the legendary Saluda Grade, the club is open to the public eve
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Twelve minutes past four in the afternoon of 22 June, 2003, Vincent the engineer opened the throttle of this bantam steam locomotive to haul another train of excursionists into Doe River Gorge to Pardee Point. This began my first steam loco operations.
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Leslie G Rogers [LESROGERS] is keeping the Jabos away from his new railroad with this 1/35 Gondola with Low Sides by Trumpeter.
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Garrett, Indiana, was a bustling division point for the late-great Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Today the B&O depot there hosts the Garrett Historical Museum.
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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad boasted it when "Everywhere West". Sheridan, Wyoming was one of their stops.
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Want to double- and triple-head Union Pacific Big Boys? How about run trains with over 50 cars coupled behind a consist of locomotives? Welcome to The Chicago, Denver & Pacific Railroad!
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Five-and-a-half years ago I published a feature about operating on the Bluff City Southern. Today BCS is alive, well, newly improved, and expanded. Come revisit this awesome layout!
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Randy Harvey [HARV] brings us dozens of photos sure to delight modelers and fans of traction, i.e. "streetcars". This trolley 115 is the survivor of the Sheridan Railway Company.
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Based in New Haven, Indiana, just outside of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is NKP 765. She belongs to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
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With this 1/35 WR 360 C12 "Shunter" locomotive, heavy freight steam loko builder Leslie G. Rogers [Lesrogers] again brings his experience building full-size maritime machines and big model steam engines to the high styrene iron of railroading.
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Nickel Plate Road 765 is an operating 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locomotive. This photo feature includes a cab tour taken in October, 2010.
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In 2011 NOCH celebrated their Centennial. One of their releases is Small Mine “Victoria”, a complimentary facility to a Märklin set of industrial railroad cars. Small Mine “Victoria” is a limited edition kit of three main structures built with six major
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Vintage mechanized cotton picking in rural Mississippi is scratchbuilt and brought to us in O scale (1/48) by John Gardner [LONE-RONIN].
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UP No. 844 visited Deming, NM and RRM member John Staehle [Johncpo] took these photos of the magnificent engine. John also kindly shares a history of the area.
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Welcome to the story of Woolwich, the small tank locomotive that is being restored by Crossness Engines Trust, London England.
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One of the treasures of the model railroading world is the Black Canyon Model Railroad. Never heard of it? A real shame. Well, few modelers outside of the Phoenix, Arizona modeling scene have heard of the Black Canyon Model Railroad.
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With over 4,500 pages and 35,000 photos online, The Rensselaer Model Railroad Society is a tremendous resource for anyone specifically interested in railroading, and modeling in general.
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Bill Plunk Shows off his Trumpeter BR52 with added value.
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