by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey
by Sean Hadfield
by Randy Harvey
by Andy Brazier
by Randy Harvey
by Randy Harvey

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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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Burlington Northern donated this waycar (their term for a caboose) No. 10710 to Ranchester, Wyoming. Randy Harvey [HARV] took the time to shoot the old girl for us.
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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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Sean Hadfield [Windysean] has shared his kitbashing and scratchbuilding with us before and now we see his latest creation - a shipwreck next to a railroad bridge.
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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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The Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum in Suffolk, Virginia, is a treat for railway historians and modelers, alike.
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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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Sean Hadfield [windysean] saw a unique building in his home town and scratchbuilt it for his model railroad. He created a step-by-step narrative with photos and associated titles. Let's follow along as he builds this challenging architectural gem
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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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Leslie Rogers demonstrates his prowess by scratchbuilding this explosive car for a mining operation diorama in 1/35.
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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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Matthew Lenton takes some of NOCH's foam Rock Formation and creates a quick display base of a truly treacherous mountain road.
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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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Come along on a speeder ride up Doe River Gorge on the storied East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad!
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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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Model railroaders find a great deal of inspiration in the misty mountains of northeastern Tennessee. A beautiful place where a slower pace of living provides a tranquil setting...until a giant Fairbanks-Morris diesel engine explodes into life!
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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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Fred Boucher has undertaken an extensive investigation of various wash techniques, using a variety of paints and inks with different carrier liquids.
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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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Family small business model companies create some of the more intriguing kits available. Branch Engine House is a new release from Railway Design Associates, creators of injection reminiscent of stone buildings of the 19th century.
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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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Early December OPSIG: The Chicago, Denver & Pacific Railroad Company is a massive HO layout that models a transcontinental conglomeration of prototype railroads connecting Chicago to Oakland and Los Angeles, via Denver.
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Cast metal was a standard model material until the age of plastic. In today's resin age many accessories and cottage industry models are still cast metal. Metal is in some regards superior to resin and easier to work with. Come along and see!
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Our October 2010 caboose ride with Davenport DE44 44-ton diesel switcher at the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
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Luggage cart at the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (C B & Q) Train Depot (the old one, built in 1892) in Sheridan, Wyoming.
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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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Nevada Northern Railway No. 40, a 1910 Baldwin Ten-Wheeler ( 4-6-0), Ely, Nevada. This run along NN Ry's Keystone Route climbs around downtown Ely heading towards the mines, passing through curved tunnel No. 1, and through scenic Robinson Canyon.
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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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