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This is about as close to narrow gauge as I get

Some cars are old-time antiques and others home-made. Everyone will be featured separately as I rebuilt them for better running standards. The engine is a brass 0-6-0 that I bought from an old friend in Tucson AZ. about 14 years ago. The purpose of buying it was for this type of train. It has that […]

Passenger Cars

Setting up passenger cars with a marker and interior lights that don’t flicker for the Santa Fe Chief. The lighting system is powered with 2 AAA batteries that put out 3 volts. I use a battery holder from Radio Shack for this. A slide switch is mounted in the car vestibule for turning on the […]

Leaning tower at 2nd and Commerce

An eight-sided gate man’s tower that houses controls for pneumatically operated crossing gates. These octagonal towers were built by the Milwaukee Road found around the city including this one on at 2nd and Commerce in Milwaukee. The authors found this one unique because it leaned to the South. It dates back to the 1900s and […]

URBAN/INDUSTRIAL DIRT #2000

Very few industries could afford crushed rock for their driveways and work areas. Junkyards were a prime example of this. Our special blend of rock powder is to represent dirt that would have an accumulation of chemicals and oils churned up in it over a period of time. This is the color used in the […]

JUNKYARD at Cedar Street

A fellow could spend a whole day detailing even a small junkyard like this and down the road, I will. Before this happens, a picture helps to decide how it should be done. This end is reserved for the Hot Rod dream cars that I never had time to build in my younger days. There […]

Mine Scene

The hoist house and shaft house are across a canyon from each other that spreads out the scene. The left rock formation is made in layers set back from each other for a natural effect.

Wood Boxcar Freight House

A few months age, I got an Ayres Scale Models “Box Car Freight House” on eBay. This kit dates back to the early ’60s and is all wood like much the models from that era. My Winslow engine service area was a perfect location for this kit as it goes well with a Campbell loading […]

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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