JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2018: John Campbell created his 4-foot freelanced Fremont module to showcase a typical Colorado mining town of the 19th century. See this and more in the January-February issue of Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette!

L’Aubraie: Large Scale Quarry Operation in a Small Space

L’Aubraie: Large Scale Quarry Operation in a Small Space

Once I built a 45 mm gauge, LGB railway in my garden. A few years later, I became interested in 2-foot gauge railways, and wanted to run 2-foot gauge trains on my existing LGB 45 mm gauge track.


Three Days, 20 Bucks: Alamosa to Chama

Three Days, 20 Bucks: Alamosa to Chama

Here, once again, on the former Rio Grande Southern Fourth Division, the narrow gauge rails, the wooden cars and the iron men put the Rockies to rout.


Armored Simplex Tin Turtle Kit

Armored Simplex Tin Turtle Kit

The Swift Sixteen kit includes remarkably clean resin castings, a sheet of photo-etched parts, brass investment castings for the couplers and door handles, along with a fully assembled power chassis. In addition a selection of brass pins, metal clips and brass rod is included.


Pre-Assembled Menard’s Hobby Shop in HO scale

Pre-Assembled Menard’s Hobby Shop in HO scale

This is a beautifully done model, weathered and well detailed. It rivals many scratch-built models – and I was impressed with my Hobby Shop. I hope Menards will continue to expand its line of train models.


Some Memories

Some Memories

While reviewing Charles Given’s new book From Main Lines to Logging Lines, I was struck by how similar his and my rail fanning experiences have been. I also remembered Charles’ major contributions to the founding of the GAZETTE.


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