NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018: Dave Woodrell, Bill Busacca, and Dale Kreutzer have each built an Sn3 layout depicting the Rio Grande Southern… However, each built a different section of the RGS, and their combined layouts model the entire line end to end. In this issue, Dave Woodrell describes his Sn3 layout, and takes you on a photo tour of a train traveling from Ridgway to Rico. Peter Smith describes his Sn3 Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Company layout, followed by Henner Meinhold’s detailed On30 Bachmann Poter “BETSY,” and much more in the November/December issue of Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette!

Long Leaf Sawmill in O Scale

Long Leaf Sawmill in O Scale

I had already decided that my sawmill was to be a model of the prototype at Long Leaf, La. I was familiar with this sawmill, because I have been a long-time member of the board of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum, where the sawmill is located.


Adventures in 3D Printing

Adventures in 3D Printing

Taking advantage of 3D printing services offered by Shapeways makes it possible to create detailed custom models. Jack Burgess shows how he used modern techniques to create a convincing model of a Yosemite Valley side-dump car.


O Scale American Laundry Wagon by Berkshire Valley Models

O Scale American Laundry Wagon by Berkshire Valley Models

Berkshire Valley’s O scale American Laundry Wagon is their fifth wagon kit. The instructions were clear, and I found the photos and drawings made this an easy, but delicate, kit to assemble.


Fred’s One Stop Gas Station in HO Scale

Fred’s One Stop Gas Station in HO Scale

This kit builds into a complete diorama. From the distinctive billboard figure to the posted gasoline prices on the roofs, this kit “screams” authenticity.


Memories of a Slingshot Locomotive

Memories of a Slingshot Locomotive

Built from an Athearn Hustler, the author’s 58-year-old rendition of a Milwaukee industrial locomotive in On30 is showing her age, but still hard at work.


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