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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.


Better Speed Control For Your Live Steam Locomotives

Better Speed Control For Your Live Steam Locomotives

Controlling small-scale, live steam locomotives can be tricky. They may stall on upgrades, and often run too fast on downgrades – and, slow switching is hard to achieve.


Annie’s Lunch Counter in HO scale from Nick and Nora Designs

Annie’s Lunch Counter in HO scale from Nick and Nora Designs

Despite a few challenges, this kit was fun to assemble and resulted in yet another distinctive structure. The large wall sign for Gold Medal Flour really sets this building apart.


Downtown Deco Atomic Cafe in HO Scale

Downtown Deco Atomic Cafe in HO Scale

This is another winner from Randy Pepprock, owner of Downtown Deco, and features his superb brickwork and design. The kit contains plaster walls, and castings for a hanging sign, a Tichy door, Rix storefront, full color signs, roofing, cast plaster sidewalks, and illustrated instructions.


Operating Sessions

Operating Sessions

While talking with Jim Vail about his column for this issue, I mentioned that I would like to visit his layout during an operating session. Jim holds ops sessions every other month, alternating with Dave Adams’ magnificent On3 Durlin Branch of the Denver & Rio Grande Western.


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