JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019: Jeff Scherb takes you on a tour of the 30-inch gauge Kalka-Simla Railway in India. Jeff tells us advanced reservations are recommended because the ride is so spectacular. For something really different read Urban Narrow Gauge by Todd Gieg, where he describes his HOn3 Boston Revere Beach & Lynn. Mike May has modeled the modern narrow gauge scene with his HOn3 White Pass & Yukon layout. Large scalers will enjoy Bob Poli’s F scale South Pacific Coast caboose 47, and scenery fans will learn from Bob Bennett’s techniques for creating a scenic pond. All this and more in the January/February 2019 Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette.

Urban Narrow Gauge: Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn in HOn3

Urban Narrow Gauge: Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn in HOn3

I was amazed to discover that between 1875 and 1940 the three-foot gauge Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad had its East Boston terminal barely a stone’s throw away from my first apartment in this area.


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.


Stoney Creek Designs Main Street Merchants in O Scale

Stoney Creek Designs Main Street Merchants in O Scale

Stoney Creek Designs sells three O scale kits in their 2018 Main Street Merchants series. The kits include a Meat Market and Real Estate Office, a Tin Shop and Pool Hall, and a little Book Store.


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.


A Fresh Look: British Model Railways

A Fresh Look: British Model Railways

I seem to have been interested in British model railroading for as long as I can remember. This interest has led me to read model railroad magazines from many other countries over the years.


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