MARCH/APRIL 2020: In this issue we visit a 1:20.3, 3-foot gauge Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 2-8-0; a 1:35 scale World War I diorama by French modeler Bernard Junk, the Sn3 West Side Lumber Company layout by Vinny Pellitteri, a re-visit to the HOn3 Mudhens group by Chuck Graham, building a new Rico water tank by Gregg Condon, MMR; and wiring and turnout control by Craig Symington, MMR, on his HOn3 RGS layout. All this and more in the March/April issue of Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette!

The West Side Lumber Co. in Sn3: Part 1

The West Side Lumber Co. in Sn3: Part 1

My primary goal was to construct a lay-out that would capture the “flavor” of the prototype West Side Lumber Co., but not be another “boring logging layout.”


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 537: A 1:20.3 Scale Three-Foot Gauge 2-8-0

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 537: A 1:20.3 Scale Three-Foot Gauge 2-8-0

Burlington 2-8-0 537 had outside frames with brake rods exposed under the driver counter-weights, a long smoke box, Burlington-style cuckoo clock headlight, and a bear trap spark arrester.


Class 10 2-6-2T Trench Engine in On30 by Bachmann Trains

Class 10 2-6-2T Trench Engine in On30 by Bachmann Trains

Given the wide spread sale of surplus Vulcan and Davenport locomotives after the war, this 2-6-2T Trench Engine is very useful for freelance layouts.


Wondercutter

Wondercutter

When I saw the Wondercutter in my latest Micro-Mark catalog, I knew I had to try one, because cutting with an X-Acto knife was getting difficult for me.


Modeling World War I Trench Railways

Modeling World War I Trench Railways

While I have never modeled these military trench railways, I have collected a few models over the years and have shared a few photos here.


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