JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021: Garden railroader Alan Olson shares how he refurbished his modular On30 layout. Gary Bothe shows you how to build a foolproof turnout controller using DPDT switches, and radio control parts. Johnny Graybeal continues his series on the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad and its locomotives. Self-propelled log unloaders are described by Peter Replinger, complete with a drawing of one. Mike May completes his three part series on lighting by showing you how to create the Northern Lights. Greg Condon MMR has an article on making mine track, and Dan Windolph continues his series on scratchbuilding an On3 Mogul by continuing to describe how he turns domes. All this and more in the January/February 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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