MARCH/APRIL 2021: We visit Dave Adams’ expanded On30 Rio Grande Durling Branch layout, including beautiful structures, a working telegraph system, and more. Sam Swanson gives us instruction on weathering wood, Allen K. Littlefield kitbashes an On30 2-6-2T, and Johnny Greaybeal continues his series on ET&WNC No. 7 — the only narrow gauge 0-8-0 in the United states — along with David Fletcher’s beautiful drawings. Pete Replinger has Part 2 on Self-Propelled Log Unloading Machines, Gregg Condon describes building his HOn3 version of Telluride, and Dan Windolph shows you how he built the tender for his scratchbuilt On3 model of Colorado Central No. 10. 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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