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Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 6
Steam locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route.
Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 5, The Climax of the Story
White Pass & Yukon Route’s only Climax geared locomotive came from second-hand Colorado and was used in the construction of the line.
Two Models of White Pass & Yukon No. 81 in HOn3
White Pass & Yukon 81 was a one-of-a-kind diesel that provided an excellent modeling challenge for two hobbyists on opposite ends of the globe.
Scratchbuilt On30 Water Car
This scratchbuilt O scale 20-foot flatcar holds a wooden water tank car complete with a steam driven water pump.
Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route, Part 4: The Twins
White Pass & Yukon ordered a pair of brand new engines from Baldwin Locomotive Works in December 1898 based on the Vauclain compound design.
Buffalo Creek & Gauley’s Motor A Mack Railbus in S Scale
In 1941, the BC&G acquired a 1921-built Mack Model AC railbus. The chassis was built by Mack, the truck people, and the body was built by Brill.
A Narrow Gauge 1:20.3 Scale Outside Frame 0-6-0
Number 12 was one of four 0-6-0 switch engines owned by the Oahu Railway, modeled using a 1:20.3 scale Bachmann outside frame as the base.
Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route, Part 1: Alaskaʼs First Locomotives
The first locomotives to arrive in the Alaska Territory were built in 1881 by the Brooks Locomotive Works for the Utah & Northern Railway, before coming to the White Pass & Yukon.
Hobo Haven: A Shelter in Place Project
A run-down wooden boxcar becomes a haven for the down and out. Chuck Lind describes how he scratchbuilt this unusual model in O scale.
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.”