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Welcome to Extra Board! This section is updated periodically with short features contributed by our readers, as well as some recent favorites straight from the pages of the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette. Check back as we continue to add new articles!

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 11

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 11

WP&YR 69 used her brute strength to help shove trains up the first twenty steep miles north of Skagway, Alaska.

Freelanced Narragansett Railroad in On30

Freelanced Narragansett Railroad in On30

A freelanced version of the Narragansett Railroad as modeled in On30 focusing on structures and scenery.

Upgrading an On30 Grandt Line 18-ton Porter with DCC and Sound

Upgrading an On30 Grandt Line 18-ton Porter with DCC and Sound

East steps to detail an older On30 steam switcher model with the latest digital command control and sound system installed.

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 10

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 10

Continuing our series, we take a look at the short life and tragic end for White Pass & Yukon Route 2-8-0 Consolidation No. 68.

Building an On30 D&RGW Parlor Car “Durango”

Building an On30 D&RGW Parlor Car “Durango”

Scratchbuilding a parlor car following Rio Grande prototypes for narrow gauge service in On30.

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 9

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 9

In early 1900, the company bought three more used locomotives bringing the total number of locomotives to 15.

Spark Bird: Building a Prize-Winning On30 Flanger Caboose

Spark Bird: Building a Prize-Winning On30 Flanger Caboose

Built from parts of an old Ambroid craftsman kit, this On30 model of a flanger caboose won 1st prize at the 2022 National Narrow Gauge Convention.

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 8

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 8

White Pass & Yukon Route 2-8-0 steam locomotive No. 62 was built by Baldwin in June 1900, and remained in service for more than 40 years.

Swandale Planing Mill in S Scale

Swandale Planing Mill in S Scale

Building an S scale model that captures the character and essence of the prototype lumber planing mill at Swandale, W.Va., on the Buffalo Creek & Gauley.

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 7

Locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route: Part 7

An in-depth examination of White Pass & Yukon Route Baldwin-built, outside-frame 2-80 Consolidation No. 61.