Extra Board

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!

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.

Building a White Pass & Yukon Railroad Pipe Flatcar in HOn3

Building a White Pass & Yukon Railroad Pipe Flatcar in HOn3

In anticipation of hauling materials for the potential construction of a major pipeline originating from Alaska’s northern oil fields, the White Pass & Yukon Railroad rebuilt a flatcar to accommodate enormous 80-foot-long sections of 56-inch diameter pipe.

Colorado & Southern Business Car B-3 in On30

Colorado & Southern Business Car B-3 in On30

After purchasing a set of exquisite custom-made castings some years ago, I finally decided the time had come to build Colorado & Southern Business Car B-3.

Buffalo Creek & Gauley’s Dundon Shops in S Scale

Buffalo Creek & Gauley’s Dundon Shops in S Scale

It was in Dundon that the standard gauge Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad had what employees called the “Dundon Shops” where equipment was maintained and repaired.

Urban Narrow Gauge: Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn in HOn3

Urban Narrow Gauge: Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn in HOn3

I was amazed to discover that between 1875 and 1940 the three-foot gauge Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad had its East Boston terminal barely a stone’s throw away from my first apartment in this area.

Long Leaf Sawmill in O Scale

Long Leaf Sawmill in O Scale

I had already decided that my sawmill was to be a model of the prototype at Long Leaf, La. I was familiar with this sawmill, because I have been a long-time member of the board of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum, where the sawmill is located.

Adventures in 3D Printing

Adventures in 3D Printing

Taking advantage of 3D printing services offered by Shapeways makes it possible to create detailed custom models. Jack Burgess shows how he used modern techniques to create a convincing model of a Yosemite Valley side-dump car.

Building a Turpentine Still: A Small Uncommon Industry

Building a Turpentine Still: A Small Uncommon Industry

The turpentine industry was very important in the early days of the United States, and played a key part in the American Revolution by supplying tar, pitch, and turpentine to the navy.

O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

White River Productions is pleased to announce it has acquired O Scale Trains Magazine from publisher Jaini Giannovario, effective immediately.