Thoughts and musings on the hobby of narrow gauge model railroading from editor Bob Brown.
I was fortunate to have visited several of the old California logging lines, and they have inﬂuenced my modeling for more than 70 years.
Designing the ore bin for my O Scale Eureka Mills diorama has been an exercise in historical research and compromise.
After some 16 years of development. the National Model Railroad Association’s “Magic of Scale Model Railroading” exhibit is now open at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacremento.
I do not like to wire model railroads, but after three months of putting it off, I have ﬁnally soldered the dropper wires on my Eureka Mill Railroad diorama.
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.
Inspiration for a model of a unique logging crane come from the cobwebs of memory.
I always wanted to add a 15-inch gauge park railway to my hotel scene. Some of those hotel guests may have needed just one more thing to do.
I seem to have been interested in British model railroading for as long as I can remember. This interest has led me to read model railroad magazines from many other countries over the years.
Built from an Athearn Hustler, the author’s 58-year-old rendition of a Milwaukee industrial locomotive in On30 is showing her age, but still hard at work.
Editor Bob Brown rambles on about early Great Western Model Locomotives and other old friends in the hobby.