MARCH/APRIL 2023: We visit Jerry Hoverson’s HOn3 Colorado Pacific, the narrow gauge subsidiary of his HO scale Rocky Mountain Central. Jim Gray takes us on a tour of his HO Scale abandoned mining town, while Brooks Stover shows us how he scratchbuilt a model of the Swandale planing mill in S scale. Part 7 of Rob Bell’s series on locomotives of the White Pass & Yukon Route describes several “brute” locomotives once used on the railroad. All this and more in the March/April Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette!

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March/April 2023

Volume 49, No. 1

Special Feature

Colorado Pacificby Jerry Hoverson, MMR — A narrow gauge branch line owned by the Rocky Mountain Central


An HO Scale Abandoned Mining Townby Jim Gray — Worn Out and Derelict

Swandale Planing Millby Brooks Stover, MMR — Modeling Another Elk River Coal & Lumber Structure

Locomotives Of The White Pass & Yukon Routeby Rob Bell — Part 7: Early Brute Force

A Few Narrow Gauge Shaysby Peter J. Replinger — Plus A Lesser-Known Washington Logging Line

A Woodcutter’s Shack In Large Scaleby Travis Glass — A Challenge

Build An Auto Flatby Dr. Gregg Condon, MMR — Oddball

The Como Bandstand On My On3 Colorado Central & Southernby Dan Windolph — Quite A Change

Old Placerville Café-Barby Craig Symington, MMR — McCarville Studios

The Narrow Gauge Sceneby Charlie Getz — “Stuff”


White Pass & Yukon Railway Co. 2-8-0 61by David Fletcher

Narrow Gauge Private Car Mascotteby Robert Stears

Spanish Colonial Block Buildingsby Gary Caviglia

Miss Lilly, Dressmaker, Bodie, Neil A. Pfafman

Colorado & Southern Narrow Gauge Gondola 4408by Herman H. Darr

Eureka & Palisade Railroad Gondola 310by Herman H. Darr

Denver & Rio Grande Western Kitchen Car 04800 and Tool Car 04802by Herman H. Darr


Robert’s Ramblings by Bob Brown, Editor

Pigeon Hole — Letters to the editor

In Brief — Small announcements, new items, and corrections

New in Review Model reviews

Book Reviews

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