Dozens of low cost prize winning projects, helpful hints and modeling know-how for building a model railroad.  Yes, a lot of what you see you have seen before, but there may also be a lot of variations that you have not seen before

 

 

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The National Model Railroading Assn. (NMRA) was established to standardize the model railroad hobby.  It provides a forum for many interests, Sponsors contests, and holds Conventions where modelers can meet and exchange interests.

The Northeastern Region (NER) of the NMRA represents the New England States contingent of model Railroaders.

 

 

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This page branches to several small Model-oriented projects I have included at one time or another including:

 

 

  

Passenger combine and Horse car

A model railroad modeling project of a combination stock, passenger and mail service car.  Scratch built construction using jigs and fixtures. Includes How to build a hollow clestory roof from solid stock

      CLICK HERE

      

Prize winning Scratch-built model of a horse transport car
featuring laserjet decals.  Several jigs and fixtures were used in construction.  modeling tips on the North River railroad
Model railroading is fun 

Horse transport featuring home-made decals and detailed construction.

 

   CLICK HERE

 

modeling one of the cars stolen by the Lasalle and Bureau County Railway
(LBCRR) and putting it to use as a track cleaner. for better operation of trains.      

     

Track cleaning cars in guise of a stolen box car and a very unusual box and tank car 

         

  CLICK HERE

 

A Flat car that stays on the tracks

Build a flat car heavy enough to actually use even without a load.  It ain’t pretty from the underside but it looks good from the top

CLICK HERE

 

UNDER A CAR - Several tips for improving operation.  Trucks, couplers etc.

 

CLICK HERE

Track cleaning supplies carrier.
Everything needed to clean rails and track for better operation
contact cleaner, soap, kerosine, balsa wood etc.

Track maintenance caddy and a few personal observations and keeping rails clean to allow slow moving operation

 

      CLICK HERE

Build prize-winning models with this simple holders for glue and small parts
     

Special holders for tiny parts and glue supplies

    

     CLICK HERE

A Simple fixture to help scratch build a combine or baggage car door for model railroad rolling stock  

A collection of modeling tips and “How To” tricks for model railroads including the use of jigs and fixtures

 

     CLICK HERE

 

 

Philosophy of Benchwork

A few concepts I used to build the North River Railway

Signature shot of the North River Railway shows a Class C shay heading toward the sawmill and logging operations across a scratch-built trestle.     

Legal US postage stamps with a picture displaying your own railroad

 

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Last update   7/26/2012