The Home Page Photos

These are the current photos in background rotation on the home page. Click the photo below to see the larger version used on the home page. Each weekend a new photo is added to the top of the list, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo!

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Ron Kemp had occassion to visit Steve Doyle's layout again, and took this late-afternoon photo of a city scene set in Chicago.

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

Alex named this photo "David & Goliath", to demonstrate just how small a Backwoods Miniature 0-4-0ST Porter is compared to a "full-sized" 2-6-6-2T steam locomotive.

Photographer: Alex Zelkine; used by permission.

The South Jersey S Gaugers celebrated their 30th anniversary in September 2019. They took this opportunity to take a group photo. From left to right in each row are:
front row: Pat T., Jim O. (treasurer), John B. (ass't treasurer), Hank W. (president, holding the cake), Frank F. (vice-president), Michael McConnell (secretary, newsletter editor, and webmaster).
second row: Stu G., Ken P., Ed C., Larry D., Rick W., Joe S., Don M.
third row: Joe B., Geoffrey M., Hal F., Larry F., Dennis N., Bill M., Ron S.
unable to be there: Bill A., Tom B., Bob F. Sr, Joe J., Jerry M., Dan M., Mike M., Steve P., Joe R., Rich W., Tom W.

Photographer: Michael McConnell; used by permission.

Paul not only builds freight cars and engines, he also works on automobiles. Paul did not share what make this model's truck is, but he did say that the bed and the stakes came from the Milestone Autos/P-B-L kit of their 1934 Ford stake truck. The photo shows the realistic painting and weathering he did to this model. S-scale is blessed with a large selection of vehicles, fitting most any time-frame. Click on "S Product Gallery" on the right, then on "Vehicles" to explore the vast range. For those currently available for sale, click on "S Resources" on the left, and then "Scenery". In that page do a web browser text search for "vehicles".

Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Chris recently posted a photo of his NKP 2-8-0 on the Groups.io discussion forum. It was a kit by S Scale Locomotive & Supply. He said that it has its original Mashima can motor and flywheel with the worm mounted directly to the worm gear.

Photographer: Chris Rooney; used by permission.

Rusty posted this photo to one of the S-scale discussion groups a while back. Even though the models are of an early generation, a modeler can still have a lot of fun updating, correcting, or fixing them.

Photographer: Rusty Rustemier; used by permission.

A couple of guys are working (well, at least one is) on top of the reefer icing facility, shoving ice blocks into the refrigerator cars. The figure talking with his supervisor is a June's Small World figure (called "The Boozer"), where Gaylord removed the figure's beer bottle in his hand, and replaced it with the steel wire. It just goes to show what a little creativity with figures can do to set all whole different scene.

Photographer: Gaylord Gill; used by permission.

At the Reading Prototype Modelers Meet in September 2019, Bill Lane showed off some of the work he has been doing in S-scale. A Railroad Prototype Meet (RPM) is really a mini convention focused around a particular prototype railroad or just a gathering of people who enjoy modeling the fine details. In addition, there may be local tours of railroad-related items or museums, and perhaps some clinics. Vendors will show their wares, and one or more layouts may be set up in the RPM hall. Since this is open to modelers of all scales, it is a great way to introduce other serious modelers to S-scale.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

Gerry is a true mastercraftsman. His structures are first-rate. This photo is of his banta modelworks "Ridgway Park Hotel". That kit was originally released in 2001. That exterior staircase on the right-hand side with its continuously-varying roof-line must have been a challenge to build.

Photographer: Gerry Evans; used by permission.

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