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. The oldest photo is replaced each weekend, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo!

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Photo #1

Back in the year 2000, B.T.S. did a run of their "Coon Gap Sawmill" kit in S-scale. This is a photo of the model that Bob Hogan built for his Sierra Northern railroad. The model could be ordered with the optional sound system. The laser-cut kit came with brass and pewter metal detailing parts, and a bound instruction manual.

Photographer: Bob Hogan; used by permission.

Photo #2

William Flatt's Class B General Electric steeplecab electric locomotive kit came as a set of flat photo-etched brass body components plus an assortment of brass shapes and wire, a trolley pole, and white metal traction sideframes. This model was assembled mostly per the instructions, but with road service pilots rather than the footboard pilots included in the kit. It is furnished with an American Models GG1 pantograph instead of the trolley pole. Truck sideframes are Baldwin drop-equalized, originally intended for O-scale traction models. Power, not included, is provided by two NorthWest Short Line S scale "Stanton" drives.

Photographer: Dick Karnes; used by permission.

Photo #3

Mike Marmer has been busy replacing his original American Flyer hopper cars with those produced by S Scale America (sold through Des Plaines Hobbies). This photo shows such a unit train of SSA coal cars. The train is pulled by a pair of American Models' U25B locomotives, which have been converted to DCC.

Photographer: Mike Marmer; used by permission.

Photo #4

The Pennsylvania-based North Penn S Gaugers club brought their layout to the 2018 NASG Convention in Boxborough, Massachussetts. As you can see from the photo, the layout is still very much under construction, but what they have already looks impressive. In the photo from left to right are club members Norm L., Mike B., and Ray N. (not pictured were members Hugh S., Roger G., and Barry S.).

Photographer: Michael McConnell; used by permission.

Photo #5

A Rock Island American Models RS3 running light over the bridge on Steve Doyle's layout. Steve is a member of the Pines and Prairies S Scale Workshop club. He models the CB&Q around Chicago.

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

Photo #6

Professional photographer Bob Werre took and edited this photo of the recently released gondola kit that he built. The car is a kit produced by Pre-Size Model Specialties. The black-n-white photo nicely back-dates the car.

Photographer: Bob Werre; used by permission.

Photo #7

Sometimes things are damaged, even in our make-belief modeling world. This Iron Rail Models tank car has seen better days, but it is on its way to being repaired.

Photographer: Michael McConnell; used by permission.

Photo #8

This photo is of a scene on the South Jersey S Gaugers club's layout as it was set up at the 2018 NASG Convention.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

Photo #9

Paul Washburn turned out another masterpiece with this scratchbuilt Southern Pacific 2-6-0 #1767. The model appears fresh from the paint shop, so some dirt and grime still needs to be added. The locomotive is pulling a mixed freight train, the first of which is the new East West Rail Services stock car kit. The locomotive is almost entirely made of brass, including the tender (the tender has a few detailing parts made out of styrene). You can see a photo of the under-construction model here.

Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.

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