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This photo was taken at the 2018 NASG Convention in Boxborough, Mass. The Canadian "S Scale Workshop" had their layout set up in the Convention hotel. Simon is a member of this group, and he took this photo of one of the scenes on the layout. Engine #4208 is a Canadian National Railways (CNR) 2-10-2, class T-3-a. The model is a kit that Simon designed and for which S Scale Locomotive & Supply provided the parts. There were a total of 10 of these engines bought from the Boston & Albany railroad and added to the CNR roster in 1928. They had originally been build by Alco in 1919. All were scrapped by the mid-1950s. Our "Product Gallery" has a pair of full photos of this model.
Photographer: Simon Parent; used by permission.
This is a group photo of Indiana's Hoosier S Gaugers, taken at the 2019 NASG Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The group is shown behind their modular club layout which they had displayed at the Convention.
Photographer: Charles Malinowski; used by permission.
Figures are an important element in creating a believable scene. Here is a crew taking a mid-morning break at the back of the diesel service workshop. The figures are by Artistta.
Photographer: Terry O'Kelly; used by permission.
At this year's NASG Convention, Gaylord Gill won the best-of-show award with his "Erie FW Interlocking Tower". Gaylord spent many months working on this model since he was going to enter it as a "Master Craftsman"-level entry. He super-detailed the interior, which included 3D-printed switch levers. Meticulous documentation was provided to the contest judges to clearly communicate the amount of effort that had gone into this project. The prototype tower sat at the intersection of the Erie, Buffalo Creek, and PRR railroads, within the city limits of Buffalo. The model will find a home on Gaylord's layout.
Photographer: Gaylord Gill; used by permission.
Alex Zelkin is a Frenchman modeling a fictional Sn3 railroad which he calls the "Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad". His modeling work is exquisite. This photo shows his Railmaster Exports 4-4-0 running on his layout. You can see more photos of his layout on this web site, and this web site. You may also enjoy an on-board video shot on his layout. Alex also wrote a book on how he built his layout, titled "The Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad: History and Construction of a Mining and Logging Model Layout". There are several places that carry his book, so do an online search. Alex is actually in the process of dismantling his layout. We look forward to his new creation!
Photographer: Alex Zelkin; used by permission.
Paul built this pair of Southern Pacific H-70-2 ballast hoppers from scratch. These 70-ton, longitudinal-dumping cars were built by AC&F.
Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.
Camping on Ken Zieska's layout. As Ron stated, "Smell the diesel exhaust mixed with hot dogs!".
Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.
Not every photo has to have a train in it! This is a nice backyard scene, where obviously some work is being done on the car. The longer you look, the more details you'll see.
Photographer: James Roberts; used by permission.
The photo includes a Pacific Rail Shops covered hopper and an American Models caboose, which Dave has customized for the CCT. CCT is the reporting name for the
Central California Traction Company. It is a Class III shortline headquartered in Stockton, California, started in
1905. In 1928 it was sold, jointly, to the ATSF, SP, and WP (now UP and BNSF). The line ran between Stockton and Lodi, and later reaching Sacramento. The section between Lodi and
Sacramento was closed off in 1998 (the rails remain, just in case it is ever needed again).
Slideshow of photos taken in 1977
Photographer: Dave Branum; used by permission.
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