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

That Jeep fire engine/car has got to be the neatest thing! This is an older photo taken on Brooks Stover's previous layout. With a little bit of PhotoShop work, this scene looks very real and believable. Several railroad employees are discussing the events of the day. The tall background mountains make this scene appear very deep.

Photographer: Brooks Stover; used by permission.

Photo #3

The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders club was set up at the annual Amherst Railway Society model railroad show in January 2016. Their layout has something for everyone to enjoy. The club's claim-to-fame is that they are the oldest S-scale club in existence, being founded in 1948. To celebrate their 70th anniversary, they sponsored the 2018 NASG Convention in Boxborough, Massachusetts. They have a web site with a lot more details.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

Photo #4

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Photo #5

In 2004 American Models introduced their line of U25B locomotives. This Great Northern model owned by Terry was one of them. General Electric started building these road locomotives in 1960. This was the first engine they built as a stand-alone company (previously they built with Alco) for the U.S. market (previous diesels were exported only). They built 478 units in the six years they were in production. These engines were nicknamed the "U Boat". It produced 2,500hp. Most of these engines were scrapped by the 1980s. These are the preserved models: MILW #5057, NYC #2500, Naugatuck Railroad #2203, SP #3100 (video #1, video #2), New Haven #2525.

Photographer: Terry O'Kelly; used by permission.

Photo #6

As part of the NASG Convention, attendees could take a tour of the Green Mountain Railroad. This company offers passenger train rides. For the Convention, they used an Alco RS-1 to pull the cars, known as the "Green Fleet". The tour included "run-bys", allowing attendees to view the train as it comes by. This photo was taken prior to boarding the train again.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

Photo #7

You will find S-scale in the oddest of places, so always keep your eyes open, and your camera ready! This photo was taken at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. They have an HO-scale and a G-scale layout in the museum, but we found this static display on the wall. If you have never been to this museum, it is absolutely worth it! There are other museums, stations, or buildings where you can find S-scale on display. We try to keep those updated on this page on our web site.

Photographer: Peter Vanvliet; 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

Bob Hogan recently finished building the new 60-foot flat car kit released by Pre-Size Model Specialties. Here it is on Bob's layout getting ready to be moved around the yard.

Photographer: Bob Hogan; used by permission.

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