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Photo #1

copyright © Brooks Stover; used by permission.

Elk River Coal & Lumber Climaxes #3 and #4 have charge of a railfan trip and the lucky fans are getting a ride out in the woods on the Lilly Fork logging branch. The action takes place on Brooks Stover's 12' x 25' layout depicting the ERC&L and the Buffalo Creek & Gauley (BC&G) railroads as they were in the mid-1960s. The locomotives are heavily-modified Bachmann On30 engines fitted with Tsunami decoders. Both the gondola and the combine are built from modified American Flyer shells and are fitted with new trucks and Kadee 802 S-scale couplers. The figures are primarily from Arttista. Brooks uses Fox Valley Models code 138 track with some ties removed. Smoke effects were added in Photoshop. The scene was inspired by the fantrip that took place in 1955 in which the ERC&L Shay #19 took several gondolas of railfans out on the logging branch. Additional photos of Brooks layout can be seen this page, which includes a link to Brooks' web site dedicated to the BC&G and his layout.

Photo #2

copyright © Bill Lane (left in photo); used by permission.

"RPMs" or Railroad Prototype Modelers meets are a great place to get together with other modelers to display models representing a certain prototype. From September 17 through 19, 2021, a group of modelers modeling the Reading railroad got together at the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum in Hamburg, PA. All scales are welcome, and a group of S-scale modelers organized themselves to set up a display of S-scale equipment, as shown in this photo. Eric Hansmann's web site has a listing of recent and upcoming RPMs.

Photo #3

copyright © Roger Nulton; used by permission.

Taking inspiration from Brooks Stover, Roger Nulton spent some time "perfecting" a photo he had taken on his layout using the Adobe Photoshop software application. He just wanted to see what he could accomplish. This scene is of the McDoel Yard Coal Chutes on his layout, which was from a Mini-Structures kit. The particular challenge to this photo editing is the fact that this structure is no more than two inches from the front fascia, which seems to always be captured in the photos. You can see more photos of Roger's layout on this page.

Photo #4

copyright © Gaylord Gill; used by permission.

This photo was taken on Gaylord Gill's "Buffalo & Chautauqua" layout, which represents portions of the PRR's Northern Division in 1953. Brooks Stover added enhancements to Gaylord's photo, including the smoke effects. The scene is at the Pennsy's yard in Olean, NY, and the crew of shifter #8547 prepares to add a cut of cars to train PB-1 as it makes its way to Buffalo. Gaylord hosted formal operating sessions on his layout during the 2016 NASG Convention. You can see more details and additional photos of Gaylord's layout on this page.

Photo #5

copyright © Bob Hogan; used by permission.

The diesel servicing yard is very busy this morning on Bob Hogan's layout. You can see more photos and details about Bob's layout on this page.

Photo #6

copyright © Mike Swederska & Bill Winans; used by permission.

Mike Swederska and Bill Winans each model a private railroad. They each have had decals printed for their respective railroads. So, the idea was to exchange a set of such decals and each modeler build a box car with the other's decals. On the left is Mike's "Meramec Valley Lines" box car on Bill's layout, and on the right is Bill's "St. Louis Eastern and Pacific" box car on Mike's layout. Neat!

Photo #7

copyright © Bill Lane; used by permission.

Bill Lane's friend, Gus Minardi, built this Model Tech Studios' newsstand, customized for Bill. It includes the 1955 PRR calendar hanging on the building; the year that Bill models on his layout.

Photo #8

copyright © Bob Hogan; used by permission.

"The Supply Car" was an online retail store that Bob McCarthy created. In addition to selling other manufacturers' products, he also started creating his own product line of kits. He created passenger cars (based on American Models shells), a flat car kit (a collaboration between Bob M., Charles Boas, and Lake Junction Models), and box car and refrigerator cars (manufactured for Bob M. by Lake Junction Models). Unfortunately, Bob M. had some serious health issues which ultimately led to his passing. Since he was working with Bob Hogan before his passing, Bob H. wound up with Bob M.'s inventory. Bob H. and other local modeler Pete Silcox have been going through that inventory. They recently discovered a number of partially-started models that Bob M. was working on, and so they decided to finish them in a manner that they suspected was Bob M's original intent. These are shown in this photo. The models are posed on Bob Hogan's beautiful layout. One of the models Bob H. and Pete were unaware of was the 50-foot double-sheathed box car kit. The 50-foot kits were apparently available with single doors, 1-1/2 doors, and double-doors (prototype for these cars is unknown). Shown in the photo are (front to back): a Great Northern double-door 40' auto car; two Northern Pacific 40' 10' interior-height box cars; two NP 40' 1-1/2-door box/auto cars, and the "discovered" Northern Pacific 50', this one with the 1-1/2 doors.

Photo #9

copyright © Paul Washburn; used by permission.

The crew of 2-6-0 #1727 is preparing the engine for the day's run on Paul Washburn's layout. You can see many more photos of Paul's layout on this page.

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