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February 17, 2020

The above photo was taken from a different perspective from any of my previous photos of the Georgia Northeastern Railroad locomotive service facility in Tate, Georgia. For this photo I wanted to replicate a prototype photo I took of the facility so I placed the camera...

January 18, 2020

Recently I had the opportunity to meet John Farrington and see his incredibly realistic Railserve layout. John has a YouTube channel, John2618, and posts layout updates and progress on his recent projects. His current layout is a proto-freelanced one based on a Railser...

December 17, 2019

If you look at prototype train photos one of the cars that really stand out in a consist are the centerbeam flat cars. There are many different designs for the center partition and the variety of loads that they carry make them unique cars. I decided to upgrade a coupl...

November 23, 2019

One of the YouTube channels I really enjoy watching is SOO the Milwaukee Road by William Sampson. William does an excellent job on each episode showcasing his outstanding modeling, prototype history, providing great modeling tips, and even mixing in a bit of humor. His...

October 25, 2019

Frank, Denis, Michael, and Andy visited my GNRR layout during their two week railfan trip to the United States from Germany.

 

The hobby of modeling United States railroads is an international one as I recently found out when I hosted four visitors from Germany. A few m...

October 20, 2019

The new issue of Great Model Railroads (GMR) 2020 from Model Railroader magazine has just hit the newsstands. I was honored that Model Railroader selected my Georgia Northeastern Railroad as one of the ten layouts featured in this special issue. All of the layouts feat...

September 19, 2019

Two tank cars sit on a siding outside of the Imerys facility in Marble Hill as the Trackmobile prepares to move them for pick up by the local. 

What is wrong in the photo show above besides one car is not weathered while the other one is? The answer, both cars have the...

August 31, 2019

Faded and weather-beaten, the BSC F68AH bulkhead flatcar waits for its next assignment in the Georgia Northeastern Railroad's Tate Yard.

Recently ScaleTrains.com released their Bethlehem Steel Company (BSC) F68AH 100 Ton 68’ long bulkhead flatcar. The prototype car was...

August 16, 2019

Modelers gather at the St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers event in St. Louis to check out the hundreds of amazing models on display.

Railroad Prototype Modelers (RPM) events are a great way to meet other model railroaders and be inspired in the hobby. On July 25 and...

July 20, 2019

New rail cars on the prototype don’t keep their pristine look very long after going into service. The effects of weather and road grime quickly appear on the car after only a few months. To make our models look more like the prototype they need to have weathering appli...

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