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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...

July 6, 2019

GNRR 6576, a GP9, heads south past a track inspector stopped on a siding in a Hi-Rail truck, who conducts a roll by inspection of the train.

Photography is a gratifying art form practiced by many skilled professional and amateur photographers. Their photos inspire us an...

June 15, 2019

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) GP38-2 prepares to depart Gee Creek on the Hiwassee Loop excursion trip to Farner, Tennessee.

As part of the ScaleTrains.com special event on May 30, 2019 they chartered a scenic excursion train for their guests operated by the Te...

June 8, 2019

Thomas Klimoski and Tim Garland meet Pelle Soeborg at the ScaleTrains.com event.

On Thursday, May 30th the folks at ScaleTrains.com hosted a get together at their Benton, Tennessee headquarters in advance of the NMRA Southeast Region Convention in Chattanooga, TN. The e...

May 27, 2019

 A scratchbuilt and highly detailed waterfront warehouse built based on a prototype photo highlights the wharf scene on Alan Mole's layout. 

Alan Mole of Atlanta, Georgia recently held an open house for visitors to see his beautiful On30 scale layout. The layout is...

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