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Choo Choo Cityrails Southeastern Region Convention

The 2019 convention of the Southeastern Region National Model Railroad Association was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee in late May at the downtown DoubleTree Hotel. About 280 people attended the convention sponsored by the Region’s Cherokee Division. As usual there were many clinics on model railroading including this one presented by Pelle Seeborg from Denmark on…

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Building a Block for Oakland Part 3

You may remember in the first two segments (part 1 & part 2) on the construction of the Oakland Block for my friend Dave’s Chicago, Denver & Pacific, I built the department store and the Metropolitan building from Bachmann. In this the final segment, you will learn about building the Trade Tower. Although, be aware…

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Building a Block for Oakland Part 1

My friend Dave Houseman asked me to build a block of buildings for his new Oakland scene on his Chicago, Denver and Pacific Railroad. We started with 3 Bachmann buildings. As is my custom I never like to create a structure as the designers intended. I always try to make some differences, otherwise Dave’s buildings…

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Circus Passenger Cars

After building all my circus flatcars and wagons I needed some way for the performers and workers to travel. So I’m going to tell you about the construction of 2 passenger cars for my Keljan Circus. I began with 2 AHM 10-6 sleepers then painted them red with a silver roof. I added wire grab…

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It’s Train Time in the Mountains

The beautiful mountains and lakes of North Carolina were home for 3 days of model railroading fun for members of the National Model Railroad Association’s Southeastern Region during late May. The convention was held near the town of Waynesville, North Carolina, not far from Asheville. It was sponsored by the Carolina Mountain Division of the…

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