In this video, learn about the owner inspirations and techniques on the New York, New Haven and Hartford model railroad of Bill Aldrige with Allen Keller. At the Charles Street Engine facility, a 282 heads for the roundhouse. It left a New London local at the Northrup Avenue Yard. A K1B mobile from Charles Street backs to the New London local PN1 as the Streamline Comet heads for Boston. Engine number 383 heads to the eastbound departure track and the daily local is now leaving Northrup Avenue Yard. To learn more, watch the full video.
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If you’re building a long backdrop for your model railroad layout, you’re going to have to connect the boards together using nails or staples, which means you’ll end up with a fairly visible seam. Expert modelers generally have a couple options during the process of model railroad backdrop construction to cover this seam, but we’ve…Watch Now >>
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