• 3:57

    In this video lesson, you’ll learn how model railroader Martin Tarnrot models black spruce trees for layouts. Although black spruce trees do not grow everywhere, the modeling methods Martin uses can be applied almost universally to make other types of trees. The trunks are made from 4 mm flower support sticks or similar wooden sticks.

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  • 2:16

    This is the New York, New Haven and Hartford model railroad of Bill Aldrige. This HO layout is the result of extensive historical research and superb scratch-building skills. Bill fell in love with the New Haven as a child and this devotion continued through his working years as a member of the Board of Directors.

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  • 5:13

    We begin the tour of Bill Aldrig’s New York, New Haven and Hartford model railroad with the Boston Local train number 555 leaving the Providence Union Station. To the right is coach yard 17. The consist today is an RPO baggage car and two American Flyer coaches. The train powered by a Class I-1 Light

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  • 11:21

    Operations on the New York, New Haven and Hartford model railroad of Bill Aldrige begin at the Charles Street Engine facility as a 282 heads for the roundhouse. It left the New England local at the Northrup Avenue Yard. A K1B mobile from Charles Street backs to the New London local PN1 as the streamlined

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  • 13:43

    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

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  • 8:28

    Bill Aldrige, owner of the New York, New Haven and Hartford shows one of the scratchbuilt coaches. Built from brass sheeting, these cars were built by the Pullman Standard company out of Chicago in 1930. The model has complete interior details including roof lights, lamps and activated air conditioning. On the interior, the vestibules operate,

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  • 2:30

    Bill Aldrige’s New York, New Haven and Hartford model railroad layout is highly detailed. The layout has a detail that most layouts don’t have – the power and signal lines running with telephone and signal poles. Bill decided to include them simply because they were there. He used spandex for stringing the telegraph wire. The

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  • 2:54

    For owner Bill Aldrige, the challenge of weathering the New York, New Haven and Hartford was that the railroad was not noted for keeping their power clean. With the number of passenger trains the railroad had, they had no time to wash the engines. It was an interesting challenge to reproduce the grime and discoloration,

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  • 3:58

    The track on Bill Aldrige’s New York, New Haven and Hartford looks very realistic. His secret for replicating good looking track is using the three rail sizes that come in sections and look very realistic. The track sections are simply placed on top of the roadbed and a mixture of ballast is applied followed by

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