• 5:42

    Rail Lynx Infrared Command Control System

    Jerry Bellina was the developer of the Rail Lynx Infrared Command Control System, and Harold Werthwein let Jerry develop it on Harold’s Erie Railroad layout. In this video, Jerry explained how the Rail Lynx System worked. RAIL LYNX SYSTEM The biggest feature was that it was cordless. Consisting of a battery pack and a handheld…

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  • 4:20

    Starrucca Viaduct

    Bridges were a visible sign of the Erie Railroad in its heyday and a notable feature of Harold Werthwein’s layout of the Delaware Division. Harold considered himself lucky to have the best bridge builder in the model railroad hobby build the bridges — Harry McGowan of College Park, Maryland. Harry was also one of the…

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  • 9:27

    Touring the Newport Model Railroad Club Layout: Part 2

    Hop on board as this train takes you through the Newport Model Railroad Club layout. Notice all of the intricate details put into this layout that make this ride such a lively experience. Horse ranches, bridges, buildings surrounded by people, and the beautiful landscape all take an important part in Newport, Minnesota. Enjoy the ride!…

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  • 9:56

    Touring the Newport Model Railroad Club Layout: Part 1

    Take a joyride through the Newport Model Railroad Club layout. Experience the upper midwest as this train takes you through Newport, Minnesota. Check out “Inside the Track” for more tours.

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  • 2:03

    Overview of the Tuolumne Forks Railroad

    In this video you’ll get an introduction to narrow gauge modeler Bob Brown’s Tuolumne Forks Model Railroad. Tuolumne Forks is a O&3 freelanced narrow gauge logging and mining railroad. The layout combines mining and logging with a tourist line. The operation follows the Lake Tahoe Railway and Navigation Company’s transport of tourists from Workshop to…

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  • 13:33

    Touring the Tuolumne Forks Railroad

    In this video we tour Bob Brown’s Tuolumne Forks model railroad. The tour begins at the Lake Tahoe Railway and Navigation Company headquarters in the town of Workshop. An X Denver and Rio Grande Western 28-O Number 15 train interchanges with a standard gauge line bringing in tourists and supplies to the Tuolumne Forks area.…

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  • 3:24

    Bob Brown’s Inspiration & Techniques

    Bob Brown’s Tuolumne Forks is a California logging railroad with a tourist line called the Lake Tahoe Railway and Navigation Company. Allen Keller sits down with the narrow gauge modeler to understand his owner inspirations and techniques. Brown chose a logging line because the prototypes normally did not interchange with other railroads and usually the…

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  • 4:07

    Planning & Inspiration of the Tuolumne Forks Model Railroad

    Allen Keller sits down with narrow gauge modeler Bob Brown to discuss the planning and inspiration for his Tuolumne Forks model railroad. Brown has been able to inspire the devotion of the narrow gauge community through his modeling and the publishing and editing of his magazine, The Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette. Brown has what…

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  • 2:01

    Wood Staining Techniques

    Narrow gauge modeler Bob Brown has two staining techniques that he uses on his Tuolumne Forks model railroad. The stain is created by mixing isopropyl rubbing alcohol with a few drops of black leather dye in a small container. It is important to test the mixture with a scrap piece of wood to make sure…

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