• 1:59

    Hidden Track

    Harold Werthwein’s layout of the Delaware Division of the Erie Railroad had a fair amount of hidden track, to move the trains between adjacent scenes that in reality were some distance apart. Allen Keller asked Harold how much hidden track there was. Harold never measured it but he estimated 200 feet of hidden track (double…

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  • 4:09

    Making Realistic Road Beds

    Harold Werthwein details how he made the road beds so realistic on his layout of the Delaware Division of the Erie Railroad. He stresses that the road beds were part of the scenery and tried to be very careful with them. TECHNICAL DETAILS The most difficult part was to hand lay double track straight track.…

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  • 3:29

    Controlling Turnouts

    Allen Keller continued his discussion with Harold Werthwein about his layout of the Delaware Division of the Erie Railroad. Topics covered in this video include controlling turnouts, accuracy of the locomotives and rolling stock, use of kits, and the two control systems used. CONTROLLING TURNOUTS Harold had an unusual method for controlling turnouts on his…

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  • 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 small-town serenity of the upper Midwest as this train rolls through the deer-filled forests and charming brick buildings of 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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