• 2:36

    Scenery on the Tuolumne Forks Model Railroad

    Narrow gauge modeler Bob Brown is often asked why there are no mountains on his Tuolumne Forks model railroad when it is a mining and logging layout. The answer is that mountains take up a lot of space on a ¼ inch scale model. What Brown enjoys most about his scenery is the buildings, so…

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  • 1:52

    How To Make Model Railroad Water

    In this video narrow gauge modeler and creator of the Tuolumne Forks model railroad Bob Brown demonstrates how he creates model railroad water for his layout alongside Allen Keller. Brown uses Environtex for his water that has a polymer coating. This is available in most arts and crafts stores. Brown emphasizes the importance of following…

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  • 1:52

    Choosing a Railroad Concept

    Bob Brown, narrow gauge modeler and owner of the Tuolumne Forks model railroad has written in his Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette about choosing a good concept for model railroads. Brown had about a year to develop a concept for his Tuolumne Forks railroad and it was hard for him to decide what he wanted…

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  • 6:25

    Creating Clutter on Tuolumne Forks

    Bob Brown’s Tuolumne Forks model railroad is full of details and clutter. Brown believes these details are important for a railroad’s overall atmosphere. Most real railroads are cluttered with equipment, so it also makes the layout more realistic. Brown loves when observers notice all the little details that bring the model to life. Brown tries…

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  • 5:09

    Operating Tuolumne Forks Railroad with Bob Brown

    Tuolumne Forks is a O&3 freelanced narrow gauge logging and mining railroad. Bob Brown is the editor and publisher of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette.This 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 the Lake Tahoe Resort.…

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  • 1:56

    Structures Within the Tuolumne Forks Railroad

    Tuolumne Forks is a O&3 freelanced narrow gauge logging and mining railroad. Bob Brown is the editor and publisher of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette.This 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 the Lake Tahoe Resort.…

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  • 1:08

    Sound System on Tuolumne Forks

    Tuolumne Forks is a O&3 freelanced narrow gauge logging and mining railroad. Bob Brown is the editor and publisher of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette.This 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 the Lake Tahoe Resort.…

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  • 1:19

    Influential Modelers with Bob Brown

    Tuolumne Forks is a O&3 freelanced narrow gauge logging and mining railroad. Bob Brown is the editor and publisher of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette.This 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 the Lake Tahoe Resort.…

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  • 5:29

    Hand-laid Track on Tuolumne Forks Model Railroad

    Tuolumne Forks is a O&3 freelanced narrow gauge logging and mining railroad. Bob Brown is the editor and publisher of the Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette.This 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 the Lake Tahoe Resort.…

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