• 2:00

    Weathering and Paint 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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  • 1:58

    Changing the Layout 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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  • 3:06

    Future of Modeling 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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  • 16:46

    Fine-Tuning Turnouts with Ron Marsh

    As model railroaders, we strive to build smoothly running, reliable railroads, but sometimes common turnout issues can occur along our railways. In this video, Ron Marsh will share his knowledge on diagnosing the root cause of your turnout problems and provide a few easy fixes. Common problem areas are in the point rails and frogs…

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  • 1:59

    Overview of the Piermont Division of the Western Maryland

    This is Howard Zane’s HO scale model railroad layout, a masterpiece that features the 1955 Western Maryland railroad. His Piermont Division is considered a great artistic achievement in the modeling community. The colors, textures, scenery, and structures were all artfully and methodically placed and with incredible detail. Zane has a background in sculpting, designing and…

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  • 11:36

    Touring the Piermont Division of the Western Maryland

    In this video, Allen Keller narrates the movement of trains across Howard Zane’s Piermont Division of the Western Maryland Railroad. The tour begins near Lost Mine, the main coal producer on the railroad with miner homes living near their work. The Daily Train Eastbound Number 4 handles the black diamonds and interchanges at Piermont for…

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  • 8:09

    Operations on the Piermont Division of the Western Maryland Railway

    Allen Keller’s description of operations on Howard Zane’s Western Maryland Piermont Division begins in Hanover. This is an area on the layout that sees a lot of switching activity. Here, a Western Maryland 28-O 772 meets with an eastbound mix train. A Pittsburgh and Lake Erie gondola hooks up with Norfolk and Western hoppers and…

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  • 3:56

    Owner Inspiration and Techniques on the Piermont Division

    Howard Zane spent a lot of time in New Hampshire as a child, and used to live at the base of Mount Piermont. This is the inspiration for the name of the Piermont Division of his Western Maryland model railroad. Most of the names found on the railroad are named after fond locations in Zane’s…

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  • 6:51

    Making Styrene Look Like Wood

    Howard Zane has developed a way to make wood siding for his structures that is quick and easy. His method takes a fifth of the time compared to working with real wood. Clapboard styrene comes in thin sheets with subtle paneling that already resembles wood siding. It is incredibly easy to cut by making just…

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