• Introduction to Bill & Mary Miller's Model Railroads
    1:20

    In this introductory video, we meet Bill and Mary Miller, the master builders behind two of our favorite custom model railroads. Throughout our series on Bill and Mary’s scenes, you’ll learn about the history and construction of Elk Mountain Timber Co. Railroad, completed in On2.5 scale, and the Ohio Creek Extension of C&S Railway, completed

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  • Exploring a Custom Model Railroad of C&S Railway
    4:05

    Throughout the United States and particularly west of the Mississippi, you’ll find some of the most remarkable feats of railroad engineering. Builders of railroads such as the D&RGW and C&S Railways in Colorado had to surmount incredible challenges in order to ultimately traverse the unique landscape of the American west and tap its copious resources.

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  • Heading Back to Durango
    10:29

    Now that we’ve made our way from Durango to Silverton via D&RGW Railroad, with Doug highlighting some of the essential towns and stations he created along the tracks, it’s time to let Extra 464 West do the talking. With its new haul in tow, watch our lead engine take off from Silverton back down the

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  • 3:14

    In this week’s expert spotlight, we head to the Connecticut River Valley for an insider tour of modeler Paul Dolkos’s HO train layout based on the New Hampshire portion of Boston & Maine Railroad. Paul’s scene, constructed in HO train layout scale and completed over the course of 13 years, is modeled after the tiny

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  • The Model Railroad Mountain Scenery of Ruby Junction
    1:30

    In this video we continue our overview of the HO scale model we constructed of the Ohio Creek Extension on C&S Railway, and head north into the mountains to visit Ruby Junction. The branch line of Ruby Junction spiders off and services a few different portions of Elk Mountain Railway, including Ruby, East Ruby and

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  • 2:23

    Next in our overview of the model railway scene we have created for the Ohio Creek Extension (OCE) of C&S Railway, we stop off in Kebler Pass to take a closer look at one of the railway’s hubs of operation. Similar to some of the other portions of the OCE, Kebler Pass was once known

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  • Exploring the Model Train Scenery of 1940s Gunnison
    4:32

    Some of our favorite model railroad layouts are set in decades past, as far back as the 1940s, when the rail industry was first booming in the west and evidence of World War I still lingered. This era is so fascinating to us that we decided to try our hand at recreating model train scenery

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  • 2:48

    At the northwest corner of our expansive model railroad scene we find Floresta Junction, a large staging yard for the C&S and D&RGW railways. In the yards of Floresta, trains travelling both the Colorado & Southern and Denver and Rio Grande Western railways drop shipments and are turned around and reloaded for return journeys, but

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  • Exploring the Model Railroad Design of Elk Meadow
    4:14

    Continuing our journey along the main line of the C&S Railway, we head north up the Elk Mountain Timber Company Railway into the region of the Elk Meadow range, where we pass through some of this model railroad design’s most spectacular scenic features. We’ll travel higher and higher into the Rocky Mountains and traverse such

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