• 2:26

    Overview of the Model Railroad Club of Union, New Jersey

    This is the Model Railroad Club of Union, New Jersey. The members constructed the club’s building and gave it to the county division of Parks and Recreation in exchange for permanent occupancy. The building is being expanded to 8,400 square feet. The addition means this will probably be the largest club layout in the country…

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  • 18:07

    Touring the Model Railroad Club Layout

    The tour of the Model Railroad Club layout starts with the GP-13. The Gilberton to Pittsburgh run heads westbound powered by three F-3s. The huge Cargill Grain elevators take up much of the yard. There is a lot of work for GP-13 today – two cars will go to the Rahway River Railroad, nine will…

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  • 6:04

    Planning & Inspiration of the Model Railroad Club

    The Model Railroad Club’s main railroad is the Hudson Delaware and Ohio, which runs from Hoboken, New Jersey to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rich Cornell, Club President says that they chose this area because they are an eastern club, so they decided to model an eastern area of the United States. They also wanted to include different…

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  • 2:24

    Magnetic Waybills on the Model Railroad Club of New Jersey

    Dick Kunig is involved in operations in the Model Railroad Club. In front of him are the components of the magnetic waybill system that they use for operations at the club. The waybills in the sample are constructed of a magnetic coated material. The sample shown is the Bellefonte Control book depicting what the colors…

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  • 6:38

    Throw Bar to the Turnouts on the Model Railroad Club

    The track on the Model Railroad Club of Union, New Jersey is hand laid. The club has tried a variety of methods over the years including glue, hypoxi, pliobond and spikes. However, mechanical methods of fastening the rails to the ties have been found to be the best method. They have something that’s unique to…

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  • 3:47

    CTC Machine of the Model Railroad Club of New Jersey

    Pete Ezzard is the Trenton Northern dispatcher of the Model Railroad Club. In this video he demonstrates how to route a train from Northampton to the center track in Trenton Station, following the track schematic on their CTC board. To begin routing the train between Northampton and Trenton, he must throw certain switches in order…

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  • 6:29

    50th Anniversary of the Model Railroad Club of New Jersey

    This video shows the 50th anniversary of the Model Railroad Club. It was started in the basement of Paul Mallery, the Club Founder. It began when four modelers tried to start a club in the Summit area and they couldn’t find space to do so. They started building the layout they have now but much…

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  • 9:09

    Reforesting the Layout with the Model Railroad Club

    Joe Marateo is a member of the scenery crew at the Model Railroad Club. The bush that he is holding in his hand is from Scenic Express and they are called supertrees. The bush is imported from Scandinavia, and it is similar to the bush found in the western United States. There are some large…

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  • 4:53

    Building Overhead Wire with the Model Railroad Club

    Ira Deutsch is a member of the Model Railroad Club. Over the past 5 or 6 years he has been building the overhead wire for the Trenton Northern. He shows some of the various tools he uses for the overhead wire. The most important tool is the soldering iron. You can get the ordinary pencil…

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