• 2:34

    The overview of Cal Winter’s Florida East Coast Key West Extension model railroad starts in Glades. Cal narrates that in the furthest southern place where fresh water flowed in the Northern Everglades, water train of cars would be loaded up every day and sent south to a particular drop-off. Later in the day there would…

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  • 8:47

    Our tour of Cal Winter’s Florida East Coast Key West Extension model railroad starts with Train 42, the daily local from Key West to Miami. We find the 462 parked in front of the passenger’s station. The tall building houses the railway express and custom service. At the north end of Trumble Point Yard, 42…

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  • 16:48

    Operations on Cal Winter’s Florida East Coast Key West Extension starts as engine number 306 eases out of its stall and onto the Bona Visa Turntable. The yellow house next door is the yard master’s home. This 482 is one of fifteen owned by the FEC. This wheel arrangement has proven ideal for the road’s…

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  • 3:10

    The Florida East Coast Key West Extension model railroad of Cal Winter follows the Key West extension from Miami to Key West on January 31st, 1930. He selected this particular part of the railroad because the Key West extension captivated him ever since he first learned about it. How a railroad went across the ocean…

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  • 4:03

    The Florida East Coast Key West Extension model railroad of Cal Winter has over 100 square feet of water. Janet Keller discusses how Railserve’s Ross and Gail Allen modeled the water for the layout. The first thing they did was test different shades and colors. They had different test paints with different bottoms and then…

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  • 3:43

    Cal Winter and Railserve’s Ross and Gail Allen actually built a third deck over the top deck of the Florida East Coast Key West Extension model railroad. They had to figure out backdrop lighting versus three dimensional foreground lighting. They chose to light the backdrop separately with a row of fluorescent tubes. They used ordinary…

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  • 9:12

    There are a lot of tank cars on Cal Winter’s Florida East Coast Key West Extension. In this video, Cal Winter will show how he makes one of them. He is demonstrating with a proto 2,000, 10,000 gallon type 21 tank car. This car happens to be Sun Oil but it could be any black…

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  • 10:58

    Cal Winter and Railserve’s Ross and Gail Allen demonstrate how they made the pier castings for the Florida East Coast Key West Extension model railroad. The first thing to do was make a CAD drawing of the pier. Then they took shots in CAD of the various sides of the pier and came out with…

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