• 2:05

    Overview‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Baltimore‌ ‌and ‌Ohio‌ L&S Division

    In this video, Allen Keller introduces the Baltimore & Ohio L&S Division model railroad. This railroad is a result of 50 years of trial and error. Ed Lorence’s HO scale Baltimore and Ohio is the culmination of lessons learned on previous layouts. This railroad runs from Grafton, West Virginia to Fairport, Ohio in 1954. Although…

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  • 9:44

    Touring the Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division

    The Allen Keller tour of Ed Lorence’s Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division model railroad starts as the B&O EM1 Number 7600 passes the engine facility and roundhouse at East Elkins. The big building in the back of downtown Elkins is Riesen Bakery. Its pleasant aroma fails to mask the odor of the other business in…

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  • 16:50

    Operations on the Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division

    Operations on Ed Lorence’s HO scale Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division with narration by Allen Keller starts with a B&O 282 Class Q4 coming out of the Grafton roundhouse. Number 4635 will be the power for the local today. Before it gets out of the yard, the Mecado has to drop his UTLX tank car…

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  • 2:10

    Owner Inspiration & Techniques on the B&O L&S Division

    The Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division model railroad of Ed Lorence runs from East Grafton in West Virginia to Fairport, Ohio in 1954. Allen Keller wonders why Ed modeled this part of the railroad versus a more known section such as Cumberland, Maryland. Ed was reading books on the finale of steam looking for pictures…

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  • 6:30

    Modeling Coal and Other Industries on the B&O L&S Division

    Allen Keller asks Ed Lorence how modeling coal plays into the overall theme of his Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division model railroad layout. It is one of the main products that they haul on the layout and is a crucial feature for 1954. Other model railroad industries include a slaughterhouse and tanning house among others.…

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  • 2:33

    Trackwork on the Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division

    Ed Lorence demonstrates some model railroad track laying tips and techniques that he has learned to keep rails from kinking on his Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division. On flextrack, Ed is using Atlas Code 100 track, where one rail moves while the other is stationary. When you assemble the rails, you have to put a…

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  • 2:58

    Coupling on the Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division

    Ed Lorence, modeler of the Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division model railroad believes that the easy way to close couple locomotives and cars is to use a number 33 coupler instead of a number 5. The shank space is considerably less, so the draft gear parts from the number 33 are not needed and are…

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  • 8:18

    Signals on the Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division

    This is how Ed Lorence makes inexpensive block model railroad signals for his Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division layout. He uses the international Hobby Corporation Kwik-Kits, which have the base, the polls and the signal heads. Step one in assembling the block model railroad signals requires modelers to have the base and the two sections…

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  • 4:25

    Trees on the Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division

    Ed Lorence shows how he makes model railroad trees for his Baltimore and Ohio L&S Division with Goldenrod. This goldenrod is in season, being picked in the last week of October or early November. To make trees, modelers first need to have cheap green paint, either in a glossy or flat finish. The trick is…

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