• 3:10

    Overview of the Virginian & Ohio, Gauley Subdivision

    On March 16, 2008, a landmark model railroad had its last public showing. On this day, Allen McClelland had his last open house for his world famous Virginian and Ohio, Gauley Subdivision model railroad. Due to physical limitations, Allen had to move to a retirement home. About 200 Virginian and Ohio fans came to pay…

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  • 7:32

    Touring the Virginian & Ohio, Gauley Subdivision

    The tour of Allen McClelland’s Virginian and Ohio, Gauley Subdivision model railroad begins with Allen taking us to Kingswood Junction just west of Santell Yard. Here westbound trains appear on the railroad with the Allegheny Midland in back and the Westbound on the main. At Linndale there is a small community with two main industries,…

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  • 9:48

    Operations on the Virginian & Ohio, Gauley Subdivision

    Operations on the Virginian and Ohio, Gauley Subdivision of Allen McClelland at Wingate, train 76 eastbound leaves staging. On the point is Alco Sentry Number 340. Above is the Stone Creek subdivision that passes over Stone Creek and through Stone Creek Cut. Another view of the Stone Creek subdivision track above can be seen. At…

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  • 6:07

    Allen McClelland’s Inspiration and Techniques

    When Allen McClelland built the new version of his Virginian and Ohio, Gauley Subdivision model railroad, Allen Keller wondered if he tried to duplicate anything from the older version. Allen McClelland pulled inspo from the western end of the original and began moving on west from there. He can run some of the same trains…

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  • 6:44

    Scenes From the Old Virginian & Ohio, Gauley Subdivision

    Allen McClelland sits down to view a video of his old Virginian and Ohio, Gauley Subdivision. He reminisces about the abandoned track, the passenger station, the coach track with the rails pulled up. The trains pass by Marshall Chemicals in the background, engine servicing where one of the old cabooses has been modernized. The Valley…

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  • 2:18

    Allen McClelland’s Awards and Recognitions

    Allen McClelland has won many awards and is known as a master model railroader. His awards span from scratchbuilding to kits to photos, to service from the NMRA and others. In Allen’s mind, he has been rather fortunate in his life because he has a drive to achieve high standards. He always liked to get…

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  • 6:18

    Using Carpet for Fascia with Allen McClelland

    For many years, Allen McClelland has been concerned with what type of material to use on his fascia. In the early days, it was quite common to use panels or paint masonite, but painting would have to be done on a completely flat surface and you had to deal with wear and tear on the…

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  • 11:27

    Staging Yard Operations on the Virginian and Ohio, Gauley Subdivision

    Allen McClelland has always been a big believer in staging. On his previous layout, he had two major staging areas that kept the rolling stock separated. It ended up being very difficult because he kept extra cars stored and never operated with all of his rolling stock at the same time. In his current staging,…

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  • 5:43

    Creating Pine Bark Rocks

    A few years ago when Allen McClelland was working on his yard, he looked down at the pine bark mulch he had, and realized it was a good looking strata for sedimentary rock. He started rooting through looking for good pieces and found some sections that would work excellently. He saws them in half to…

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