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    The Utah Midland Railway is not your average model railroad. For instance, this layout lacks lush scenes of foliage, or any sign of vegetation for that matter. This railway is surrounded by dusty sandstone cliffs and dry mountains. At first glance, this layout almost appears to be a ghost town, with only a few signs

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    The Utah Midland is a twenty mile shortline that hauls coal from the mines in Spring Canyon. The HO scale occupies 13 by 30 feet of Al Lindop’s basement. The extraordinary three times around dogbone track allows for an excessive amount of track in a dense area. The track plan is unbelievable, and Al continues

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    Al Lindop took an interesting approach to modeling the Utah Midland Railway. Instead of carefully planning out the scenery and operations, he simply jumped in and began modeling what interested him. The mountain scenery and the western roads fascinated Al. Not too many people choose to model areas such as Utah, but Al executed the

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    In part four of the 7-part Utah Midland Railway series, Allen Keller interviews Al Lindop regarding the inspiration behind his railroad and his modeling techniques. A large amount of Al’s inspiration came from problem solving. As Al did not plan out his track or scenery, he had to work through the complications as they arrived.

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    The Utah Midland has over one hundred hoppers on the layout. Al Lindop describes the biggest problem with hoppers as being his tendency to decal or buy ones that don’t belong on the road. For that reason, Al struggles to stick to the few railroads that would normally be represented. The hardest part for him

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  • MRA 014034f_U0861U_c Touring the Kanawha & Western Allegheny PREMIUM
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    In part two of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, Allen Keller provides a complete run down of the journey traveled by AG-1 on the Appalachian rails of C.J. Riley. You will learn more about the scenic elements on the layout and the American industries of 1942 when steam power was at its peak.

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  • MRA 014033f_U0860U_c Introduction to the Kanawha & Western Allegheny FREE
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    Master modeler C.J. Riley invites you to explore his Kanawha & Western Allegheny home layout. You’ll get an inside look at the model railroad with the help of Allen Keller. This is the introduction to a series consisting of nine segments dedicated to the Kanawha & Western Allegheny railroad. Along with a behind-the-scenes tour of

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  • MRA 014036f_U0863U_c Operations on the Kanawha & Western Allegheny FREE
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    In part three of the 9-part Kanawha & Western Allegheny series, Allen Keller delivers an inside look at the operations of the model railroad devised by C.J. Riley. He offers a brief overview of the American Coal Industry during the 1940’s to provide insight into the operations of the Kanawha & Western Allegheny. The Kanawha

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  • MRA 014039f_U0866U_c Finishing Models PREMIUM
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    Every seasoned modeler begins to accumulate various weathering techniques over time. Each modeler has different tips and tricks to offer. With numerous techniques and products available to weather buildings and trains, its just a matter of discovering what ones work best for you. Finishing Models C.J. Riley explored many weathering techniques while building the Kanawha

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