• 5:04

    Modeling Wooden Planks with Martin Tarnrot

    In this video lesson with Martin Tarnrot, learn how to model wooden planks for your model railroad layout. These wood planks can be adapted for any scale from N and upwards and are a good match for layouts set in the early days of lumber and saw mills. Martin uses one sixteenth of an inch…

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  • 16:17

    Scratch Building Tunnel Portals with Martin Tarnrot

    In this video lesson, modeler Martin Tarnrot demonstrates how he scratch builds tunnel portals for model railroad layouts. Martin uses two inch thick styrofoam to create his portals. Thin styrofoam sheets are also a good alternative if you don’t want to cut the foam yourself. To cut the foam, he uses a styrofoam cutter he…

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  • 2:17

    Overview of the New York, New Haven & Hartford

    In this video, Allen Keller will give an overview of the New York, New Haven & Hartford model railroad layout of John Pryke. The New Haven model railroad follows the line from New York to Boston in 1948. This HO scale railroad features three yards with short running distances between them. Passenger trains play a…

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  • 7:22

    Touring the New York, New Haven & Hartford

    We begin the Allen Keller tour of John Pryke’s New York, New Haven and Hartford with the Merchants Limited leaving South Boston with a streamlined Hudson on the head-in. The 464 eases by the south station interlocking. Number 1407, a class I-5 goes through the South Boston commercial district at the end of the yard.…

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  • 9:38

    Operations on the New York, New Haven & Hartford

    In this video, Allen Keller details the operations of John Pryke’s New York, New Haven and Hartford model railroad. Operations begin at New Haven, where a J-1 Light Mikado will handle the eastbound peddler. Number 3012 goes by the New Haven interlocking tower and the engine facility. On the right is a small yard for…

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  • 4:04

    Owner Inspiration and Techniques: New York, New Haven & Hartford

    John Pryke’s version of the New Haven model railroad, the New York, New Haven and Hartford, runs from Boston to New York with a track plan that doubles back on itself. Allen Keller asks him why he selected this area. John felt the railroad needed a definite run in terms of time and distance for…

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  • 5:57

    Modeling an Era on the New York, New Haven & Hartford

    John Pryke modeled the New York, New Haven and Hartford after September of 1948 which was a very interesting year. He describes to Allen Keller that the New Haven had ordered 33 Alco PA units as their new diesel motive power for passenger service. The first 10 units came in a very nice orange color…

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  • 6:57

    Scratchbuilding an Engine with John Pryke

    In this video, John Pryke, modeler of the New York, New Haven and Hartford will show some details of his R3 A 3 cylinder mountain. John began scratch building this locomotive engine originally in 1961 and then rebuilt it when he learned that the National Model Railroad Association’s national convention was going to be near…

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  • 11:00

    Weathering a Kit with John Pryke

    John Pryke, modeler of the New York, New Haven and Hartford demonstrates weathering on a standard city building model railroad kit. He has added display windows and curtains which make the building look a little bit more lived in. The first step to make the model railroad kit look more real is adding mortar to…

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