• 30:41

    Bulkhead Flatcar Modifications

    We join modeler Bob Rivard at his workbench. After he buys a new freight car, he does some prototype research, looking for a perfect photo online that shows the car on the line he’s modeling and from the correct time. In Bob’s case, this is the Soo Line circa 1977. Bob recently purchased a CB&Q…

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  • 29:43

    Weathering a Freight Car

    Modeler Bob “Chooch” Rivard is known for his Soo Line circa 1977 layout. One of his goals is to replicate the freight cars and engines as realistically as possible, and to capture the look of the prototype cars. In this extended video, he shows us how he weathers a freight car using different techniques to…

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  • 14:22

    Bob (Chooch) Rivard – Track Car Cam Montage Part 2

    In this tour of Bob Rivard’s HO scale Soo Line, we visit three places of interest along the layout, including New Brighton and Cardigan Junction, Minnesota. In the first part of the Bob Rivard Track Car Cam Montage, we were outside in Bob’s yard viewing his G scale layout. Now we go inside the house…

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  • 11:06

    Bob (Chooch) Rivard – Track Car Cam Montage

    Garden scale (or G scale) layouts are one of the fastest-growing segments of model railroading. In this camera car video, we take a ride on Bob Rivard’s G scale model railroad, which he has been working on for over ten years. Bob Rivard’s backyard is about 35 x 40 feet. The model also runs into…

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