• mra-011226f_u0667u_p
    7:36

    The Conrail New Jersey Railroad of Matt Snell and Debie Baker operates along prototypical rules as much as possible. Discover some model railroad operation tips as Allen Keller’s cameras follow a mixed freight leaving Oak Island Yard bound for Allentown Station, on a busy journey of set-outs and pick-ups along the way. With dozens of… Read more »

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  • model train operations
    9:37

    While Bruce Carpenter has built a lot of mainline heavy freight action into his model train operations, in Part 3 of this Burlington Northern Santa Fe series, Model Railroad Academy’s Allen Keller follows a system local working various jobs between yards in Chicago and Kansas City staging areas in the year 2002. With a GP-38… Read more »

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  • railway routing
    3:35

    Bruce Carpenter had virtually given up the hobby of model railroading back in the 1990s when he got a jolt of inspiration that lead to the design and building of his BNSF layout. He tells MRA’s Allen Keller that he’d participated in clubs and even tried modeling alone, but had lost all interest and had… Read more »

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  • 011001f_U0461U_c
    4:55

    Another fascinating and unique feature of Bruce Carpenter’s HO scale model railroad portrayal of the BNSF is the practice of moving cars. MRA’s Allen Keller learns that with seven different railroads interchanging on his layout, his friends get to run their favorite home road cars on the BNSF. At the start of each four-hour session,… Read more »

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  • model railroad hobby
    3:04

    What captivates Bruce Carpenter and his operating buddies when they visit his outstanding layout, and what motivated him to build a basement-sized modern era railroad in the first place? Learn what originally sparked his interest in the model railroad hobby and keeps his interest piqued in preparing for and then managing a four-hour operating session… Read more »

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  • Operations on the Bluff City Southern
    9:47

    Go back in time with a trip into the railroading past! In this video, get an in-depth view of the Bluff City Southern in full operation. See and hear this train station as it was back in the 1950’s. You’ll experience in fine detail an engine pull into the station and drop off a car… Read more »

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