• 9:44

    Scenery of the Conrail New Jersey Model Railroad

    In Part 2 of his series on the Conrail New Jersey division railroad of Matt Snell and Debie Baker, Allen Keller’s cameras ride along as an inspection train winds its way from Allentown Station all the way to South Amboy. Along the way, the viewer sees the incredible amount of model railroad structures and scenery…

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    Model Railways Inspiration for the Conrail New Jersey

    Matt Snell’s earliest interests in northern New Jersey railroading began as a railfan in the early 1980s. When he started his model railroad layout planning, he turned to what he most familiar with – Conrail New Jersey in the 1980s, and modeling the gritty industrial areas of north Jersey. In Part 4, Allen Keller discovers…

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  • 17:15

    Model Railroad Plaster Techniques for Making Scenery

    As well-known as it is for its operations-aspect, Lee Nicholas’ Utah Colorado Western railroad has a national reputation for spectacular scenery. In this segment with Great Model Railroad’s Allen Keller, UCW’s resident- scenery expert, Kelly Newton, demonstrates the techniques used to achieve such realistic and believable effects using model railroad plaster. The secrets and tips…

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    4:18

    The Soo Line: Great Examples of Rural Model Train Scenery

    In Part 2 of his series on Ray and Renee Grosser’s freelanced HO layout representing the Soo Line in central Minnesota, Allen Keller, as part of his Great Model Railroads series, takes us for an birds-eye view of the sectional layout. Since the Soo Line (aka the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Sainte Marie Rwy)…

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    7:11

    The Soo Line – Making Model Railroad Trees & Realistic Scenery

    As we’ve seen in an earlier clip, the scenery on Ray and Renee Grosser’s large Soo Line layout features very lifelike scenery, and one of the most notable aspects are the model railroad trees which number in the hundreds. Each has been handcrafted by Renee, and she shares her secrets to making convincing deciduous trees…

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