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    Modeler and DCC expert Steve Barkley is surrounded by a mess of wires, but don’t be alarmed, he knows exactly what he is doing and he’s here to help you out. Wiring your model railroad layout can get a little tricky, but Steve will walk you step-by-step. In this video, Steve demonstrates how to install

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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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    Model railroad rock scenery is typically blanketed with foliage. This is not the case for Al Lindop’s Utah Midland. The layout consists of entirely dry desert terrain. The only scenic element on the layout to provide color is the desert sand. The structures tend to blend in with the terrain, as the entire coal town

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    In part six of the 7-part Utah Midland Railway series, Al Lindop provides an in depth look into the scratch built mines on the Utah Midland. The segment begins with a look at a mine located in Miller Pass, a town located on the model railroad. Miller Pass is home to a miner supply company,

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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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  • Touring the East Canyon Springs
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    Making use of model railroad structure kits doesn’t mean your layout will be cookie cutter. Craftsman kits offer major opportunity for customization, creativity, and originality. The Musselshell & Yogo Peak Model Railroad designed by Bill Briggs offers an excellent example of this. The highly detailed buildings of the M&YP are primarily made from kits. Each

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  • Model Train Layout Design on Dick Elwell’s Hoosac Valley Railroad
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    Dick Elwell claims he didn’t know much about model railroads when he started his journey, but he knew he loved trains. That passion drove him to become the modeling expert he is today. He describes himself as someone who doesn’t plan, but rather credits his layout to luck. He began building Hoosac Valley in 1959

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    Dick Elwell is a prodigy when it comes to wiring and scenery. It’s rare for a modeler to be carefully skilled in both areas of modeling since they are contrastingly different from one another. Allen Keller describes wiring as regimented and linear, whereas he describes scenery as free form. Dick essentially engineered both the wiring

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    The Hoosac Valley Railroad was built in 1959 and is now several decades old yet is still an advanced example of fine modeling. Although the main track line has stayed fairly consistent, Dick Elwell is constantly thinking of ways to update the layout. He continues to incorporate new technology and new techniques into Hoosac Valley

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