• 011206f_U0647u_c-Franklin & South Manchester, New England (Part 3) - A Behind the Scenes Tour
    7:22

    Follow along as the F&SM makes its way through tunnels and mountains of New England. Catch a private tour of the model railroad layout. Indulge in the sights and sounds that New England has to offer. Every inch of this layout tells a narrative through vintage advertising, architectural style of the buildings and steep hills…. Read more »

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  • 011208f_U0649u_c-Operations on the Franklin & South Manchester, New England (Part 3)
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    In the hustle and bustle of New England lies the tracks of the F&SM. They twist and turn through the small dreary towns greeting monstrous industrial buildings and steep rocky mountains along the way. The F&SM locomotive travels through Manchester, Chesterville and Belverton providing some close and personal perspectives of the towns. Join along as… Read more »

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  • 011210f_U0651u_c-Design and Inspiration for the Franklin & South Manchester, New England (Part 3) - PREVIEW
    6:53

    It’s fascinating to delve into the mind of an expert when you are passionate about a particular hobby. There are many great model railroad design experts. One notable modeler goes by the name of George Sellios. He is the owner of Fine Scale Miniatures, a business that creates wooden structure kits for model railroad layouts…. Read more »

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  • 011212f_U0653u_c-Wood using Fine Scale Miniature Kits
    5:35

    George Sellios is creator and owner of Fine Scale Miniature Kits, a company dedicated to selling quality wooden structure kits for model railroads. At one point in his career he was producing 700-800 kits a year. The meticulous craftsman is known for creating kits with careful detailing, but what ultimately sets his kits aside from… Read more »

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  • 011214f_U0655u_c-Weathering with Alcohol, Ink, and Paint
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    George Sellios is known for making countless model train weathering techniques famous. Many techniques used in his layouts have been replicated and recognized as essential procedures for realistic modeling. For example, George doesn’t claim to be the first to use authentic dirt in his layout, but he made it famous. While experimenting with his layout,… Read more »

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  • 011216f_U0657u_c-Q&A with Allen Keller and George Sellios
    7:55

    Allen Keller and George Sellios sit down to discuss topics regarding model railroading. George fills us in on his past and current experience with the craft. His extensive background in modeling is beyond compare. No other model railroad has had as much coverage as the Franklin & South Manchester layout created by George. The layout… Read more »

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  • 011218f_U0659u_c-Making Corrugated Metal
    5:35

    Model railroad buildings allow for diverse designs similar to real life structures. A mixture of building exteriors brings variety to a model railroad layout. A perfect example of this is found in the Franklin & South Manchester layout. George Sellios incorporates a combination of brick, wood and corrugated metal structures in his display. He has… Read more »

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  • 011221f_U0662u_c-Final words with Allen Keller & George Sellios
    5:21

    George Sellios has given us a private tour of his Franklin & South Manchester layout as well as provided step-by-step weathering instructions. He also graciously shared his insights and knowledge of model railroading. In this video, Allen Keller and George Sellios wrap up the tour of the F&SM. Final words with Allen Keller & George… Read more »

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  • Hand Laid Turnouts
    30:36

    There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing track for your model railroad. Code 55 or 40 is appropriate for N scale mainline but unfortunately turnouts aren’t widely distributed for either. In this case, factory made track is not always available making hand laid turnouts the only solution for building this particular scale…. Read more »

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