August 2011

August 2011
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August 2011
Volume 80, Number 3

Special features
40 Perspective: Preserving a railroad after it’s gone
by David Lustig
It’s been over 40 years since the last train ran on the Washington & Old Dominion but thanks to some community foresight, portions of the line have been saved for future generations to enjoy.

42 Passenger service on the Allegheny Central by Fred Lagno
Join us as Fred Lagno recounts stories of the passenger operations – both past and present – on his fictional HO scale Allegheny Central.

68 The Monon in Washington County by Cecil J. Smith and John
Built to represent the Monon as it existed in Washington County, Indiana, in 1960, this HO scale layout is part of a museum display.

73 Sixth Annual Ontario Narrow Gauge Show report by Vince Pugliese
Here is a look at some of the more interesting pieces that were on display at this year’s meet.

48 Shakes for a shed
by Larry Canaday
Detailing a shed roof adds a bit of character to simple structure.

50 Model a Lehigh Valley pup by Scott Lupia
Lehigh Valley’s “pups” were SW8’s equipped with dynamic brakes. Here’s how these unique locomotives can be modeled in N scale.

56 Scratchbuilder’s Corner: Foundations, bases and footprints by Bob Walker
This month Bob shares some thoughts on making foundations for structures and installing them on the layout.

65 Rangeley Lakes Railroad milk car by George Dutka
With the addition of some interior details, new lettering and billboard signs, a Bachmann On30 baggage car is converted into a milk car.

72 Scratchbuilding using Google® Maps by Bob Foltz
With programs like Google Maps, if you have access to a computer then the world can literally be at your fingertips. This can be a big aid when it comes to modeling specific locations and structures.

74 RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award: Waterville Mill: A rewarding
by Sam Parker
This reworked IHC kit looks right at home on a waterfront layout.

53 Three foot in the Sandhills: The Palmetto Brick Company’s
industrial railroad
by Nicholas D’Amato
Visitors to this year’s National Narrow Gauge Convention will have an opportunity to witness this unique, link-and-pin equipped, three-foot gauge railroad in operation.