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Photo #1

This photo was taken at the 2013 NASG Convention in Scranton, PA. Jim Martin (left), who led a scenery clinic, took us down to the layout and vendor room, where he demonstrated some of the scenery techniques that he and The S Scale Workshop club have applied to their Freemo-style layout. Andy Malette (center), who is the current NASG Secretary and a member of the Canadian club, smiles as an attendee of the Convention had just taken a photo of the rock-covered dike on one of the club's modules. The club's U-shaped, point-to-point layout can also be seen in the background.

Photographer: Peter Vanvliet; used by permission.

Photo #2

The subject of the photo is one of the many bridges found on Sam Powell's layout. Sam modeled southwestern Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh area, which is known for its large number of bridges. This was taken during an open house in 2007.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

Photo #3

This photo was taken on Gaylord Gill's "Buffalo & Chautauqua" layout, which represents portions of the PRR's Northern Division in July, 1953. The layout is a point-to-point design, centered on Buffalo, NY. It has a 320' mainline that extends from Brocton, NY at the west end to Emporium, PA on the east end. The trackwork is nearly finished, consisting of 1000 feet of code 100 flextrack and 60 turnouts.

In the photo, River Raisin Models NYC 2-8-2 temporarily has trackage rights on the PRR's Chautauqua branch. Brooks Stover enhanced Gaylord's photo by adding smoke effects.

Photographer: Gaylord Gill; used by permission.

Photo #4

Bob Hogan's cab-forward is pulling a freight train out from under the snowshed. The Southern Pacific AC-12 were the last steam locomotives built for the SP by Baldwin in 1943/44. These 4-8-8-2 locomotives were essentially 2-8-8-4 locomotives run in reverse. The reason being that the crew wouldn't suffocate in tunnels due to the smoke being exhausted behind them. The S-scale model was built by Green Art Brass Scale Models in Korea and imported by SouthWind Models in the year 2000. Only 50 of these models were produced.

Photographer: Bob Hogan; used by permission.

Photo #5

Steve Doyle models the CB&Q in the Chicago area and toward St. Louis. He is a member of the Pines and Prairies S Scale Workshop in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Steve's layout was featured in the 2016 Great Model Railroads, photographed by Bob Werre. The October/November 2015 issue of the free the S Scale Resource magazine contains more photos and background on Steve and his layout (web site).

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

Photo #6

The subject of this photo is Lehigh Valley Models's kit #17, called the "J. Harry Jones Coal Co". Roger made it into his "B.E. Curry Coal Company", a typical small-town coal supply company. Note the local dump truck, and the coal loader at the end of the spur. After years of use, there is a lot of coal spillage along the track. Of course, Roger is well-known for the Fall foliage on his layout, the "Monon's Fourth Subdivision". You can see more of Roger's layout on this web site. Although Lehigh Valley Models' creator, Frank Titman, has passed on, the kits are still available from Phil Kehr (79 Hidden Hill Farm Lane, York, Pennsylvania 17403, (717) 747-0493; no web site).

Photographer: Roger Nulton; used by permission.

Photo #7

The late Lee Johnson is working on building a crossover track on Vic Cherven, Sr and Vic Cherven, Jr's layout in 2007. This is a 40'x65' layout in a dedicated building. It is based on the Southern Pacific. Roger Nulton, himself a third-generation model railroader, wrote about the Cherven's in the June 2008 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch, which includes a complete back-story on the father/son team, as well as several photos.

Photographer: Vic Cherven, Jr; used by permission.

Photo #8

This is another beautiful shot of Steve Doyle's CB&Q-based layout, showing a typical midwest farm scene under the glow of a setting sun. Dave Jasper was the one who did the backdrop painting.

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

Photo #9

A Canadian National diesel lash-up, followed by a New York, Westchester & Boston heater car, head down from the motor shop to Cornwall Bridge Station to take over the northbound Grand Isle Limited for the rest of the trip north to Montreal. The engines are an Overland Models F3 set, painted and lettered by Dan Kirlin, to represent the CNR's first F3 purchase. Shop buildings in the background are kitbashed from a Korber power house and a Lehigh Valley Models engine house. Tower "SC", mounted atop leftover Atlas bridge components, was built from a couple of banta models' towers, has a scratchbuilt roof, and a Plasticville HO-scale signal bridge.

Photographer: Dick Karnes; used by permission.

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