The Home Page Photos

These are the current photos in background rotation on the home page. Click the photo below to see the larger version used on the home page. The oldest photo is replaced each weekend, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo!

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Photo #1

Dan Vandermause recently downsized his layout. Dan estimates that it is about half the size of his previous layout. In late-June 2018, he held a three-hour operating session which he deemed to be a success! Although fewer operators can be accommodated with this smaller layout, as you can see in the photo, all were having a good time. The young man, John, is taking one of the classical views on a model railroad - sighting down the line; it really draws you into the model. Dan is in the background. The new layout is centered around Milwaukee, and has staging yards at both ends of the layout.

Photographer: Dan Vandermause; used by permission.

Photo #2

William Flatt's Class B General Electric steeplecab electric locomotive kit came as a set of flat photo-etched brass body components plus an assortment of brass shapes and wire, a trolley pole, and white metal traction sideframes. This model was assembled mostly per the instructions, but with road service pilots rather than the footboard pilots included in the kit. It is furnished with an American Models GG1 pantograph instead of the trolley pole. Truck sideframes are Baldwin drop-equalized, originally intended for O-scale traction models. Power, not included, is provided by two NorthWest Short Line S scale "Stanton" drives.

Photographer: Dick Karnes; used by permission.

Photo #3

Taken at the 2016 NASG Convention, this photo shows one of the layouts set up in the vendor room. There are always layouts set up at the NASG Conventions. This year in Boxborough, Massachusetts there will be at least six clubs there displaying their layouts.

Photographer: Bob Werre; used by permission.

Photo #4

Photographed on Rich's Iola, Kansas engine terminal on the Kansas Grain Belt. Both locomotives are SouthWind Models products.

Photographer: Rich Gajnak; used by permission.

Photo #5

The 2018 NASG Convention is coming up soon. In July in Massachusetts, in fact. In addition to vendors, layouts, and clinics, there are also extra-fare excursions offered. This photo taken by Roy, shows attendees of the 2015 NASG Convention in Kansas getting ready for the 20-mile roundtrip on the Midland Railway to Ottawa Junction, Missouri.

Photographer: Roy Inman; used by permission.

Photo #6

Professional photographer Bob Werre took and edited this photo of the recently released gondola kit that he built. The car is a kit produced by Pre-Size Model Specialties. The black-n-white photo nicely back-dates the car.

Photographer: Bob Werre; used by permission.

Photo #7

Sometimes things are damaged, even in our make-belief modeling world. This Iron Rail Models tank car has seen better days, but it is on its way to being repaired.

Photographer: Michael McConnell; used by permission.

Photo #8

The Pequea Valley Model Railroaders club is a multi-scale one. The S-scale layout measures 8'x18', but it is growing. It is hi-rail and operates American Flyer, American Models, and S-Helper Service freight and passenger trains. This photo was taken during the 2016/17 Christmas Display held at the Paradise Township Building at Paradise, Pennsylvania.

Photographer: Glenn Ritter; used by permission.

Photo #9

Shot at Jan's Canyon on Dave Held's layout. The steam engine is an Omnicon Erie Ten-Wheeler, custom-painted for the Port Huron & Northern (PH&N) Railroad. It is heading toward Grindstone City with a local passenger train. Below, Canadian National F9 locomotives pull a passenger train from Detroit to Bay City. The A-unit was kitbashed by Dave from an American Models FP7. The B-unit was kitbashed from two American Models' FP7 A-units. Both projects were done before American Models or SHS had B-units available. Dave painted and lettered both units, and installed DCC and sound. The brass side frames and hardware were from B.T.S.

Photographer: Ken Zieska; used by permission.

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