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Alex Zelkin is a Frenchman modeling a fictional Sn3 railroad which he calls the "Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad". His modeling work is exquisite. This photo shows his Railmaster Exports 4-4-0 running on his layout. You can see more photos of his layout on this web site, and this web site. You may also enjoy an on-board video shot on his layout. Alex also wrote a book on how he built his layout, titled "The Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad: History and Construction of a Mining and Logging Model Layout". There are several places that carry his book, so do an online search. Alex is actually in the process of dismantling his layout. We look forward to his new creation!

Photographer: Alex Zelkin; used by permission.

Paul built this pair of Southern Pacific H-70-2 ballast hoppers from scratch. These 70-ton, longitudinal-dumping cars were built by AC&F.

Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Camping on Ken Zieska's layout. As Ron stated, "Smell the diesel exhaust mixed with hot dogs!".

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

Not every photo has to have a train in it! This is a nice backyard scene, where obviously some work is being done on the car. The longer you look, the more details you'll see.

Photographer: James Roberts; used by permission.

The photo includes a Pacific Rail Shops covered hopper and an American Models caboose, which Dave has customized for the CCT. CCT is the reporting name for the Central California Traction Company. It is a Class III shortline headquartered in Stockton, California, started in 1905. In 1928 it was sold, jointly, to the ATSF, SP, and WP (now UP and BNSF). The line ran between Stockton and Lodi, and later reaching Sacramento. The section between Lodi and Sacramento was closed off in 1998 (the rails remain, just in case it is ever needed again).
Slideshow of photos taken in 1977

Photographer: Dave Branum; used by permission.

Does model railroading always have to be so serious? Let's relax and just enjoy this hobby. This photo was taken by Ken Garber of a Thomas The Tank train built by Jerry Poniatowski at the World's Greatest Hobby show earlier this year. Jerry wrote an article, about how he built this train, in the November 2014 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch.

Photographer: Ken Garber; used by permission.

This was a photo taken by Simon on the S Scale Workshop's layout last year at the Boxborough, MA NASG Convention. Simon designed and built this Canadian National Railways 2-6-0 engine, and Fred Rouse, of S Scale Locomotive & Supply, provided the parts.

Photographer: Simon Parent; used by permission.

As the 2019 NASG Convention approaches, this is a good time to make face-to-face contact with other S-scale model railroaders from all over the country, indeed the world. This photo, taken at the 2016 NASG Convention in Novi, MI, shows former NASG President Bill Winans (center) talking with current Central Vice-President Jay Mellon, with Bill's wife Sandie listening in. This year's NASG Convention will be held from July 30 through August 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It will be hosted by the Central Ohio S Gaugers club.

Photographer: Bob Werre; used by permission.

It was early in the morning when PRR #5627 made its way through town off to aid in some switching duties. This scene was photographed on Peter's first S-scale layout. The locomotive is a Railmaster Exports RS-1 kit built by Peter. The trees are scratchbuilt, as is the lumber storage facility in the center background. The house on the far right is Peter's Greeley contest entry for the 2013 NASG Convention. The track is hand-laid code 80 rail.

Photographer: Peter Vanvliet; used by permission.

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