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Roger kit-bashed these three Monon bay-window cabooses (cabeese?) for his layout over a period of a year, doing a little bit nearly every day. One tip that Roger provided for the construction of the end railings, was to layout the brass wire parts on top of a scale drawing, held in place by pins. He then soldered them to each other. When the railing was finished, he inserted it into the styrene parts of the car. Since he finds it hard to get the posts to line up perfectly vertical, he holds a soldering iron to near where the post goes into the styrene so that it slightly melts the styrene, which allows him to push the brass pole into position. Superglue holds it in place.
Photographer: Roger Nulton; used by permission.
Sierra Railway Caboose #1 was built by the Sierra Railway (SRR) in 1927 at Jamestown, California. It measured 30' long, with side door and without end platforms. The SRR used a wood frame with truss rods on the #1. It served on the Jamestown-to-Tuolumne local freights for many years operating behind Baldwin 2-8-0 #18. After its useful life on the railroad, it continued to work for the booming movie industry in the late 1940s and into the 1950s. It was retired by 1960 and scrapped in 1970. Bob used milled wood for the roof and the floor, and used 0.040" scribed Evergreen styrene for the body. Windows, doors, K brake parts, and most other details came from a variety of sources, such as Grandt Line and Tichy Train Group. The cupola was made out of styrene. Bob's caboose is being pulled by a Miniature Machine SRR 2-8-0 #18 on his "Sierra Northern".
Photographer: Bob Hogan; used by permission.
This photo was taken at the "Touch-A-Truck & Model Train Show" in Texas City, Texas on October 26, 2019. Texas City is a small oil-industry-based town, where on that day each year they shut down the main street and display large trucks (monster trucks, dump trucks, cranes, military vehicles, police and fire, etc.), have a helicopter land in a parking lot, and have lots of model trains on display. One side of main street has the Texas City Museum, whose second floor houses the Galveston County Model Railroad Club, which features layouts in all of the scales. On that special event, they also host other local clubs to set up in their main foyer. Across the street is another large building that, on that day, holds the local G-gauge club, and the Houston S Gaugers club. This photo is of the Houston S Gaugers' layout as set-up before the doors opened. Nearly all active club members were there, and nearly all of them are NASG members.
Photographer: Jon Butcher; used by permission.
Ron Kemp had occasion to visit Steve Doyle's layout again, and took this late-afternoon photo of a city scene set in Chicago.
Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.
Alex named this photo "David & Goliath", to demonstrate just how small a Backwoods Miniature 0-4-0ST Porter is compared to a "full-sized" 2-6-6-2T steam locomotive.
Photographer: Alex Zelkine; used by permission.
The South Jersey S Gaugers celebrated their 30th anniversary in September 2019. They took this opportunity to take a group photo. From left
to right in each row are:
front row: Pat T., Jim O. (treasurer), John B. (ass't treasurer), Hank W. (president, holding the cake), Frank F. (vice-president), Michael McConnell (secretary, newsletter editor, and webmaster).
second row: Stu G., Ken P., Ed C., Larry D., Rick W., Joe S., Don M.
third row: Joe B., Geoffrey M., Hal F., Larry F., Dennis N., Bill M., Ron S.
unable to be there: Bill A., Tom B., Bob F. Sr, Joe J., Jerry M., Dan M., Mike M., Steve P., Joe R., Rich W., Tom W.
Photographer: Michael McConnell; used by permission.
Paul not only builds freight cars and engines, he also works on automobiles. Paul did not share what make this model's truck is, but he did say that the bed and the stakes came from the Milestone Autos/P-B-L kit of their 1934 Ford stake truck. The photo shows the realistic painting and weathering he did to this model. S-scale is blessed with a large selection of vehicles, fitting most any time-frame. Click on "S Product Gallery" on the right, then on "Vehicles" to explore the vast range. For those currently available for sale, click on "S Resources" on the left, and then "Scenery". In that page do a web browser text search for "vehicles".
Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.
Chris recently posted a photo of his NKP 2-8-0 on the Groups.io discussion forum. It was a kit by S Scale Locomotive & Supply. He said that it has its original Mashima can motor and flywheel with the worm mounted directly to the worm gear.
Photographer: Chris Rooney; used by permission.
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