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A humble collection of my N Scale model railroad projects...

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On-Line Forums

The Railwire Model Railroad Forum

An excellent on-line forum to exchange and share model railroad projects and ideas

Streamlined Locomotion

Special-interest site and blog dedicated to N Scale streamlined locomotives and architecture

Model Info

The Model Train Magazine Index

A very thorough, searchable database of model railroading magazine articles. You can find any article from any of the major periodicals dating back to 1933.


The world-wide N Scale modeling and portable module standards group. They are the publishers of many helpful books including The N Scale Steam Locomotive Information Book - The Internet Railroad Directory railserve logo

Guide to 13,000 rail-related websites including train travel, model railroading, railfan resources, train simulators, and railroad industry sites

Spookshow International Model Locomotive Database

The most exhaustive on-line encylopedia of N Scale locomotives anywhere! Includes complete write-ups, performance ratings, photos, and copies of magazine reviews of practically every N Scale locomotive ever made.

Prototype Info

Crestline, PA Engine Facility

Dedicated to photos, history, and preservation or the ex-PRR engine facility at Crestline, OH

Northeast PRR Steam Photos

A massive on-line archive of PRR locomotive photographs. This site also includes pages on other types of PRR equipment, and on many other railroads.

PRR Railfan - Drawings

A massive on-line archive of PRR locomotive, freight, and passenger equipment scale drawings.

Railroad Preservation and Historical Organizations

The Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association

History, documents, artifacts, photos, equipment drawings of The Northern Pacific Railway.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society

Dedicated to preserving the history, documents, artifacts, artwork and legacy of The Pennsylvania Railroad.

The Western New York Railway Historical Society

Striving to preserve Western New York's rich railroad heritage and history. They restore locotmotives, rolling stock, and structures from all railroads in the Western New York State area.

Model Railroad Dealers

These are dealers from whom I regularly buy, and whom I trust and recommend

Feather River Trains

MB Klein

N Scale Supply

My preferred manufacturers

These are manufacturers whose products I regularly use, trust, and recommend

Alkem Scale Models

Fine brass, laser-cut wood, and metal detail parts, structure kits, and lineside details

Fox Valley Models

Makers of detail parts, superb modern rolling stock and the best all-brass wheelsets ever made

Gold Medal Models

Etched detail parts and decals for N and HO scale model makers

Hell Gate Models

Specializing in N Scale PRR Headend Passenger Car Kits

Kato USA

Oh, c'mon. You know who they are. Makers of excellent locomotives, rolling stock, spare loco parts and structure kits.

KenRay Models

Resin-cast rolling stock and detail parts, specializing in steel/iron industry items

Micro Loco Motion

Dealer of precision and coreless motors by Faulhaber, Maxon, Nihon, and others. Custom gearheads, gears, worms, and motor assembly

Minutman Scale Models

Makers of Scalecoat Paint, still the finest for airbrushing on any surface, and in my opinion, still the best, most accurate shades of prototypical railroad colors. They took this line over from Weaver Models when Weaver's owner retired.


Surface-mount electronics, LEDs, super fine wire, ultra small sizes of brass and stainless tubing and wire, other ultra-small precision building materials and electronics