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South Norwalk Iron Works * Coal Gondola Project * Bobber Caboose Project * Vacuum Chamber

1876 New York Central Boxcar Project

Wilson Point Roundhouse (Coming Soon)

Winnipauk Mill (Coming Soon)

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 Upgrading an AHM Old-Time Boxcar  * Tichy Gondola (Coming soon) * Walthers MILW Caboose (Coming soon)

                        Modded Spectrum 4-6-0       NEW - Extending the AHM Civil War 4-4-0

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I-Beams for Benchwork * Do It Yourself  60' Turntable * DIY Homasote Roadbed * Backdrop Painting with Oils


 * The Bellinadrop * Collapsible Paint Spray Booth * Station Signs * Weathering Freight Cars DVD review

Operations Projects


Modeling Fusees  * Review - Alkem Wood Beam Trucks * Paperwork

Housatonic Railroad Design Philosophy

A short History of the Housatonic Railroad

"You're modeling WHAT?" - Why I chose to model a railroad over 100 years old

Downshifting, or how to be happier with less

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Layout Design and Operations Articles

The Ten Commandments of Model Railroad Yard Design

Operations 101 - Surviving Your First Operating Session

All the World is Staging...

Passenger Train Operations -- A Neglected Opportunity

Just Say NO To The Timesaver -- And Here's Why


Operating Timetable for the 1892 Housatonic Layout (7/07)

Housatonic RR Freight Car Roster from the 1892 ORER

Locomotives in Service in 1892

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