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  1. Construction of Steam Facilities on the Carson Valley Line

    Construction of Steam Facilities on the Carson Valley Line

    This is the start of construction on the steam facilities on my Carson Valley Line. lots of work to be done ( the large six stall roundhouse, trackwork, etc.)
  2. Construction of Steam Facilities on the Carson Valley Line

    Construction of Steam Facilities on the Carson Valley Line

    This is the start of construction on the steam facilities on my Carson Valley Line. lots of work to be done ( the large six stall roundhouse, trackwork, etc.)
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    How to find obscure steam engines?

    I have been out of the model railroading loop for a long time, though when I was a young kid I was fanatic about collecting and running trains. For some reason that childish spark has come back to me and I have dusted off my decent collection and looking to acquire more engines. I have trains in...
  4. Watching the shovel at work

    Watching the shovel at work

    Bucyrus steam shovel is removing the side of the hill to widen the right of way. Shovel was scratchbuilt, set up on a diorama. Figure in foreground is by Woodland Scenics. Modeling and photo by Bob Boudreau.
  5. display module scene

    display module scene

    Southwestern USA small town scene with former Southern Pacific AC12 cab forward picking up some local fraight cars.
  6. Steam Winch Car

    Steam Winch Car

    The modified HO Old Time Passenger Coach is now a Steam Winch Car and sits on the Anglin Oil Works siding behind a small HOn3 0-6-0T Tan loco.
  7. NP 5002

    NP 5002

    1-1/2" scale Northern Pacific "Yellowstone" 2-8-8-4 #5002. Just completed this year by a member of the Central Oregon Area Live Steamers (COALS) in Bend, OR.
  8. Logging Locos

    Logging Locos

    Most of my logging locos posed for company photographer recently. 3 steamers on left are Shays, on right is a Climax and a Heisler. Two 44 tonners in back, with kitbashed critter in front and a Mack 7 tonner in front of it. Models and photo by Bob Boudreau.
  9. Watching the shovel at work

    Watching the shovel at work

    Interested railroader overseeing the Bucyrus steam shovel at work. HO scale modeling and photography by Bob Boudreau.
  10. Don't Drink Too Much!

    Don't Drink Too Much!

    An employee takes a swig of his whisky, as another employee prepares to go back to his work after lunch. A Rock Island Steamer is taking a spin on the turn table.
  11. Steam

    Steam

    A couple of steamers hang out at the Chip Yard Steam Facility.
  12. Steam at Benton Yard WI

    Steam at Benton Yard WI

    A couple of steam engines hang out in one of the engine facilities at Benton Yard.
  13. August Ice

    August Ice

    The engineer of SLOW Decapod #279 awaits the order to move the last 3 reefers of ice from Cooley's Blue ice in August of 1925. These will soon be in a freight bound for the City of Rochester. The ice house, the ice lift, horse shed, and fence are all scratch built right down to individual...
  14. Out of bounds

    Out of bounds

    Well, here is some of my holiday fun: played around in Photoshop today. Instead of adding something I removed some of the background and foreground. Regards, Ren
  15. SCRATCH BUILT TAYLOR ROUND HOUSE SWITCHER # 567

    SCRATCH BUILT TAYLOR ROUND HOUSE SWITCHER # 567

    ALL BRASS CONSTRUCTION SCRATCHBUILT. HO SCALE
  16. SCRATCH BUILT TAYLOR ROUND HOUSE SWITCHER # 567

    SCRATCH BUILT TAYLOR ROUND HOUSE SWITCHER # 567

    ALL BRASS CONSTRUCTION HO SCALE
  17. OLD CONTENITAL SP MOGUL REBUILT

    OLD CONTENITAL SP MOGUL REBUILT

    DISSASEMBLED AND TOTALY REBUILT WITH NEW CASTINGS AND AN ADDITION OF A GEAR BOX AND CAN MOTOR..MODEL HAD DIRECT DRIVE AS BUILT.
  18. REBUILT-REDETAILED SP M4

    REBUILT-REDETAILED SP M4

    OLD FUJI IMPORT OF A SP M4 MOGUL REBUILT WITH NEW DETAILS
  19. SP MK6  MODIFIED ALCO IMPORT

    SP MK6 MODIFIED ALCO IMPORT

    REBUILT FROM AN ALCO BRASS IMPORT OF AN SP MK 6 # 3269
  20. RECONSTRUCTED SP P7 4-6-2

    RECONSTRUCTED SP P7 4-6-2

    This model started out as a Balboa SP P10 with skyline casing...the previous owner left in the oven too long while baking the paint and it simply came completely apart. I bought it and repositioned the boiler courses to match the configuration of the P6-7 class Pacifics. I scratch built a new...




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