Nevada Central: Sagebrush Narrow Gauge

Nevada Central: Sagebrush Narrow

This deluxe narrow gauge volume traces the amazing story of this three-foot-gauge railroad that ran through the heart of the great American Basin. Built to carry the commerce of rich silver and gold strikes, the Nevada Central struggled against tremendous odds for six decades.Often called “a line in the sand,” the 93-mile-long rail route ran between Battle Mountain, where it connected with the Central Pacific, in a southwesterly direction to Austin, Nevada. Most of the rail was 35# iron; the struggling railroad line crossed 66 timber trestles between its end points. The railroad began construction in 1879 to help open up the vast and virtually unpopulated area of the Silver State. Running through some of the most barren and remote high desert sagebrush and mountain country in the West, the Nevada Central rolled down through the years with much of its original equipment, mainly because it could never afford to purchase anything newer.The line was finally abandoned in December of 1937 and was sold for scrap the next year. The narrow gauge equipment that forms a major part of the California State Railroad Museum collection came from the Nevada Central. In 1938, the late Disney artist Ward Kimball purchased the Nevada Central’s 1881-built #2 Mogul for $400. The former Sidney Di...

  • Brand: Heimburger House
  • ASIN: 0911581618

Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale

Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009

The 009 scale, which is used to represent narrow gauge lines of 2ft to 2ft 6in, is experiencing a steady growth in popularity and trade support. Narrow Gauge Modelling in 009 Scale explains issues of scale and gauge for narrow gauge models, considers the origins of 009 scale and identifies some of its pioneers. It outlines the diverse range of prototype narrow gauge railways in Britain and overseas, along with some of the different traditions and practices adopted in different parts of the world.  

  • ASIN: 1785005251

Ho Narrow Gauge Railroad You Can Build: A Narrow Gauge Project Railroad

Ho Narrow Gauge Railroad You Can Build: A

"This project originally appeared as a series of articles in MODEL RAILROADER magazine, and was first published as a book in 1984. That edition has been out for print for more than a decade. In this Silver Anniversary Benchmark Publications' edition, author and artist Malcolm Furlow again shows you how to build your own version of the HOn3 San Juan Central. A new chapter tells what has happened to the railroad and its builder in the past 25 years. "THIS BOOK describes how its author, Malcolm Furlow, built the San Juan Central, an HOn3 model railroad. Malcolm described building this layout in a nine-part series of articles in MODEL RAILROADER magazine (November 1983 to August 1984). These articles were re-published by Kalmbach Books in 1984 - as the softbound HO Narrow Gauge Railroad You Can Build. The book went through three printings by Kalmbach over the next seven years. "Now, 25 years after the first printing, this Silver Anniversary Edition has been produced by Benchmark Publications, Ltd., publishers of the NARROW GAUGE AND SHORT LINE GAZETTE magazine. "While the text, drawings, and photos of the original book have been faithfully reproduced, the front and back covers are new, as is this introduction, and a chapter about the many activities of Malcolm after he built the San ...

  • Brand: Brand: Kalmbach Pub Co
  • ASIN: 0890240582

Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling (Layout Design and Planning)

Guide to Narrow Gauge Modeling (Layout Design and

This book provides an entry point for any modeler interested in building a narrow gauge layout. Narrow gauge railroads remain popular among railfans and modelers due to the spectacular mountain scenery in which many operated. Although narrow gauge layouts have a passionate niche following, there are very few books on this subject. The book is an overview of prototype narrow gauge railroading as well as available models.This is a one-stop book for introducing modelers to the subject of narrow gauge railroading.It explains why and where narrow gauge railroads were built, how they operated, what their equipment was like, and why they were abandoned.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 1627001506
  • UPC: 748224567151

Logging Along the Denver & Rio Grande: Narrow Gauge Logging Railroads of Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico

Logging Along the Denver & Rio Grande: Narrow

Fascinating history of the numerous narrow gauge logging railroads that grew up as feeder lines to the Denver & Rio Grande and the Rio Grande Southern from the Rio Grande River west across the southern flanks of the San Juan Mountains as far as Utah. This well-researched and written book documents the waves of lumber men who established ambitious dynasties and moved from one timber area to another, erecting large mills and building narrow gauge railroads to serve them. The lumber industry flourished from the 1880s through the 1920s and was still shipping lumber out over the DRGW when it was abandoned. The book is divided geographically and chapters cover logging along the D&RG, the logging spurs of Tres Piedras, logging along the Rio Chama, Pagosa Springs and the Sawmill Octopus, logging south of Lumberton, logging the pine south of Dulce, the Rio Grande Southern, timber form the Plateau, log trains at Glencoe, locomotives at La Madera, and rails north of Delores. Excellent detail on the numerous logging companies -- their leaders, methods, rivalries, expansion and contractions. With locomotive rosters for each company. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, drawings, maps and other illustrations. 191 pages with index and bibliography.

  • ASIN: B003Y3ZQTK

On30 Annual 2016: O-Scale Narrow Gauge Railroading for Everyone

On30 Annual 2016: O-Scale Narrow Gauge Railroading for

8.5x11", 114 glossy pages, drawings, photos, color throughout. 2016. "The only annual publication dedicated exclusively to O scale narrow gauge model railroading! Each edition contains fabulous layout tours, detailed modeling projects, great prototype information, fresh product reviews and more. Customizing a Whitcomb Critter • Machine Company • Pinnacle Creek Mining & Timber • Bachmann Boxcar Variations • Freight Equipment of the Tweetsie • An Evolved On30 Module Framework • The Abandoned Enginehouse • Modeling With Foil • "De-Stocking" a Bachmann Stock Car • Backdating the BLI C-16 • Section Houses & MOW Equipment • Modeling Tweetsie Freight Cars • Building a Diesel-Shay • Mid Hudson On30 Meet MOW Contest • The Water Wagon • In The Eye of the Beholder • Heisler Conversion - Part 2 • Build A Crusty Critter • Modeling On30 Sugar Cane Cars •Shelter Cove • An Elderly Modeler's Scenery Woes •On30 Product Spotlight • New releases for 2016.

  • ASIN: B01FTC7X0S

Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande, Chasing the Narrow Gauge, Volume I

Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande, Chasing the Narrow

Today one man is specially recognized as one of the founders of the narrow gauge railroad preservation movement in the United States. He is Robert W. Richardson, who with a friend started the Narrow Gauge Motel in a remote section of Colorado in 1949. Later he and a friend began the Narrow Gauge Museum in Alamosa, which helped initiate the safekeeping of narrow gauge rolling stock, hardware and paper memorabilia. The collection he and Cornelius Hauck started, now housed at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, has grown so large it requires a number of staff and volunteers to catalog and maintain. In this nostalgic volume, Bob recounts his early days as an editor, advertising coordinator, member of the U.S. Armed Forces, motel owner and later as head of the largest narrow gauge railroad museum in the country. Primarily, it highlights Bob's life as an avid narrow gauge fan during the last two decades the Colorado Narrow Gauge still operated as a common carrier. Hardbound, 12 x 9", 200 pages, 267 color and black/white photograghs, maps, charts and ephemera.

  • Brand: Heimburger House
  • ASIN: 0911581537

Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande Southern: Chasing the Narrow Gauge, Volume 3

Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande Southern: Chasing the

In this third volume of his narrow gauge chronicle, noted narrow gauge preservationist Robert Richardson continues to take a close look at the Rio Grande Southern, the 172-mile narrow gauge route that wrapped itself around the craggy and forested San Juan Mountains between Durango and Ridgway, Colorado. In just two years, Otto Mears built a railroad that climbed four mountain passes and featured 142 bridges, including numerous high, spindly trestles. In this 224-page hardbound book, Bob hones in on the town of Ridgway, the various RGS “oasis” towns in the wilderness, mine-rich Telluride, the RGS’ locomotive fleet, the Galloping Goose era and high-in-the-sky Ophir. He also talks about important old RGS records and how he obtained copies, relates humorous insights about hunting season on the line, the Montezuma Lumber Company operations at McPhee, and the last runs of the famed RGS trains.

  • Brand: Heimburger House
  • ASIN: 0911581626

Trackwork Handbook for Model Railroads: Everything You Need to Know About Track

Trackwork Handbook for Model Railroads: Everything You Need

Everything you need to know about Trackwork for your favorite hobby-pastime, Model Railroading, by a leading Expert in easy to read language with plenty of graphics and examples. This newer expanded edition has been revised and updated.

  • ASIN: 0911868909

Build Your Own Steam Locomotive - "Sweet Pea"

Build Your Own Steam Locomotive - "Sweet

Clear and straightforward guide to building a narrow gauge steam locomotive. This guide has proved very popular and there is an annual convention amongst the owners of this model and its variations. The author describes the locomotive as being strongly influenced by Bagnall design, especially the boiler, while most other details have a strong Hunslet feel. The design can also be used to build the popular Metre Maid, the six-coupled version of the Sweet Pea. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and black and white photos. 173 pages.

  • ASIN: 1857611020

Modelling Narrow Gauge Railways in Small Scales

Modelling Narrow Gauge Railways in Small

This invaluable book is essential reading for all those who wish to build a small, narrow gauge model railway layout to a high standard. Comprehensive in its coverage, the book begins with a useful summary of the history and development of narrow gauge railways in the British Isles, and this is followed by a detailed, but easily digestible, consideration of the complex and wide choice of scales available to the modeller. In subsequent chapters, the author covers all aspects of construction, including materials and tools, skills and techniques, layout design, laying the track, scenic modelling, painting, soldering and wiring, as well as the construction of narrow gauge stock and appropriate buildings. The author provides clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs to show the reader how to build a straightforward narrow gauge model of a fictitious late 19th to early 20th century light railway in 4mm scale on 9mm track. He also suggests how the methods he has used can be adapted to other scales and briefly explains, by way of example, how they can be transferred directly to 7mm scale. Fully illustrated with 223 colour photographs and also included are several working sketches.

  • ASIN: B00V2JW7GI

Narrow Gauge Inspiration 2: A further selection of prototypes to inspire the narrow gauge modeller.

Narrow Gauge Inspiration 2: A further selection of

This book contains details of lovely French stations that I think are irresistible, all of them on metre gauge lines that are long gone. Few managed to struggle on to the end of the 1930’s, and of those that did the Second World War pretty much wiped them out. Closure dates in the late 1940’s are all too common ….if road competition alone wasn’t enough to finish them, their equipment was pretty much worn out by then and there was no money to replace it. It is only through old pictures, mainly postcards, and through models that the memory of these little railways can be kept alive

  • ASIN: 1493632329

Robert Richardson's Rio Grande, Volume II: Chasing the Narrow Gauge

Robert Richardson's Rio Grande, Volume II: Chasing the

In this second volume of his narrow gauge chronicle, noted narrow gauge preservationist Robert Richardson takes a close look at the Rio Grande’s Silverton and Farmington branches, the Third Division between Salida, Gunnison and Montrose, and the Valley Line between Mears Junction and Alamosa, Colorado. With 50-year-old photographs and firsthand accounts, Richardson offers the most authoritative chronicle yet on this portion of the Denver & Rio Grande Western’s Rocky Mountain narrow gauge railroad empire. In a landscape (9 x 12") format that lends itself to large photographs, Bob shows the railroad, its operations and equipment in dramatic style. This 208-page hardbound book features color covers and an all-color, 16-page photo section with photos taken as far back as 1950. Features 100-pound glossy, enameled paper and a beautiful Gil Bennett color painting on the cover.

  • Brand: Heimburger House
  • ASIN: 091158157X

Modeling Narrow-Gauge Railroads (The Chilton Hobby Series)

Modeling Narrow-Gauge Railroads (The Chilton Hobby

Describes prototype narrow-gauge railroad lines, introduces the tools, materials, and techniques used to produce realistic models and scenery, and offers advice on planning a layout

  • ASIN: 0801972930

More Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge: Modeling the Colorado & Southern (Modeling the Colorado & Southern, 2)

More Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge:

Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11.5, 312 glossy pages, color and b/w photos throughout, detailed drawings, index. "More Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge is a collection of 88 articles by Harry W. Brunk that originally appeared in the bi-monthly magazine, NARROW GAUGE & SHORT LINE GAZETTE. It continues the story told in the author's first book, Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge, of his HOn3 scale model railroad. He based his Union Central & Northern Layout on the Clear Creek District of the 3-foot-gauge Colorado & Southern Railroad that ran from Golden, Colorado, to just beyond Silver Plume. "Although this book tells the story of the author's layout, it is not a how-to-do-it book. Rather it is a book of inspiration and motivation - the author has an infectious enthusiasm for his modeling and his subject. Thus More Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge is also a history book - modeling the C&S as it was in the late 1920s and early 1930s required a great deal of research. The history of the area is discussed in the text and reflected in the accurate modeling not only of the railroad and its equipment, but also of the houses, churches, mines, and businesses along the line. "Whether you are a model railroader, a railfan, or just curious about the intimate details of the Clear Creek Ca...

  • ASIN: B003SIRLGW

Slim Rails Through the Sand: A Graphic Presentation of the Carson & Colorado - Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Railroad

Slim Rails Through the Sand: A Graphic Presentation

Second printing of this fascinating look at the Carson & Colorado -- the Southern Pacific's narrow gauge line from Mound House, Nevada to Keeler, California. With locomotive, equipment and station diagrams and photos designed for use by modelers. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With rosters, track maps and timetables. End papers show system map. 104 pages.

  • ASIN: B001OX8PXG

Up Clear Creek on the narrow gauge: Modeling the Colorado & Southern

Up Clear Creek on the narrow gauge: Modeling

Up Clear Creek is a collection of 54 articles by the same title that originally appeared in the bi-monthly magazine, NARROW GAUGE AND SHORT-LINE GAZETTE. It is the story of the author's HOn3 scale model railroad. He based his Union Central and Northern layout on the Clear Creek District of the 3-foot gauge Colorado & Southern Railroad that ran from Golden, Colorado, to just beyond Silver Plume, Colorado. Although this book tells the story of the author's layout, it is not just a how-to-do-it book. Rather, it is a book of inspiration and motivation-the author has an infectious enthusiasm for modeling and his subject. Thus, Up Clear Creek is also a history book: modeling the C&S as it was in the late 1920s and early 1930s required a great deal of research. The history of the area is discussed in the text and reflected in the accurate modeling not only of the railroad and its equipment, but also of the houses, churches, mines, and businesses along the line. Whether you are a model railroader, a railfan, or just curious about the intimate details of the Clear Creek Canyon area of Colorado, you will find something of interest in this book. Modelers will find inspiration and techniques that are applicable whatever railroad they model, be it Eastern, Western, narrow or standard gauge, l...

  • Brand: Brand: Benchmark Publications
  • ASIN: 0961546735

Narrow Gauge and Short Line GAZETTE: Accurate Information for Fine Modelbuilding - July/Aug 1997, Vol 23, No. 3

Narrow Gauge and Short Line GAZETTE: Accurate Information

106-page magazine-book about train modelbuilding. This 1997 copy includes 12 feature articles ranging from The Narrow Gauge Scene to SSteam and Narrow Gauge in CUba; Includes 7 Plans from Sieera Railway Company Station, Sonora, California to Colorado Central #4; 7 Departments of Robert's Rambling's Column, In Brief, Book and Video Reviews and more.

  • ASIN: B00UP37IBQ
  • UPC: 764966679204

Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette (May/June 1986, Volume 12, Number 2)

Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette (May/June 1986,

May June 1986 issue of Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette (Volume 12, No. 2), the leading fine railroad modeling magazine. With numerous articles on every aspect of the hobby and prototype railroads, including cabooses of the Tionesta Valley Railroad, Sonora & Camino Mill #1, the Tavares & Aucilla Railroad, Part 2 in building Powell's Produce, painting figures, Deadwood Central (SD) 3-foot gauge trolley car, West Side Lumber Co. #15, Lawndale Railway & Industrial Co. gondola, history of the Slim Gauge Guild, Part 12 of the Sawmill Chronicles (the log turner), Part 38 of Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge (Old Missouri firehouse), Part 13 of modeling the ore processing mill (miscellaneous mill equipment), a Porter 0-6-0, railcars on the Bridgton & Saco River, and cabin cars plus regular features such as detailed schematic plans, new product reviews, book and video reviews and the photo gallery. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. Packed with advertisements. 98 pages.

  • ASIN: B00632UH1Q

John Norwood's Railroads

John Norwood's

This volume, John Norwood’s fourth in a series, covers a much broader range of railroading than his previous books.Though John is one of the country’s leading Rio Grande Narrow Gauge experts, he has chosen to feature many different rail lines in text and photographs. His general railroad experience is vast and infinite. His father who began his railroad career in 1909, was a typical boomer Morse telegrapher, having worked for 23 different railroads in his life. John adds, “And our family saw all of those railroads.”Within these pages John relates his colorful stories and vivid memories of small lines such as the 162-mile-long Rio Grande Southern, for whom he worked, to large railroads such as the Missouri Pacific, Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, Union Pacific, Colorado Midland, D&RGW, Illinois Central, Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern-Frisco, Rock Island, Milwaukee, San Diego & Arizona Eastern and others.

  • Brand: Heimburger House
  • ASIN: 0911581316
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