Campbell’s Scale Models “Tall Curved Timber Trestle” times two

Displaying Campbell’s Tall Curved Timber Trestle with 2 kits arranged end to end was my first scenery project for the new layout. Many modelers built at least the single span in the 70’s but rarely seen anymore as the hobby has changed. Kit instructions have templates for a radius up to 36″ of which this …

PASSENGER CARS

Passenger car operation on my previous layouts was impossible with that radius of 24 inches. Now that I run 30 to 40-inch radius curves, those cars at least look better with less overhang. All the cars are being updated with metal trucks, Kadee body mount couplers, and American Limited diaphragms. While I’m at it, some …

TURNTABLES

A while back, I got rid of my plastic Heljan turntable and replaced it with a 14″ Bowser unit. I removed the plywood table top base that comes with the unit as the pit fit perfectly in the hole cut for the old Heljan unit. The motor runs way to fast on 12 volts so …

COAL BARGE

From the Kalmbach book; Bridges & BuildingsArticle by; Frank TitmanThis coal barge was to go with the car dumper that the author built in a preceding article. My model has a cardboard hull, deck, holds, and pilothouse. Strip wood was glued to the floor and used for the other trim. I built it for a …