The Concord Model Railroad Club
invites you to share pictures of model trains, and other railroad
subjects. We are most interested in pictures taken of CMRC modules, or
pictures taken during CMRC events. Email the webmaster if you
have something to share.
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make our 25th Annual Show something special, we are releasing a special
edition boxcar. Here is shot of the actual car, spotted at Door 3 of a
distribution center on Rich's layout.
pulls into the West Franklin
on newly laid track. Contruction and scenery continues on the new
layout. Mainline track is laid through Frankline, and up the grade
Potter Place and Cannan.
|Here is the new "North
Penacook" module. The module is constructed from 3/8" plywood,
corner brackets (that also hold the 1 1/4" wood dowel legs), and
plywood cross braces. The foam is cut to fit, then glued in place with
"Liquid-Nails for Projects". The cork roadbed is also glued down
with the same.
The highlights of this module will be the Stratton Flour Mill, the two
bridges over the the Contoocook River, and the Hanna Dustin
|This is a photo of the
plywood box holds one of the Club's AC power transformer, DCC booster,
and DCC command station. There is a second box, identical, except it
does not have a command station. The top mounted handles makes it easy
to carry both units at once. All the DCC throttles, and
associated cables are packed in a separate container. The CMRC uses a
North Coast Engineering DCC system, and has upgraded to
wireless throttles. See Basic Setup for
how we setup at a show.
The older SystemOne, although still working, has been retired to just
|During the spring of 2003,
the Concord Model Railroad Club built a 12" x 4" layout for the Boston
and Maine Railroad Historical Society. This layout has double
track mainline, and a switching branch line. Three trains can be
running continuously. For scenery, the layout is divided into two
sections. Pictured to the left is the "New England Millyard",
with brick mill buildings, canal, and passenger station. The
other end of the layout has a brick and concrete frieght house,
roundhouse and turntable, and a small yard. This project was a good chance to try some
new construction techniques.
|Jon Miner's B&M GP-7
#1728, an Athearn model, sits outside the Concord roundhouse. The
roundhouse was painted and weathered by club member Rick Maxwell.
Rick's technique involved painting all the brick, then using a light
wash of a morter-colored paint to highlight the area between the
brickwork. By utilizing everyone's
talents, the club suceeds as a whole, and everyone's own knowledge is