Although he's not a well known rock star, Donny Irace is a good friend who has built a most enjoyable model railroad. It's based on the nearby Providence and Worcester Railroad, a very successful nearby regional and features mainline action on the Northeast Corridor. Don devotes many of his waking hours to his trains, but nonetheless still manages to have fun with his hobby and has given us a railroad that is a great deal of fun to operate. He has just completed a second web page containing many photos of the large layout built by our friend Bob Davis.
http://anemrr.ejpj.comAlthough the Atlantic New England Model Railroad has a web site in its own right, we've included his page with Don 's and Bob's since all of us are members of the same wednesday operating group. Ed Juaire is starting construction on what will become a very large N scale layout. At present the construction photos are an excellent lesson in multi-level benchwork, but Ed promises to update the site often
Leon Honings, former editor of Modelspoorwagen- the NMRA Bulletin
the Netherlands, has put together a nifty web site about his Chimera
and Western Railroad. Aside from the usual fine photos and
Leon has included video for high speed access users, and has some nifty
downloadable scale rulers and graffiti suitable for model work.
His site has versions in both English and Dutch. Visit this
very professionally done site to see how people from across the
build models of American railroading. Links to many European
We've recently had the pleasure of meeting James Powell, a young man who not only builds wonderful models but also maintains a most interesting web site. Lots of nice photos of his work, and a high quality set of free dowloadable model signs. Word is he'll be moving to the Northeast, and we'll be very happy to see him in person more often.
Wayne Weslowski has long been an outstanding model builder. He
always seems to be among the first to try new techniques that we all
take for granted. He's been an inspiration to us for a very long
time and we're pleased to be able to point you towards some well done
of his wonderful work.
Speaking at conventions is always a joy, and it's even more fun when
you meet someone nice. We encountered Marty at Altoona last year,
and he just informed us about his model web site. Lot's of nice
on this well thought out page, but we're most interested in his car
and interchange program. A must if you enjoy modeling rolling
Mark Doyon has been busily posting photos of his work on the web,
it's worth seeing. In conjunction with Andy Batchley, they've
a nifty high- tech method off improving backgrounds. We'd thought
about borrowing the idea for our scenery tips, but Mark's included
interesting and useful article on their page.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Mick some time ago. He
published some intriguing photos of his Bicci & Onri railroad in
and Walthers about five years ago. We wish he'd shoot some more,
but they're worth a look. His web site shows some of the best, as
well as many links to various musical sites.
to find an American who models European prototype, but the reverse is
the case. Judging by the fine photographs in his site, Paul
has done a wonderful job with his Badger Creek Lumber Co. Paul
been a longtime contributor to the British hobby press and is now
in United States with Model Railroading. In
to his photos, Paul also includes an interesting autobiography, a
of useful tips and much more.
If you're a model railroad enthusiast you'll find something you like
on this page. It's all there if you have the inclination to look-
a nicely done large page that is well worth the visit.
The Hub Division is among the most active of the Northeastern
Region of the NMRA, and we're
to be members of it. Downloading a copy of the Hub Headlight is
worth the effort.
Artie has also started the Bar Mills Model Works, where he sells
nifty signs- the type that have freestanding letters on a metal
We've never had the patience to build one, and we're delighted we can
buy something we've always wanted.
Kalmbach Publications has taken over the hosting of the Accurail
Railroad Magazine Index. If it was published, the index will show
you where to find it quickly with their easy to use search
Our thanks to both Accurail and to Kalmbach for allowing us to discard
our largely incomplete file of magazine index listings.
We almost feel we should apologize for the amount of time it
us to post a link to Kalmbach's home page. The largest of the
hobby publishers, they can always be counted on to provide a very
and very interesting product. Michael publishes much of his work
with them, and they always treat you well and fairly.
Ken Spranza has created a very nice web page that showcases some of
the nicest model railroads around, including several people we are
to consider our friends. Unlike many model rail sites, Ken's
is exquisite. Well worth a visit.
One of the many interesting links from the Highway Project led us to
this posting of highway markers from the past and present. The
has a vast collection of oil company sineage from all eras and all
of the country. Perfect for use on our model railroads even if
may not be in the public domain.
The Matthew billboard museum is an archive maintained by a billboard
company. If you are interested in contemporary model railroading,
they offer a vast selection of contemporary prize-winning billboards
all parts of the country and with interesting graphics advertising
Railway Design Associates is becoming a mature model railroad
with a fascinating line of HO and O scale structures. Rod
the owner, is a friend and one of the more creative people we've
This shows in his kits, which are unlike anything else available- he's
even able to get the feel of handwork into injection molded
much like Alan Armitage did years ago for Revell. A tips and news
page is in the works.
The closest computers come to simulating railroad operations is with
the software that replicates the work of the dispatcher. Signal
Consultants has recently offered a nifty simulation of this important
with demo programs available from their site. Dispatch
Central has a number of free downloadable railroads that you can
your hand at dispatching after you obtain the software. They're written
by enthusiasts for other enthusiasts to enjoy.
Dick Lord is one of the members of the NMRA design committee for
Command Control and an active member of the Layout Design SIG. He's
a layout based on the Maine Central Mountain Division and has also put
up a very interesting home page.
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