Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette March/April 2018

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Special Feature

The San Juan Extension And The Rio Grande Southern – Two HOn3 Model Railroadsby John R. Short — Ùr A’ Tòiseachadh (A New Beginning).


Don’t You Need A Live-steam Bell Locomotive?by Sid Tiesenga — Modifying an Accucraft 1:20.3 scale Dora.

The Army Comes To Stoney Creekby Lee Bishop — The fantasy behind an On30 layout.

The Gilpin Tramway’s Polar Star Mill And Ore Transfer Chutesby Keith Pashina — Re-creating Black Hawk one piece at a time.

Two Railroads In Oneby Richard Jorgensen — Getting the most out of a small layout room.

Adding Shelves To Your Fasciaby Peter Smith, MMR — A place for tools, throttles, drinks, and the idle hands of visitors.

Along The Narrow Gaugeby Mallory Hope Ferrell — My historic photo album: Nevada County narrow gauge, part 1.

Treasure In An Old Studioby Mallory Hope Ferrell — A sidebar.

The On30 Fiddletown & Copperopolisby Bill Gould — An uncommon carrier, part 7: CAD design and a 40-foot steam launch.

Scenery Techniquesby Craig Symington, MMR — Making RGS telegraph poles.

My HOn3 Rio Grande Southern Lizard Head Division, Part 4by Gregg Condon, MMR — Big rock cut to Big Valley through Saw Pit.

3D “Printed” Brass Castingsby Charles Doan — A neat idea.

The Narrow Gauge Sceneby Charlie Getz — Tru-Scale Models, BK Enterprises, Classic Miniatures, and Trout Creek Engineering.


South Pacific Coast, Arcade Depot, Alameda Pier, Californiaby Gary Caviglia

Nevada County Narrow Gauge 1 Grass Valleyby David Fletcher

C&S St. Charles Refrigerator Carby Robert Stears

The Mendocini House, Bodie, Californiaby Neil A. Pfafman


Robert’s Ramblingsby Bob Brown

Pigeon Hole — Letters to the editor.

In Brief — Small announcements, new items, and corrections.

New in Review — Model reviews.

Book Reviews