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Short video of Joe Mainz's HO layout on 1/28/17, following a train around the complete layout. The HO layout is based on the Southern Pacific's "Dalsa Cutoff" at Flatonia, Texas. It was featured in the 2008 Great Model Railroads issue. Joe passed away in 2016.
Enjoy watching a variety Diesel Locomotive hauled Trains from the scenic Mysore - Bangalore line which is currently undergoing Doubling and Electrification simultaneously. This video is specially for all the die hard Diesel lovers out here and this was captured right in time before the Electric Poles and Catenary could get erected and ruin this scenic stretch of land. Almost 90% of the section is electrified and Electric locomotive testing has been completed between Bangalore to Yeliyur. A lot of trains on this stretch will loose its Diesel power once the complete section is Electrified. Hope you enjoy watching this video that was shot at the suburbs of Mysore. It is estimated that more than 30000 People travel between Mysore and Bangalore daily by trains.The Varuna Canal aqueduct was constructed for transporting River Cauvery's water to the interior parts of the Mysore district mainly for farm lands and Agriculture from the KRS / Krishnaraja Sagara Dam. Luckily this Canal was constructed right above the Railway Tracks which helped me to capture aerial view of trains with sharp curves on both the sides. Enjoy the rich greenery surrounded with Paddy Fields, Palm grooves, herds of Cattle and the sound of the flowing water. It was a windy day too and some videos have poor audio sorry about that ! Section Index of Trains Captured Starting from 4:00 ~HUBLI WDP4, 16536 SOLAPUR - MYSORE ~GOLGUMBAZ EXPRESS. ~KJM WDP4, 12613 MYSORE - BANGALORE ~TIPPU EXPRESS. ~HUBLI WDP4B, 12007 CHENNAI - MYSORE ~SHATABDI EXPRESS. ~GUNTAKAL WDM3A Twins, 12975 MYSORE -JAIPUR ~SUPERFAST EXPRESS. ~KJM WDG3A Twins, 16558 BANGALORE - MYSORE ~RAJYA RANI EXPRESS ~HUBLI WDP4,12008 MYSORE - CHENNAI ~SHATABDI EXPRESS. ~KJM WDP4D, 56232 BANGALORE - MYSORE PASSENGER. ~KJM WDG3A Twins, 16557 MYSORE - BANGALORE ~RAJYA RANI EXPRESS. ~ERODE WDM3D, 16231 MYSORE - MAYILADUTHURAI ~THANJAVUR EXPRESS. ~ERODE WDM3A Twins, 16236 THOOTHUKUDI - MYSORE ~TUTICORIN EXPRESS. ~HUBLI WDP4B, 17307 MYSORE-SOLAPUR-BAGALKOT ~BASAVA EXPRESS. ~KJM WDP4, 16024 YESVANTPUR - MYSORE ~MALGUDI EXPRESS. Location : Varuna Canal Aqueduct, Mysore , Karnataka Zone :South Western Railways. WATCH Train Videos in ULTRA HD 4K http://bit.ly/1PtZQu8 Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRailzone © The Rail Zone 2017
I visited Bill Katchel's layout with the HARMS model railroad group in February of this year. WOW what a layout! Bill has done a wonderful job capturing the essence of the PRR with scratch built catenary. Thanks Bill for letting me see your layout.
CBR - Coos Bay Rail Link, Eugene to Coquille, approx. 120 miles. Shots feature the 3 x GP-38s leaving the Coos Bay downtown yard and into the street section. Then some switching at North Bend yard, leaving a long flat car off at a siding, a very pleasant afternoon on the coast. This location would make a great model !
A look over some of the stunning scale model train exhibitions at St Luke's 28th Model Railway show. This time around I was trying to get "Hand Of God" shots as the model railway exhibitors fixed trains after de-railing of crashing. I forgot to pick up the show's info sheet but luckily I found an online draft version. 2. Half Pint Creek, Chris Fraser This is a freelance American outline switching layout in HO scale. It depicts the rather run down Lostan Foundry and is set in rugged terrain on the west coast. All the buildings are scratch built from cardboard and bits from the junk box. 3. Class 38 Pacific Meccano Loco No. 3830, John Thompson This model of the well known class 38 pacific loco of the NSWGR was first built in between 1953 and 1955. It was completely rebuilt in 2003 and every part was overhauled. 5. Electric Car Sheds, Historic Electric Traction This HO scale New South Wales model is based on the now demolished Punchbowl car sheds in Sydney. It showcases the single deck suburban trains commonly remembered as the Red Rattlers. 6. Midway, Ian Williamson This model of a small city is of no particular place and features the CBD and the very efficient tram service from the suburbs. Most of the buildings are by Tomix and Tomy and the trams are from the same makers. 7. Bushtown, Georges River Model Railway Club An N Scale Australian layout that features NSW and Victorian trains and represents a typical branch line in the South West Slopes and Snowy mountains area. The buildings are models of actual structures in NSW. It is DCC controlled using the NCE Powerhouse system. 8. Kidzpower, North Shore Railway Modellers This layout has been developed by the junior modellers and was started in 2013. It had the Bachmann Thomas The Tank tearing up the tracks. 9. Bridport South Western, Peter Betts This unique 4mm scale layout features both standard (18mm) and broad gauge (28mm) tracks. It is set in 1890 and features complicated handmade mixed gauge trackwork that is shared by trains from the London and South Western and Great Western railways. The locomotives and 90% of the rolling stock are scratch built and some are more than 50 years old. There are also many working mechanical devices that add interest to operations. The layout is operated in sync with the recorded commentary. 10. Umatilla Valley Railroad, Milton Brown The Umatilla River Valley and Columbia Plateau are in Western USA. The N Scale Umatilla Valley Railroad is a fictitious short line that connects with the mighty Union pacific Railroad. The model is set in 1950/60’s and features stock from all over western and central USA. 12. Defty, St Luke’s Model Railway Club This is the club’s HO scale modular layout. It allows members to run long trains that may not fit on their smaller home layouts. Despite its size it packs away into a cupboard when not in use. This year it features a mix of Australian, American and British trains. Rob Evans will also be running his OO scale live steamers at regular intervals. As always the Hornby Live Steam did not disappoint. 14. Audreyville, Rob Evans The layout was conceived as a portable layout to take when visiting my granddaughter (who loves Thomas and friends). It unfolds and is designed to be used on the floor with the child able to crawl over it when playing. The buildings are relocatable and all items have been pre-loved. Audrey loves it. Now whats weird is I thought it related to Reverend W. Awdry, creator of Thomas The Tank Engine And Friend. 15. Penguins Halt, Jenny Evans This layout is the “U-Drive” It has an animal theme and has been designed to be fun to watch. Children are welcome to try their hand at driving the trains. 16. Appletree Vale, John Byrne and Lachlan This HO layout was built by the late Peter Legatt of Asquith Model railways and was developed by one of St Lukes junior modelers with assistance from his grandfather. It is a good example of the next step from a basic train set. 17. Thomas Big Loader TOMY, Rick Lovelock This layout is made up of three modules. The train lift scoop and crane are all driven by a single motor unit powered by 1 AA battery. See what Thomas and his friends get up to! 18. Pangbourne Ridge, Rick Lovelock This scenic layout was built by the late Lindsay Dousha and features a narrow gauge – HOe scale logging operation in the steam to diesel transition period. 19. JB Mining, John Bell This freelance layout in Hoe scale features a mine, quarry, crushing plant and cement works. The quarry is reaching the end of its working life and nature is starting to take over again. The local passenger train still runs for workers and tourists. The track winds its way through narrow gorges and tunnels with limited clearance keeping the locos and stock small. Web Links : http://stlukeschurch.com.au/st-lukes-railway-modellers-club/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_transport_modelling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_railroad_layout
HO Scale American Model Trains/Locomotives Layout *Sothern Pacific* Railroad - Hobby Fair 2017.
Model trains in actions