Jim Brooks's D&H

The station is constructed of Evergreen styrene, the window frames and the entry door are commercial products but the freight doors and phonebox are scratchbuilt, the roof is from clevermodels and is a printout on cardstock glued to the styrene roof. I modeled the station roughly as it stood in 1979. I still need to add the electric meter and the "FOR RENT" sign on the south side of the structure. I'am currently working on building the rest of the structures in Thompson, Pa and plan to build the entire scene to be incorporated in a future layout.

The Spreader is a Walthers kit, I did not build or paint this one but I decaled, detailed and weathered it, I tried to weather it to match the picture on pg 114 of the D&H color guide(yellow book). I have a second one that I will be building and plan to super detail it with air and hydr lines as well as some specific D&H details and it will be a red one which is also on the same page of the color guide.

The Hi-wide is mounted on a Walthers HD depressed center flat with GE reporting marks, the load itself is actually a hollow box constructed from balsa wood and is resting on 3 short sections of I-Beams, I used some styrene angle pieces to make the brackets that are welded to the car to hold the load in place. The load is not glued to the car and can be removed in 1 piece, the GE logo on the box is where I used some modelers license but I thought it was a nice touch.

Jim Brooks

More of West Waterford

Kings station and logging company.

Wooden trestle bridge for logging line.

80 ton shay heading up the mountain.

These camps are located 1 mile south of Putnam Station on Lake Champlain. The water will be added later after the docks are added.



Mark Oliviere's Layout Update

I finally got around to sorting through my layout photos, here is the logging company and a D&H freight going by Kings station.

The beginning of the new tunnel located near the trestle bridge. The old exsisting layout I saved and added to it.

Completed tunnel. Fred prepaired the plaster and sorted through the trees for Dave. Dave glued the grass and ground cover then placed the trees on the mountain. I took care of the construction of the frame/screen work, tunnel portals and staining.

A day out hunting.

This is the main power distribution and monitoring panel for the layout. There is also some controls for the turnouts on the module that the panel is mounted to. There are 4 other control panels around the layout for the different modules.

Enjoy, Mark Oliviere


The Afternoon Milk

The Afternoon Milk has left most of its train at Hollister's and is holding on to one car as it shoves back to the water tower at the Skenesborough Station in the early 1950s. Head Trainman Jimmy Wood is seen riding the top to protect the movement.

Things are quiet in the late 70s at the Skenesborough Shop.  There is no Slate Picker today so the Sharks are shut down while the 404 an Ex LV unit waits to lead a trio of Alcos north to Rouses Point. 
Jim Lafayette

More Progress On Deans Railroad

More progress today. Cut in several key switches and cross-overs. Made a jig to mark the second main center line, followed by cork road bed and track. Finally a test run. Next time we'll be installing 18 gauge feeders, a 12 gauge bus, cicuit breakers and a Digitrax Chief DCC system. Soon to follow will be sidings, industries, the yard, an interchange or two, a staging yard and engine servicing tracks.

Enjoy! Chris Rittner & Dean Splittgerber Jr.