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Tom Trotter's Pacific Coast Logging Diorama

Tom Trotter’s Pacific Coast Logging Diorama

By the 1880s, logging railroads were common in the dense old-growth forests of California. The loggers would clear-cut sites (usually the easiest to access first) which met their needs for a camp: service buildings, tramways, and sawmills. Tom's diorama includes all the elements of a ...
Tom Trotter's Steam-Powered Rustic Sawmill

Tom Trotter’s Steam-Powered Rustic Sawmill

Tom's sawmill won first place in the popular vote for on-line structures at the 2014 Gateway NMRA model contest. A number of kits and added detail parts were combined to create this highly detailed structure....
Pete Smith’s Beautiful Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Pete Smith’s Beautiful Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Marvel at the scenic wonder and beautiful details on Pete Smith's 28’x20’ Sn3 narrow-gauge layout. Shays and Heislers crawl over the 125-foot loop-to-loop mainline servicing logging, mining and waterfront operations....
Gateway Central VI Paper and Pulp Mill Complex

Gateway Central VI – Another Successful Project Layout

Gateway Central VI HO scale project railroad was designed around two logging industry scenes (one on each side of the layout). One side features a paper and kraft mills with a chip unloading area. The other side is a sawmill scene. The layouts was designed as two pieces that stack for...