• 4:11

    Modeler Josh Clark is back with a video on how to build a model train layout from start all the way to the end. This video will cover everything from designing the layout to the final touches of scenery. The first step is determining what to build and model. Today Josh is in Hendersonville, North…

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  • 2:02

    This is Paul Dolkos’s beautiful Boston and Maine railroad. This HO layout is set in 1952 New Hampshire. Paul has been in the hobby since he was a child and has been taking pictures of trains almost that long. Today he is one of the hobby’s best known model photographers, so his layout scenes are…

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  • 9:38

    We begin the tour of Paul Dolkos’s HO scale Boston & Maine New Hampshire Division model railroad with a JD 1 from White River Junction arriving via Southriver. This train, powered by an AB set of F unites, works through the Woodsriver wind. The mixed cuts back by the Woodsriver station on its way to…

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  • 10:25

    Operations on Paul Dolkos’s HO scale Boston & Maine New Hampshire Division model railroad begin with the local called White Field South powered by a JP-7 1571. It takes the west siding at Wells before crossing the Barre and Chelsey. The train has two cars waiting on the Wells pickup track. The Jeep has picked…

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  • 2:28

    Paul Dolkos’s Boston and Maine railroad never reaches Boston or Maine. Instead Paul modeled the New Hampshire division of the railroad. Allen Keller asks Paul about the railroad’s route through New Hampshire. It is probably the farthest that the Boston and Maine railroad gets. He follows the line that comes up the river valley and…

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  • 3:51

    To make model railroad scenery trees for winter scenes, or deciduous trees in particular, Paul Dolkos recommends finding some armature material that has a complex branching structure. The pieces he shows came off of real trees, so they do not have very many branches and are a bit too sparse for a model tree. Instead…

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  • 12:05

    There is a lot of variety in Paul Dolkos’s Boston and Maine, New Hampshire Division model railroad layout. Three industries in particular are emphasized: paper making, milk processing, and granite mining. Allen Keller asks what Paul finds particularly appealing about those three. For Paul, paper mills allow modelers to build a large industry that takes…

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  • 6:02

    One of the most coveted operating positions on Paul Dolkos’s Boston and Maine layout is the mill job, like that on the White Mountain Paper Company. This represents a sulfite mill in northern New Hampshire and is comprised of: a warehouse with two tracks leading in on the other side of the main line, a…

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  • 3:39

    Learn more about the staging yards and model railroad yard design on Paul Dolkos’s Boston and Maine. North Gorham is open staging and consists of several stub tracks plus a return loop. The return loop makes it very easy to turn trains during an operating session, since you can come in and off the model…

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