• 3:44

    In this video, modeler Martin Tarnrot will demonstrate how he models a forest hill without making any actual model railroad trees. Martin makes them smaller than they would normally be to enhance the forced perspective. To begin, Martin shows a forest that is close to where he lives. One can notice that there is a…

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  • 2:01

    In this video, Allen Keller gives an overview of the Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe. The model railroad belongs to two of the best known authors on all things Santa Fe- Stephen and Cynthia Priest. The railroad runs through Kansas in 1978. Stephen is very familiar with this area since he worked there as…

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  • 9:20

    The Allen Keller tour of the Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad of Stephen and Cynthia Priest begins as Train 991 leaves the yard with its string of piggybacks. On the point is an FP-45 5948, and an SD-45 5408. The big train is bound for Kansas City. Here at Belle Plaine is…

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  • 12:38

    The Allen Keller narration of operations on the Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad of Stephen and Cynthia Priest begins as SF-7 Number 2556 and F-7B Number 256 ease out of the engine facility at Emporium on the way to Merrick. Today they are heading out to power Local 330. Weigh car number…

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  • 5:34

    The HO scale Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad of Stephen and Cynthia Priest runs from Kansas City to Wellington, Kansas in July of 1978. Allen Keller asks Stephen the significance of that location and time period. For Stephen, there happens to be a lot of significance. He spent a lot of time…

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  • 8:37

    One of the questions Stephen Priest most frequently receives when people visit his HO scale Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad is how he supported his railroad and hung the benchwork from his walls. The reason he did this was to be able to have a railroad he could remove from his house…

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  • 13:15

    In this video, Stephen Priest discusses how he details track on his HO scale Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad with Allen Keller. Having worked in the engineering department for the Santa Fe railroad, Stephen Priest realized that railroads put a different amount of money into each track depending on its use, duty,…

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  • 2:54

    One of the challenges that Stephen Priest has when he builds model railroads is how to make attractive, affordable model railroad control panel design. In this video, Stephen discusses how he designed the control panel on his HO scale Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad with Allen Keller. Normally the control panel is…

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  • 5:08

    Manning switch machines to benchwork is a challenge facing all modelers. In this video, Stephen Priest discusses how he installs switch motors on his HO scale Emporia Subdivision of the Santa Fe model railroad with Allen Keller. Stephen has come up with a method that makes it relatively easy and flexible to mount switch machines.…

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