This page will consist of images of model
railways/railroading. As a member of the NMRA (National Model Railroad
Association) my main area of current interest is modelling the Chesapeake
and Ohio and the Pennsylvania (with a nod to many other nearby railroads)
in the 1960s.
Following visits to the mid-west of the USA a developing interest is the study of the railroads in this area. The recent proliferation of models of Santa Fe origin is witness to this.
See below for links to my efforts at modelling US diesel locomotives and the comments about modelling specific prototypes - links and pictures toward the foot of this page.
To find out more about the NMRA follow this link :- NMRA Directory Homepage (NMRA on the Web)
This page will link to the pages of the British Region of the NMRA.
In the meantime. to give you all something to look at (!), here is a tribute to a model railway layout that, like Monty Python's parrot, is no more. For several years it was my great delight and an honour to be included as part of the operating team for David and Nigel Yule's layout "Disentis/Muster". The last show was at Chatham in 1996 and nearly everyone who had operated over the years got to have a go. Fond memories.
As a thank you to David and Nigel here is a picture of the real thing, taken back in 1988. At least on the model we never got to run more than one section of the "Glacier Express" as happened this day! The Furka Oberalp end of the station was getting ready to receive the train from the RhB.
- follow the links to the various models and see the pictures and the comments on modelling specific prototypes in HO. Each page has details as to how I altered commercial model locomotives to more closely match the prototype.
& Ohio BL2 84 from the Lifelike
Chesapeake & Ohio F7 7046 from the Athearn model
Pennsylvania Railroad SW1 8593 from the Walthers model
Pennsylvania Railroad H12-44 9297 from the Walthers model
Nickel Plate GP18 703 from the Lifelike Proto2000 model
Missouri Pacific SD40-2 3158 from the Athearn model
Santa Fe GP50 3835 from the Athearn model
Burlington (C&S) SD9 825 from the Lifelike Proto2000 model
Santa Fe GP20 1150 from the Lifelike Proto2000 model
Santa Fe U23B 6301 from the Atlas model
Southern Railroad U33C 3807 from the Atlas model
Santa Fe GP7 2679 from the Lifelike Proto2000 model
Buriton / Wheelbarrow Rail / US Rosters
( return to Buriton Wheelbarrow home page )