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    • July 2, 2020 7:31 PM EDT
    • Outstanding Cuz!


      Who scored the NP passenger consist ?  Great Trains (Ralph is dead man)??

    • June 29, 2020 8:13 PM EDT
    • That's a great video, Matt....   Looks like you have a super time and great weather for Southern Illinois......        Love the NP passenger train.   I rode the prototype back before it became Amtrak in the early 70's.   Chicago to Seattle in a sleeper...  In January..... Ran 12 hours late because it was so cold in North Dakota and Montana, all the water fills were frozen..   Even so, it was a wonderful trip through the Cascades with 3-4 feet of light fluffy snow on the ground.  All you could see was the rails....  Ties were completely snow covered then plowed..  

    • June 29, 2020 1:05 PM EDT
    • Nice to see the RailPro promos!   The "bedroom" conversation at 2:44 cracked me up!

    • June 29, 2020 8:30 AM EDT
    • Eric,

      Your videos are great entertainment.  Thank you for sharing.  Good job on the railroad and good job on the videos. 


    • June 29, 2020 7:09 AM EDT
    • these are some home made and modified critter locomotives pulling scratch built cars. all are 7/8" to the foot scale.


      The little rail bus started life as an Accucraft Dora. I added the plow and wooden cab. the passenger car was modified to be a trailer. it was completely scratch built.


      the beast with a large flywheel is a Regner Vincent. I added my own scratch built flywheel and smoke stack. the flywheel was cut on my then new CNC milling machine. the smokestack is a piece of brass tubing with a lathe turned finial for fun.


      The shop built loging loco was almost completely scratch built. It uses a Graham steam engine (motor) with a scratch built boiler and running gear. My son and I each built one one Christmas break for his school project. I added some detail stuff since.


      The little tipper cars or skips were scratch built using plywood and thin metal along with some wire and purchased wheel sets. I wrote an article for Garden Railways Magazine about building them. the hopper and large wooden tip car were started by freinds. the hopper was in pieces and required some imagination to finish. the tip car was a gift. i did some modifications to make it more rugged for my railway.


      the hand car is completely scratch built. the wheels were CNC machined, scavenged gears transmit power from a miniature gear motor powered by a 9v battery. this too was written up in Garden Railways.


      the figures are mostly hand modeled Sculpy clay except for the hand car guy who was carved from maple wood.

    • June 28, 2020 2:59 PM EDT
    • Thanks Forrest! Yeah, the track on that section of the railroad is floating on ballast. So, there is some give and take in it. I have several other videos with that chessie in it too!



    • June 28, 2020 12:10 PM EDT
    • Nice video, Matt....         

    • June 28, 2020 11:16 AM EDT
    • Matt , A great video, Your trains are sounding and looking great, Great job


    • June 27, 2020 11:58 PM EDT
    • Opening scene at the bridge made a grand beginning for the video.

      Interesting seeing track move down/compress a bit under trucks as cars come off end of bridge, have seen real life track do that so many places and so many times under the weight carried by cars' axles/trucks.

      Which is why track is built the way it is.

      Hey, I wanna see more of that Chessie GP! (yeah, I know, it looks just like all the rest of its class & the visiting steamer with train was the star of this show anyway)

    • June 27, 2020 10:09 PM EDT
    • My good friend Ken came by this past Thursday with his steam engine and new passenger cars.


    • June 27, 2020 10:09 PM EDT
    • My good friend Ken came by this past Thursday with his steam engine and new passenger cars.


    • June 20, 2020 11:19 PM EDT
    •     A train ain't a train without a great caboose. Good job.





    • June 20, 2020 10:15 AM EDT
    • Wow, Your video is nice. I love it.

    • June 19, 2020 12:53 AM EDT
    • Wow, beautiful and amazing Mitchell Park. Your video is really nice.

    • June 19, 2020 12:47 AM EDT
    • Really nice video.

    • June 18, 2020 4:45 PM EDT
    • What a beautiful engine

    • June 18, 2020 12:31 PM EDT
    • Your Accucraft 7/8th scale Foney is very nice.

    • June 18, 2020 12:22 PM EDT
    • Nice video. I watched full video.