BTO 116, Summer 2005 Feature Articles
In this issue...
RhB Freight Cars
A review of RhB boxcars by Kiss® and LGB®. HJ Mueller
covers specifications of the RhB prototypes as well as detailed comparisons of the models. Plus a
bonus feature titled "Off the Beaten Path" about getting around in
Build an Automated
Circles or ovals are fine for a while, but would you like a little more “action”?
Here is a simple point-to-point switching layout that will shuttle two or three
cars off of and onto a siding. No need for decoders, loco addresses, or remotes.
Some of LGB's rarest collectables are from the limited
Primus Line. Larry Cromwell details the entire Primus collection from the '70's and '80's in words and
Lou Goes to Steam
All Aboard for Lou's recounting of his weekend as a
student at Steam School.
Weekend courses in the basics of operating a steam locomotive are becoming
popular among excursion railroads across the U.S., and Lou tells of his
Eureka & Palisades
When you think about restoration, preservation and operation of a steam locomotive, you think of railroad historical societies and state railroad museums. Nothing can prepare you for the sight of a steamer in somebody’s backyard! Welcome to the home of the Eureka & Palisades locomotive #4. - By Kathy Nassif.
Lost Roads: "The
The Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad (known by its initials as the BRB&L), was a famous New England three-foot-gauge line that ran from the industrial city of Lynn, Massachusetts along the shore through Revere to the company’s ferry connection at East Boston. Very little remains of the “Narrow Gauge”, as the BRB&L was unofficially known, but two of it's coaches survive today in