December 2016 Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine

Trackside Model Railroading Digital Magazine December 2016 Cover
The two layout features this December are:
Pete Vassler’s
Canyon Creek Timber Railway
Southwestern WA Model RR Club

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Trackside Model Railroading HO scale
HO Scale

Trackside Model Railroading HO scale
HO Scale

Quick and Easy Weathering of N Scale Model Train Cars
Weathering N Scale Rolling Stock With Ease

Layouts in the December 2016 Issue

Canyon Creek Timber Railway
Pete Vassler’s Canyon Creek Timber Railway is an HO scale freelanced railroad based in Skamania County, Washington State. Pete models a rainy day in November 1956, and the logging town and surrounding area are meticulously detailed with pine trees, mountains, and waterfalls. Pete uses a gloss medium to create puddles and streams and a wet look on locomotives and rolling stock. He and his wife Barbara own Canyon Creek Scenics and make scale trees and other details for modelers. You will see a good sampling of their work on the layout. This feature includes an article, photographs, and video of the layout for a full experience of a rainy northwestern logging railroad.

Southwestern WA Model Railroaders Club
We also visit a Vancouver, Washington model railroad club this month, the Southwestern Washington Model Railroaders. The club models two layouts in HO scale. The main layout features the towns of Longview and Anderson as well as a logging operation in the mountains and small ore and gravel mines. A barge at the port on the Columbia River rolls into the other room to interchange with the club’s secondary switching layout. The layout is loosely based in the 1950s (though club members have the freedom to run other equipment). There are many interesting scenes that you will enjoy, and you can visit this layout in person if you are in Vancouver.

Weathering N Scale Rolling Stock
Our project this month is weathering N scale rolling stock. We use charcoal and acrylic paint to weather a few cars and give you an idea of how to weather your own equipment. Weathering N scale does not have to be difficult, and we include a method of removing some of the paint if you apply too much and are not happy with the result.

HO Scale Canyon Creek Timber Railway
Trackside Model Railroading Canyon Creek Timber Railway in HO Scale

HO Scale Cascade Timber Railroad
Trackside Model Railroading SW WMR Club HO Scale Southwestern Washington Model Railroaders