TraiN LiNks



I have been modeling primarily in N Scale (1:160) since 1970 and an article about my modular layout was published in the June 1982 issue of Model Railroader magazine (see "Ferroequinology at ICU - 1981 version" on page 96). I am currently rebuilding this layout, with modifications to model the Denver & Rio Grande's Moffat Line between Denver and Winter Park, Colorado. I am also in the process of modeling a Duluth Missabe & Iron Range M3 2-8-8-4 steam locomotive. More information can be found by clicking on this link to my Yellowstone Project page.

Here are a few hot links to keep you busy while we are working on the railroads.

 
PROTOTYPE INFORMATION
 
www.drgw.net the un"Official" Denver & Rio Grande Western web site.My First Train Set - 1963
Where it all started!!!
The Ski Train The Ski Train - Moffat Line info from Denver to Winter Park.
SteamLocomotive.comThe most informative web source for information on nearly all American prototype steam engines.
The Missabe Railroad Historical SocietyThe Missabe Railroad Historical Society - the 'official' historical society of the Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railway and its predecessors.
Indiana Transportation
Museum
Located just a couple of miles from our house, this museum consists mainly of prototype Hoosier railroad items.
  
HOBBY SHOP INFORMATION
 
www.nscalesupply.com/ N Scale Supply, Wheat Ridge, Colorado -- an exclusively N Scale shop with a great web site full of photos.
www.caboosehobbies.com/Caboose Hobbies - Model Railroad Headquarters in Denver, Colorado - home of the world's largest model train store.

A rural model train shop located on a farm exactly 16.0 miles north of I-465 (Indianapolis) on US 31.
H & K carries Lionel, K-Line, M.T.H., Athern, Bachmann, & Atlas products for O, HO and N Scales.
24259 US 31
Arcadia, IN 46030
317-758-0432        (FAX 317-758-4339)
Closed - Sun. & Mon., Open - Tues-Thurs-10a.m.-6p.m., Fri. - 12 noon-8p.m., Sat. - 10a.m. - 4p.m. Visa and Master Card.
New York Central Toys & TrainsNew York Central Toys & Trains - All scales of trains - Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10-6, Thursdays 10-8, and Saturdays 10-4.
2000 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN
574-255-8538
(Located a few blocks east of Mishawaka High School.)
Whistles & GrowlsWhistles & Growls - Stuffed Bears and HO & N Scale Trains - Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1-7, and Saturdays 12-5.
380 S. Madison Avenue
Greenwood, IN
317-881-6362
(Located 3 blocks south of Main St./Greenwood exit from I-65 on west side of Madison Ave.)
Hobbytown USAA nationwide hobby shop franchise - locate a store near you.
  
MODEL MANUFACTURERS INFORMATION
 
Atlas Model Railroad Company - One of the pioneers in quality N Scale trains.
I started in N Scale with an Atlas train set over 40 years ago (...and the E8 engine still runs!!!).
ConCor - Another top quality N Scale manufacturer that helped to pioneer the scale.
InterMountain Railway Company - Longmont, Colorado -- manufacturer of very high quality rolling stock kits.
KATO - Imported from Japan, Kato has become one of the most accurate manufacturers of highly detailed N scale rolling stock and locomotives.
Micro-Trains - Formerly known as Kadee Micro-Trains. This is the top mass manufacturer of highly detailed N scale rolling stock and (now) locomotives.
Red Caboose - Located in Mead, Colorado -- Another high quality N Scale rolling stock manufacturer.
  
OTHER INFORMATION
 
www.nscale.net By nScalers, for nScalers - nScale.net is the creation of Todd Vaules with the help of some family and friends. The idea for the site came from Todd's frustration with not finding quality N scale information on the web. Many of the resources on the web are limited in their usefulness, or exist to serve some profit motive. The intention here is to allow everyone in the community to contribute to the information resources in this portal.
 
Naptown & White RiverThe Naptown & White River Model Railroad Club is a modeling club located on the south side of Indianapolis. Historically the club has modeled a large, permanent HO layout in their clubhouse. Plans are now underway to build a permanent N Scale layout in the building as well.

The club also periodically hosts a model railroad show/swap meet on the south side of Indianapolis.
www.grvs.com/The Great River Valley System is an N-TRAK modeling club from the Minnesota Twin Cities Area. One of their members, Damian, can provide accurate N Scale decals for the Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railroad. Look for the decal link on the DMIR page. Damian also has an article in the January/February 2003 issue of N Scale Magazine about modeling the Proctor, Minnesota DM&IR roundhouse.
 
The Great Train StoryThe Great Train Story - from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry - the story of their remodeled railroad display. This used to be a larger scale layout that has been remodeled in HO Scale and expanded to represent the rails between Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois.
June 1982 issue of Model Railroader magazineScanned cover of June 1982 Model Railroader Magazine with a link to the digitized article containing my N Scale layout.


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