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Unique and Mystic
Loosely modeled after a Southern Pacific branch line that once ran from San Antonio to Kerrville, TX, the Mystic Branch is not the culmination of years of planning. It doesn’t fill a basement or two-car garage and doesn’t have miles of main line. Yet with its unique staging and operating system that overcome restricted space, the Mystic Branch can run with the big boys.
A Beautiful Ride
After years of work and planning, Big Boy No. 4014 captures a nation’s love and passion. The Cowcatcher caught up with Ed Dickens, Jr., who heads Union Pacific’s heritage program, for some of the backstory.
Coronavirus Coverage: Shops and museums bring modelers and rail fans together amid social distancing, despite closures and show and event cancellations…
Micro-Trains Line CEO Eric Smith shares thoughts on model railroading’s future, what defines consumer value and Tom Hanks’ acting, in Trackside Folks…
Times were good on the Chicago Great Western’s Mill Cities Limited during the golden years of passenger travel…
THESE STORIES AND MORE, PLUS A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS!
BONUS WEB COVERAGE: Adding a little clutter to right of ways adds realism without overdoing it on the Cowcatcher’s project layout, the Northwest Tarrant & Pacific Railroad…
Product News & Review
GRAIN BELT MODELS BINS/CULVERTS
Grain Belt Models, a division of Iowa Scaled Engineering, has introduced a realistic-looking line of galvanized grain bins and culverts. The Cowcatcher reviewed some of the models and placed them on the Northwest Tarrant & Pacific.
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