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The Typical Model Railroader

The Typical Model Railroader The Other Side of the Coin By Roger Heid   The typical Model Railroader is not a Beginner. Many Beginners don’t make it to the stage of being

Description of a ‘Typical Model Railroader’

Description of a ‘Typical Model Railroader’ Satire By Roger Heid   Contrary to certain rumors and myths, a model railroader is a human being, a Homo sapiens. Let there be no mistake

The Point of Return

The Point of Return By Roger Heid   This here story started out in early spring of 1949. During those days, my Mom would frequently take me on walks through the woods

The Case of the Missing Locomotive IV

The Case of the Missing Locomotive IV Doing Time By Roger Heid   Conclusion June had arrived. The progress on our layout had been painfully slow. The Maerklin 3-rail AC tracks and

The Case of the Missing Locomotive III

The Case of the Missing Locomotive III Punishment By Roger Heid Continuation The heavenly smell of fresh coffee and pastries, fresh out of the oven, awakened my senses. Bruno was already up

The Case of the Missing Locomotive II

The Case of the Missing Locomotive II Aftermath By Roger Heid   Continuation By mid afternoon, Bruno and I had left the club house empty handed. A real bummer it was, indeed.

The Case of the Missing Locomotive I

The Case of the Missing Locomotive I Overture By Roger Heid   This rather odd story transpired in spring of 1957, starting about ten days after Easter. Toward the end of my

More Memories In Between

More Memories In Between By Roger Heid   Not all my train related memories were good or amusing. This one occurred in January of 1952. There was a family in the neighborhood

Living His Dream

Living His Dream By Sally Karlsmark Preben Karlsmark, 69, of Pennsylvania, has built one of the most intriguing and remarkable model railroad layouts in his home. Prebens story is one that will

Early History of My Model Railroad

Early History of My Model Railroad By Roger Heid   My first model railroad was not a railroad, actually. It had nothing to do with any kind of railroad, whatsoever. It was