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Here are some Railroad Historical & Model Mfg. links to get things rolling.  More links of all kinds to come.

Railroad Historical Links

  •   NJ HI-RAILERS - Come see the USA's largest 3 rail O gauge layout.  It is a real sight to see. A true amazment on the sense's !  See an amazing transfer table and shop complex, a 1-of-a-kind O Gauge subway system incorporated into the layout. Their website also has directions, member info and a webcam system to watch all the action 24/7 !  Come visit a model railroad club where the members are as unique as the layout !

  •    Funchase - Ever wonder how we recreate some of Don Klose's remarkable Wildwood Buildings?  Funchase it the complete online history of the Wildwoods.  From the start of Hunt's Pier to the famous King and Golden Nugget rides, Funchase brings you the Wildwood, NJ you grew up with and love so much !

  •   George F. Boyer Historical Museum is managed by The Wildwood Historical Society  -  Another group we couldn't have created Don's Wildwood buildings without.  The complete history of the Wildwoods from its inception to today ! Many thanks go out to them in our help with the research and historical photos !

  • O Gauge Railroading Magazine (OGR) - Our choice for the best O Gauge model railroading magazine out there. From articles on the hobby from Jim Policastro and Frank Mullen to the famous Jim Barrett's Backshop ! Great item reviews and a heck of a great open forum on O Gauge railroading on the web.  And yes Maria and I members of the forum too!

 

Railroad Historical Links

  • Jim Policastro' S Central New York Railroad - An amazing O Scale world !  Jim's layout has something for everyone ! 3-rail , 2-Rail, On30 Narrow gauge.  His layout has been featured in numerous articles and covers of O Gauge Railroading magazine. If you are an O Scale fan, You have to check out his layout ! I can't wait to see it myself !

  •    Twin City Model Railroad Museum   -  One of the nicest O Scale layouts I ever scene.  The museum with a footprint dating back in the 1930's has one of the best prototype layouts based on the Twin Cities area.  I could just see my old O Scale EL Lake Cities running through the bluff's area on their layout :)

  • New York Society of Model Engineers (NYSME) - The oldest model RR club in the country.  Chartered in 1926, the NYSME operates 2 large club layouts. One in HO and the other O Scale.  I first seen this layout back in 1969 when I was 6 and I was hooked. Located in Carlstadt, NJ, they have 2 open houses a year and a swap meet in OCT which we always go too !  Please check them out !

  • MACKBUSES.NET - Your won't believe your eyes ! A collection of O scale buses so detailed, you think you are waiting for one !  Buses from major bus lines to local regional lines !  It brings back a lot of great memories from Maria and I and I know all you O Gaugers out there will love it too !  Just click Ralphie Boy to enter the site on Fotki and enjoy !

 

Railroad Historical Links

  •   J&C STUDIOS - J&C STUDIOS SELL SOME OF THE MOST UNIQUE DETAIL ITEMS FOR O SCALE MODEL RAILROADING. LIGHTED VENDING MACHINES, PINBALL AND VIDEO GAME ARCADE MACHINES, CELL TOWER ELEMENTS AND MORE !  JOHN IS VERY HELPFUL AND HIS PRODUCTS ARE SUPREME .  WE USED THE PINBALL AND VIDEO ARCADE MACHINES IN DON KLOSE'S HUNT'S ARCADE AND THEY LOOK SO REAL !  ALSO THE SITE HAS SOME VERY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE BLOGS TOO !

  • Tony's Train Town   An O and Z scalers heaven. Lionel, Marklin, MTH & LGB dealer.  Loads of HO and N scale too.  Lots of hard to find items in stock from all manufactures.

  • Walthers   The name you all know

  • City Classics   See some of our structures featured on their site ! Great structures for your HO cities !  We love to kitbash them .

  • DPM   Nicely detailed castings.  Great way to make a small town or city

  • Rix - Smalltown USA - Pikestuff    Another company with a great series of products.

  • Heljan   Both American & European structures.  Some of the ones you know and love.

  • Downtown Deco   Nicely cast hydrocal structures in limited runs

  • B.T.S. Structures   Also the owners of Master Creations line of wood kits

 

Railroad Historical Links

The following are links for fallen flag railroads

  • George Elwoods Fallen Flags Site       The site that basically started it all.  Tons of historical photos , manuals and more.  Almost every railroad covered here.

  • VOLUNTEER RAILROADERS ASSOCIATION - A GROUP OF CONCERNED RAILROADERS IN OUR AREA COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE!  They are a non-profit group that runs passenger trains and operating motor cars. These trips have carried THOUSANDS of people. They run them as fund raising events to help to create a NJ State Transportation Museum. They get dirty, they get tired, they have fun. Their our slogan says 'SO CLOSE, ONLY THE PAYCHECK IS MISSING.'

  • The Blue Comet.com    Thank God for this site or our CNJ's Southern Division would never be taken shape.  Tons of personal photos from a lot of northeast and mid-west RR's

  • The PRSL Historical Society    Back after a 20 year break. The PRSLHS is new and starting out again. Covering one of NJ's most interesting railroads with a colorful history. It is free to because a member at this time and your support is helpful.  And it is a fun road to model too . We have done 2 of them (1 in HO and 1 in N) in the past!

  • The Erie Lackawanna Historical & Technical Society   The railroad we hold close to our hearts here, with the BCL basically in our yards. A wealth of information for any Erie , DL&W or EL fan.

  • Tom's Raritan River Railroad Page    A website dedicated to a great little Jersey shortline that ran between South Amboy to New Brunswick. Tom really dedicated his time and knowledge to this great line.  A great road to model too !

  • United Railroad Historical Society of NJ    The people keeping NJ's railroad heritage alive.  They are the ones who owned a great deal of equipment and artifact of NJ's fallen flags and do all the restoration work on them too. Just look at the work they did on the former New York Central #43 Tavern - Lounge Car

  • The NYC High Line    A history of the New York Central's Viaduct rail line running through NYC from 35th Street to St. John's Park Terminal (by the Holland Tunnel). Built in 1934, abandoned by Conrail in 1980, it's a great history on one of the NYC's most unusual but important rail lines.

  • Trainnut's EL Main Page    One of the most useful pages for any Erie Lackawanna buff or modeler.  Loaded with pictures and facts from Trainnut and visitors too.

  • WHIPPANY RAILWAY MUSEUM  Located on the M&E mainline on Rt 10 in Whippany, NJ. There you will see a great collection of vintage rolling stock, motive power, trackside equipment, an indoor O scale layout and a operating outdoor G scale layout ! AND BACK TOGETHER AFTER 35 YEARS !!  MORRIS COUNTY CENTRAL'S 2-8-0 #385 IS ONCE TOGETHER AGAIN WITH MORRIS COUNTY CENTRAL'S 0-6-0 #4039 ON THEIR HOME TURF !!  !

  • RAHWAY VALLEY RR - Great information and photos of a great little shortline RR that was created in 1895 and ran just shy of its centennial when it folded in 1992 ! The abandoned line is going through a resurgence of lately  !

  • PHILLIPSBURG RAILROAD HISTORIANS -  They friends to every rail fan in NJ. With hope to make a NJ Transportation Museum for us, they are a very active group in preserving NJ's rich railroad history.  They also are the owners and operators on the famous Centerville & Southwestern Railroad 2" scale equipment and have over 700' of track they run it on weekends !   !

  • VOLUNTEER RAILROADERS ASSOCIATION - A GROUP OF CONCERNED RAILROADERS IN OUR AREA COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE!  They are a non-profit group that runs passenger trains and operating motor
    cars. These trips have carried THOUSANDS of people. They run them as fund raising events to help to create a NJ State Transportation Museum. They get dirty, they get tired, they have fun. Their our slogan says 'SO CLOSE, ONLY THE PAYCHECK IS MISSING.'

 

Railroad Historical Links

  • Jeff's Pinball Palace      We made a custom diner to go on one of Jeff's pinball machines.  Collecting vintage pinball machines are an onther hobby a lot of model railroaders enjoy and here is a perfect website to explore !

More to Come Soon !

 

 

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