Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

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CWRR 2-6-6-2 #46

Started by Charles White Dec 14, 2018.

Atlas NWP 40' DS Wood Boxcar in N Scale 3 Replies

Started by Mark Drury. Last reply by Jennifer Jun 10, 2018.

A question to all the experienced modelers out there 2 Replies

Started by Ian B.. Last reply by Bob Cleek Jan 31, 2018.

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Comment by Ed Merrin on August 6, 2019 at 8:22am

The Sears catalog store was in the former Fitzpatricks building (the big white one) but actually it was still vacant at the time. So teh Sears truck is not quite right. The short brick building with the tin shed (now a restaurant!) was a Salvation Army thrift store, so I may get a Salvation Army vehicle in there instead. That building was destined to become a Montgomery Ward catalog store!

Comment by Jennifer on August 6, 2019 at 8:08am

I wondered if Little Hill was more toward Western Av.  I noted also the Sears panel truck; I recall a sears catalog store down at that end.  I really love the gas meters and various patches on the structures.  So many interesting details.  Very inspiring!

Your layout looks awesome and really captures the feeling of the scene, right down to the sandbar that always formed across from the dock.

Comment by Ed Merrin on August 5, 2019 at 1:06pm

Of course some modeler's license - I moved Little Hill out of position to fill a gap further down. Don't think I had ran into anyone that had actually eaten there before!

Comment by Thomas Beutel on August 5, 2019 at 12:19pm

Beautiful work Ed. It really captures the essence of Water Street. Well done! 

Comment by Jennifer on August 5, 2019 at 11:58am


Ed, those are absolutely fantastic.  Makes me think of the 1970s.  Wonderful and enchanting!  The Little Hill too... I can see, in my mind, the platters of pasta, porkchops, polenta and bread at lunch.

Thanks!  :-)

Comment by Ed Merrin on August 5, 2019 at 10:16am

Hi Gang,

Posted this on Facebook page as well but I wanted to make sure I distributed these to anyone who might be interested. Just competed, finally, a long project of depicting Petaluma's Water Street in late 1950s on my HO layout. Six photos.

Comment by Ed Merrin on June 18, 2019 at 7:27am

Hi Folks,

Currently available from Microscale is 87-1414, which includes an assortment of NWP and Eureka Southern decals, and 87-1434 with heavyweight passenger lettering.

Once upon a time International Hobbies in Auburn had a great comprehensive set that I've been using for years, but I believe they are out of production. They still exist and have a website, but no longer list them. You could contact him at

Comment by David Cutting on June 18, 2019 at 7:13am

Clover House makes NWP dry transfers, Microscale and Walthers have made them, they can usually be found on eBay.

Comment by John Roth on June 17, 2019 at 10:01pm

Do you guys know where I can get some HO-scale NWP decals?

Comment by Michael H Harrison on January 31, 2019 at 2:34pm

I have been working on modeling the Eureka Southern Daylight. The only car I have been missing is the Lake Pepin. I was looking at Walthers and it looks like they have the Lake Pepin coming up. Ill have to do a re-paint, but it looks like I may have the Eureka Southern Daylight complete:


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