Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading



A group for those interested in modeling the NWP and related roads in any scale.

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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 Don Underwood on April 19, 2017 at 1:31am

Great details.  Telephone pole cross arms, railing on bridge, pipes on buildings.  Only in Petaluma: Chicken Pharmacy!

Comment by Cory W Swank on April 18, 2017 at 7:09pm

Looking good Ed

Comment by Ed Merrin on April 18, 2017 at 5:17pm

They're as close as I could get them. Four of them still exist, the others were tore down. They have all gone through multiple identities over the years, with various modifications. It's fun to trace their histories. What you see is actually the backs of the buildings - the fronts are on Petaluma Blvd. Some were grain warehouses originally, built between 1880 and 1910. They were serviced by the P&SR tracks as well as barges and steamboats. Here's a 1958 photo I got from Verne Alexander:

Comment by Richard Todd on April 18, 2017 at 4:49pm

Always great to see what you are working on, Ed. Those are beautiful false fronts. Are they modeled after actual buildings on Water Street? I wish I could be there in B'field but its a loooong way from Ohio.

Comment by Jennifer on April 18, 2017 at 1:02pm

Ed, those are fantastic.  Well done!

Comment by Matthew Easton on April 18, 2017 at 12:48pm
What clinic are you doing? I was planning on going to Bakersfied, but didn't work out with my job. Great work!
Comment by Ed Merrin on April 18, 2017 at 12:18pm

In answer to your question, here's two pictures of progress on Petaluma's Water Street, circa late 1950s. More details and backdrop work are underway. I'm giving a clinic on this Saturday at the PCR convention in Bakersfield.

Comment by Ed Merrin on April 18, 2017 at 12:10pm

Comment by Nick Lorusso on April 18, 2017 at 11:55am

The group has been quite. What is everyone working on?

Comment by Michael H Harrison on October 3, 2016 at 6:45am
  • Thank you Mitch! I didn't think it was authentic. I typically model the Eureka Southern era and came across this while looking for things. I knew the The Clark and Wilson Lumber Co. in oregon had a caboose that looked close to the model in question when I tried to research it out.

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