Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network

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

Members: 88
Latest Activity: Feb 25

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A question to all the experienced modelers out there 2 Replies

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

NWP Harriman Business car NWP 06 Redwood 1 Reply

Started by Cyrus Gillespie. Last reply by Nick Lorusso Nov 6, 2017.

Athearn GP9 release 4 Replies

Started by Ian B.. Last reply by Ian B. Nov 2, 2017.

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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.
Comment by Mitch Valder on September 30, 2016 at 3:42pm

Michael, your model doesn't have a Pacific Lumber prototype. The real TPLCo caboose is shown above in this fine photo from Cyrus Gillespie. 

Comment by Michael H Harrison on September 30, 2016 at 2:04pm

Does anyone know if this model is an authentic Pacific Lumber Company caboose? I haven't seen any pictures of it in real life, that's why I'm questioning it before I pick it up.

They are manufactured by this company:

They seem pretty cool.

Comment by Ed Merrin on August 29, 2016 at 6:49am

Okay, here's another. This is from a branch line that connects with the NWP mainline on Ron's layout. Note the "trim saw" inside the structure. I know nothing about trim saws but Ron told me that's what it is.

Comment by Richard Todd on August 28, 2016 at 7:54pm

Every time I think about building the Willits station, I get the shakes! I look forward to more photos of Ron Learn's layout! Thanks Ed for sharing.

Comment by Mitch Valder on August 28, 2016 at 9:22am

Neat shot!  More, please.

Comment by Ed Merrin on August 24, 2016 at 5:15pm

Here's a shot from Ron Learn's HO NWP layout in Santa Rosa. The Willits depot is scratchbuilt as are most other structures on his layout. I have a few more that I took last May. Ron is still busy working on scenery.

Comment by Kevin Bunker on July 10, 2016 at 4:12pm

Spectacular modeling, guy! You've very well captured the feel and looks of Scotia Bluffs, that stretch of the Eel and the railroad.

Comment by Mitch Valder on July 10, 2016 at 2:08pm

Same train coming off the Bluffs, heading for Scotia.


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