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At 10:53am on June 29, 2013, Mark Drury said…

Great photo (and modeling) in the latest Model Railroader, Mitch -- well done!

Mark D.

At 11:32am on May 1, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Excellent layout article in "The Northwesterner," Mitch!  I received my copy yesterday and really enjoyed it.  Also wanted to thank you very much for the plug in your article -- I really appreciate it, as well as all your contributions here, of course!  Great work!

Mark D.

At 6:25pm on December 2, 2011, Bob Hayes said…
At 8:31pm on November 30, 2011, Bob Hayes said…

Outstanding trees, exquisite layout, colors look great. Take a look at old b&w pix of timber referred from Mark Drury, Mike Buettner: search under Boyle for

view in woods from rail, and view in woods from rail uncut timber

At 11:06am on July 14, 2011, Jeff Maurer said…
We have to get together then. I'm just from up the road in Penryn.
At 11:13am on July 13, 2011, Jeff Maurer said…
I missed the layout tours at the NMRA convention...I assume that your open house was then(?). Please let me know when your next one will be. While I'm an N scaller, I used to model in HO but I will always model the NWP. Great work and please add more photos.
At 5:52pm on June 6, 2011, Cory W Swank said…

Hey Mitch, I understand you will be having an open house in July. I live up the hill in Tahoe and do not know if I can make it down for that but if you have another time I could stop by, that would be great! Let me know,


At 5:56am on June 4, 2011, Richard Todd said…

Mitch, If only I can get retired and well off by convention time I'll be sure to be there! So many layouts to see and so little time!


Richard Todd

At 5:56pm on June 3, 2011, John Petrovitz said…


Congrats on having your pic in Model Railroader!  Great shot and Great job!  Have fun with the convention group!  I'll have to see if we can get by your way.  Good luck and Have fun!  john

At 10:56am on May 15, 2011, Ed Merrin said…
Thanks for the compliment. Good Lord, what have they been saying about me? It's good that the Northwesterner is focusing on modeling issues, since so many of the members are now modelers.
At 8:42am on December 3, 2010, Richard Todd said…
Mitch, I posted the coordinates for Google earth with the timber portal. You'll have to play a little to get a low level view.

At 5:36am on September 7, 2010, Richard Todd said…
Mitch, I look forward to photos of your latest work! I met the CVP fplks at the Cinncinati convention. They convinced me to use their products due to the open archetecture and ease of use. They also recommended that I stay with one brand of decoder, TCS, which I have done with great results.

I'd be tempted by N if I could still see but HO is enough of a challege!

I haven't given up on the decals, money issues have raised their ugly head. I'll let you know when I am able to go forward.

At 11:03pm on September 6, 2010, Cyrus Gillespie said…
Glad we got some more scenery stuff done. I'll try to get to the baggage car as soon as I can.

At 10:22am on September 6, 2010, Cyrus Gillespie said…
We added a little more groundcover the last time I was up.

At 4:54pm on September 5, 2010, Richard Todd said…
Mitch, as I was leaving you a comment, I enjoyed looking at the pics of your RR. Can we see some more???

Is that an EZDCC control panel I see? It is what we use and we love it.

Richard Todd
At 4:51pm on September 5, 2010, Richard Todd said…
Mitch, I did some checking and found 2 shots of the McCann shelter. They are very similar. One is on Robert Morris's site at Bob also has some beautiful B&W shots from the 60's. The second shot is in Fred Stindt's vol. 2 on page 14. I hope this helps!

Richard Todd
At 2:49pm on September 5, 2010, Bill McClung said…
Hi Mitch,
I am on a bunch of railroad list due to business including the Sn3 list, I spend most of my list time on this one. I have seen two photos, one is a 1956 photo of a small shelter with a concrete phone booth next to it. The photo is in volume 3 of the SPH&TS pulication SP Lines stations volume 3. The other is a better photo but almost from the same angle on page 14 of Fred Stindt's vol. 2 The NorthWestern Pacific Railroad.

Thank you for the welcome, i appreciate it.

Take care,
At 5:05pm on July 11, 2010, Cyrus Gillespie said…
Thanks for the cheers Mitch. I just wish I had visited the area more when things were still running up there. I had a great late friend that loved this area and modeling the NWP and now I know why. He will always be the 'master.'

At 4:31pm on November 8, 2009, Richard Todd said…
Mitch, I would love to share the article I wrote on the Redwood but I'm not sure about how to get it to you! Mark, any suggestions?

Richard Todd
At 12:18pm on September 17, 2009, Mark Drury said…
Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Mitch! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. I'm adding content daily and am actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

Mark Drury

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