Turnout Control Inside a Scale Switch Stand

Model 51 Turnout Control

Push-button turnout control hiding in plain sight. Hidden inside this HO scale model of a Bethlehem Steel Co. Model 51 low-profile switch stand is a tactile push-button for local turnout control. Simply press down on the target to throw your turnout. A great solution to local control of a turnout without a control panel. Because […]

Prototype Wheel Stops

Prototype HO Scale Wheel Stops

In 2019 while exploring the Georgetown Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad I ran across these wheel stops still strapped in place on a siding. The siding appeared to be used to unload oil tank cars in the 1940s to 1950s.  Since I am modeling this exact location this is a must-have detail. Previously purchased […]