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  1. Nickel Plate Products
  2. Model Railroad Links
  3. Train Show Web Sites
  4. Model Railroad Online Forums, Discussion Sites, Chat Sites, Email Lists
  5. Model Railroad and Miscellaneous Railroad Newsgroups

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  1. Nickel Plate Road All-Time, All-Scale Model List
  2. Nickel Plate Road Modeler's Notebook eZine Preview
  3. Modeler's Workshop
  4. NKP Product Reviews
  5. Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Model & Decal Lists Compiled by Mike Christian
  6. NKP Spotter's Guides by Ray Breyer

Accurail Products

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American Model Builders

N-scale NKP 1000 series caboose

American Model Builders N-scale NKP 1000 series caboose. Kit #551. MSRP $31.95.

http://www.laserkit.com/laserkit.htm (click on N Scale in left hand column, then Cabooses).


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American Z Line

Z Scale NKP Caboose

American Z Line Z-scale NKP C-30-5 Bay Window Caboose, numbers 431 & 454. AZL # 92012-01 and 92012-01. $64.00. http://www.azldirect.com/azl-caboose/92012-01 and http://www.azldirect.com/azl-caboose/92012-02




Z Scale NKP Mikado

American Z Line Z-scale NKP Light Mikado, numbers #601 and #610. $219.00. http://www.ztrack.com/offers/nkp/


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Athearn

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Atlas Products

  • Bay Window Caboose

    Atlas O Trainman NKP Bay Window Caboose #423. Item 2001729 - 3 Rail MSRP $59.95. Item 2001779 - 2 Rail MSRP $64.95. Delivery 4th Quarter 2014.
    http://www.atlastrainman.com/Freight/tmobwcaboose.htm.


  • Atlas HO

    Atlas HO "New" W&LE GP40 Low Nose Locomotive. Atlas Master Series Silver - (Without Decoder and Sound - DCC Ready); MSRP $149.95. Atlas Master Series Gold - (With Sound and DCC Decoder); MSRP $259.95. Road Numbers 301, 304, & 305. Order deadline March 19. Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2014. http://www.atlasrr.com/HOLoco/hogp3840a.htm.

  • Atlas O 40' USRA W&LE Composite Gondola

    Atlas O 40' USRA W&LE Composite Gondola. 3-Rail MSRP: $59.95; 2-Rail MSRP: $64.95. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2014. Regardless of the artwork shown, Atlas will be producing the car in black with white lettering.
    http://www.atlaso.com/o40gondola4.htm.

  • Atlas O 6 Bay Cylindrical Hoppers

    Atlas N Trainman® New W&LE 90 Ton Hopper. Road numbers 500 & 504. Standard MSRP: $17.95. Undecorated MSRP: $13.95. Estimated Delivery: 4th Quarter 2013.
    http://www.atlastrainman.com/NFreight/tmn90ton.htm.

  • Atlas O 6 Bay Cylindrical Hoppers

    Atlas O D&TSL 6 Bay Cylindrical Hopper. Road number 2509. MSRP 3-Rail: $64.95; MSRP 2-Rail: $69.95. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2013. http://www.atlaso.com/o3bayhoppers4.htm.

  • Atlas HO 3 & 6 Bay Cylindrical Hoppers

    Atlas HO D&TSL 3 & 6 Bay Cylindrical Hoppers. Road numbers 61071 and 61147. Standard MSRP: $18.95, Standard MSRP: $31.95, Undecorated MSRP: $24.95. Estimated Delivery:3rd Quarter 2013. http://www.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/hocylin6.htm.

  • Wheeling & Lake Erie 2-Bay offset side hopper

    Atlas N Wheeling & Lake Erie 2-Bay offset side hopper w/flat ends. Road numbers 2500, 2509, and 2520. Standard MSRP: $18.95, Undecorated MSRP: $16.95, 3-Pack MSRP: $53.85. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2013. http://www.atlasrr.com/NFreight/n2bayoffsethopper4.htm http://www.atlasrr.com/NFreight/n2bayoffsethopper4.htm.

  • atlas_n_rs3

    Atlas N scale RS-3 Locomotive. Two road numbers: 541 & 554. Standard MSRP: $119.95. Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2013. http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/nrs3c.htm.


  • East Charleroi

    HO 12-1 Pullman Sleeper Kit - NKP "East Charleroi". MSRP $39.95. Available Now.

    Park Summit
  • HO 14 Section Pullman Sleeper Kit - NKP "Park Summit" and "Park Terrace". MSRP $39.95. Available Now.

    Website for all three cars: http://www.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/hobranchlinepassenger.htm


    New HO Branchline Blueprint Series Box Cars. Ready to order from your Atlas Dealer.

    Atlas HO Branchline Boxcars
  • Nickel Plate 40' ACF/URTX Wood Reefer Kit. MSRP: $17.98 (B1214), 4-Pack $71.92 (B12144).
  • Nickel Plate 40' AAR Postwar Box Car Kit - 8' Door. MSRP: $15.98 (B1607).
  • Detroit & Toledo Shore Line (D&TSL) 40' AAR Postwar Box Car Kit - 8' Door. MSRP: $15.98 (B1602), 4-Pack $63.92 (B16024)

    Website: http://www.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/hobranchlineboxcars.htm

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Bachmann

From the 2014 NMRA New Product Announcement

NKP #765

2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Locomotive & Tender, NKP #765 - Railfan Version. HO Scale Item No. 52401; $329.00. N Scale Item No. 50952 w/Mars Light, Item No. 50951 without Mars Light; $329.00. Shipping 2014.

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Bowser Manufacturing

Offset Triple Hopper

Nickel Plate Road 70T Offset Triple Hopper. Blt 12-47. 56898 Road #78010, 56899 Road #78207, 56900 Road #78277 $14.95 each. In stock now.
http://www.bowser-trains.com/new/fcarssept2013.html

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Branchline Trains

HO Nickel Plate Trackside Shed Pack

HO Nickel Plate Trackside Shed Pack. Small sheds like these could be found alongside railroad rights-of-way, either alone or in groups. These kits are based on Nickel Plate Road designs but are typical of designs used throughout the country. Kit includes parts for four complete buildings: Tool/Handcar Shed, Telegraph Office (also perfect for a Yard Office), Crossing Shanty, Telephone Booth. Item #671. MSRP: $37.98. Dimensions - 4" x 4" x 4". http://www.branchline-trains.com/laserart_structures/trackside/buildings_ho.html.

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Broadway Limited

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B.T.S.

Nickel Plate Road Green Springs Depot

Nickel Plate Road Green Springs Depot. Laser-cut Kit. #07162 S Scale, $89.95; #17162 O Scale, $89.95; #27162 HO Scale, $49.95.

PDF Catalog: http://www.btsrr.com/BTS-CATALOG-0113.pdf Page 39.



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BCG

Buffalo Creek Graphics

Be sure to visit their web site at http://www.trainresource.com.

1. Buffalo Creek Graphics Convention Cars

The status on the remainder of the NKP and P&PU gondolas built in conjunction with this year's Peoria convention is as follows:

OH118NKP as-built paint scheme SOLD OUT

NKP work service schemeSOLD OUT

NKP MofW paint schemeSOLD OUT
OH119P&PU "Convention Car" SOLD OUT

P&PU Prototype Scheme 2 cars remaining (prototype scheme has no NKPHTS markings)

If you are interested in purchasing either of these cars, please email BCG at BCKgraphics@aol.com for availability. Please write soon, as they will be going up on the TrainResource website soon and may sell quickly.


2. Detroit & Toledo Shore Line ARA 40' Boxcars

D&TS Boxcar

Buffalo Creek Graphics is pleased to announce the release of a special custom run of Detroit & Toledo Shore Line 40' ARA boxcars. Sure to be of interest to both Nickel Plate and Grand Trunk Western fans, these Crown/Weaver O-scale cars have boxcar red car bodies, with prototypically accurate lettering and herald in white, and are available in three road numbers. This unique offering is limited to an edition of only 33-sets (100-cars), and may be ordered as a 3-car set or individually. The price is US $132.00 per set of three, or US $46.00 per car (road numbers our choice). We'll equip your cars with die-cast, sprung trucks for a small additional charge (see below). Shipping & handling is $10.00 per order to addresses east of the Mississippi, $12.00 west of the Mississippi. Canadian customers, please contact us for shipping information.

Click here for an order form (will open in a new window). Orders will be accepted in order of receipt. Please remit full payment including appropriate S&H with your order.

Your order is subject to acceptance and we reserve the right to reject any order.

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Con-Cor

NKP HO Branchline Commuter-Suburban Heavyweight Cars

Con-Cor has announced new NKP HO Branchline Commuter-Suburban Heavyweight Cars due to arrive November-December 2011. They report wire grab irons; separately applied underbody details; RP-25 contour metal wheelsets; and illuminated, detailed interiors. Minimum radius is 18". $69.98 each (solarium, $77.98). Ready-to-run. Website: http://www.con-cor.com/New-HO-1920-1950-Passenger-Cars-2011.html. You will see the Nickel Plate cars mentioned about a third of the way down the page. Artwork for the Nickel Plate cars is not yet finished.

Also found on the Con-Cor site:

Con-Cor Passenger                Con-Cor Passenger

"N" Smoothside Nickel Plate Road (Blue & Silver) Passenger. RPO and Baggage Car (Pullman Green). Seven individual cars or 5-car set available. http://www.con-cor.com/N4000page6.html

"HO" 72-ft. Smoothside Nickel Plate Road (Blue & Silver) Passenger. RPO and Baggage (Pullman Green). Seven cars available. http://www.con-cor.com/HO72page6.html

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Deluxe Innovations

  • Vintage by Deluxe(TM) NKP N-scale 2-Bay Covered Hopper. Price TBA. ETA TBA. Also available in two and three packs. Advanced Reservation. No photo available. Shown on Walthers website here.

  • NKP N-scale 1944 40' AAR Boxcar. Price TBA. ETA TBA. Also available in two and three packs. Advanced Reservation. Shown on Walthers website here.

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Digital Fox

Nickel Plate 40' Wood Stock Cars

Nickel Plate 40' Wood Stock Cars. Custom decorated HO scale Accurail® freight car kits. 3 road numbers - 41102, 41176, 41183. Built 1922 - Shop Date: 1948. Available now $16.99 ea. Single car and multi-pack options. http://www.digitalfox.com/digitalfox/nkp.htm

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InterMountain Railway Company/Red Caboose

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Lionel Products

From the 2014 Lionel Signature Catalog

From the 2014 American Flyer S Gauge Catalog

From the 2014 American Flyer S Gauge Catalog 2015 Preview

  • 2014_af_nkp_freight.jpg

    6-49633 Nickel Plate Road S Gauge Ready-to-Run Freight Set. Not yet on website.

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Protocraft™

protocraft_boxcar


1944 AAR design NKP boxcars with 4/4 IDN ends in Proto:48 and O scale Item #PC-3417-O $311.00; Item #PC-3417-P $311.00.
http://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?Itemid=695&Categoryid=42
http://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?ItemID=694&Categoryid=42


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MTH/Railking Products

  • NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine

    New O Gauge NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0 (Hi-Rail Wheels). Cab No. 740. Product Number: 20-3566-1. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. M.S.R.P. $1199.95. Shipping Date: MAR. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-3566-1

  • Berkshire Specialty Passenger Set

    New O Gauge NKP Berkshire Specialty Passenger Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0. NKP 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine (Cab No. 766), (1) 70' Streamlined Baggage Car, (2) 70' Streamlined Coach Cars, (1) 70' Streamlined Observation Car. Product Number: 20-3569-1. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. M.S.R.P. $1349.95. Shipping Date: MAR. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-3569-1

  • Berkshire Specialty Freight Set

    New O Gauge NKP Berkshire Specialty Freight Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0. 2-8-4 Berkshire Steam Engine (Cab No. ), (5) Flat Car w/(2) PUP Trailers, 1 N-6b Caboose. Product Number: 20-3570-1. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. M.S.R.P. $1349.95. Shipping Date: MAR. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-3570-1

  • NKP Passenger Cars











    New O Gauge NKP Passenger Cars. Nickel Plate Road - 2-Car 70' ABS Baggage/Coach Passenger Set (Ribbed Sides) Product No. 20-69259. M.S.R.P. $189.95; Nickel Plate Road - 5-Car 70' ABS Passenger Set (Ribbed Sides). Product No.20-65259. M.S.R.P. $449.95; Nickel Plate Road - 2-Car 70' ABS Slpr/Diner Passenger Set (Ribbed Sides). Product No. 20-66259. M.S.R.P. $189.95; Nickel Plate Road - 70' ABS Full Length Vista Dome Passenger Car (Ribbed Sides). First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. Product No. 20-67259 M.S.R.P. $99.95; Nickel Plate Road - 70' ABS RPO Passenger Car (Ribbed Sides). Product No. 20-68259. M.S.R.P. $99.95. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-69259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-65259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-66259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-67259, http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-68259. Shipping Date: JUN. 2015. NOTE: The Nickel Plate did not have a vista dome car.

  • NKP Flat Car w/(2) PUP Trailers

    New O Gauge NKP Flat Car w/(2) PUP Trailers. No. 3339, 3330. Product Number: 20-95123. M.S.R.P. $69.95. First appeared in: 2015 Catalog Volume 1. Shipping Date: FEB. 2015. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/20-95123


  • Wheeling & Lake Erie SD-45

    O Gauge "New" Wheeling & Lake Erie SD-45 Diesel Engine w/Proto-Sound 3.0. Cab No. 3016. Product Number: 30-20201-1. M.S.R.P. $329.95. Non-powered available. Cab No. 3068. Product Number: 30-20201-3. M.S.R.P. $179.95 Shipping Date: July 2014. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/30-20201-1 and http://www.mthtrains.com/content/30-20201-3

  • Alco PA Set

    Nickel Plate Road HO Alco PA AA Set With Proto-Sound. A Unit No. 180, A Unit No. 186. Product Number: 80-2285-5. M.S.R.P. $569.95. Delivered May 2014. http://www.mthtrains.com/content/80-2285-5

  • Nickel Plate Road Crane Car

    From the MTH 2014 RailKing & Premier O-Gauge Trains Catalog Volume 2. Nickel Plate Road Crane Car. Item 30-79436. $69.95.





  • Nickel Plate Road Crane Car

    From the MTH 2014 RailKing & Premier O-Gauge Trains Catalog Volume 2. Nickel Plate Road Crane Tender. Item 30-79440. $54.95.



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Owl Mountain Models

Pyle Gyralite Tailgate Marker

Owl Mountain Models (owlmtmodels.com) is selling component parts needed to create a Pyle Gyralite Tailgate Marker. The easily assembled kit is designed to fit most HO scale passenger cars. It will function on layouts using either DC or DCC power. The $9.95 kit provides material for two cars. Parts include two tailgates, two Gyralite housings, two red LEDs, and two resistors. Notes on prototypical use and suggestions for adapting the kit to various brands of passenger cars are on the above website. NKP used these on the end car of passenger trains and bay window cabooses. http://owlmtmodels.com/

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Rails Unlimited

NKP 0-6-0

O-scale 1932 NKP/C&O steel 9'4" IH boxcars. This car was seen at the St. Louis RPM Meet in August as "O Scale Models Coming from Rails Unlimited." The car shown to the left was not on the website, however, they do show a model of an ARA 1932 design NKP boxcar, series 13000-13499, so this car may be part of that run. Pricing shown on their 2013 price list is: Flat kit - $80.00, Assembled body - $110.00. http://railsunlimited.ribbonrail.com/Models/40boxcars.htm.

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River Raisin Models

NKP 0-6-0

River Raisin Models is accepting reservations for an NKP S-Scale Brass USRA 0-6-0 steam switcher in DC scale and DC hi-rail brass. Only pre-ordered hi-rail models will be produced. The model will come DCC ready with a 9 pin wiring harness already installed. The model will retail for $1499.00. Reserve your locomotive with a non-refundable deposit of $300 per locomotive. For additional information please write, or call River Raisin at: (248) 366-9621, or email at info@riverraisinmodels.com. A reservation form is available at http://www.riverraisinmodels.com/usra0_6_0.html.

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RMT by AristO®

RMT Boxcar

O/O-27 Scale 3-Rail Semi-Scale 64 Series NKP Boxcar with High Speed Service Stripe. Originally manufactured by K-Line in 1995. Two road numbers. $39.98. Arriving January 12. Notice - the Nickel Plate did not have a boxcar with a High Speed Service stripe. http://readymadetoys.com/cl64secar.html

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New Products from Walthers

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Decals

  • Nickel Plate Steam Locomotive Decals in O Scale.

    Accurate, complete. Set O-28-SL is for class S through S-4 berkshires. $15.00 each. Set O-29-SL is for class H-5 and H-6 mikes. $16.00 each. Coming in September will be a "small engines" set, which will include switchers, consolidations and the like. That set will be $17.00.. Sets Include class and tractive effort cab decals, lease data, number board lettering. These are very limited runs; do not wait. Shipped in stray-straight envelopes. Shipping is $2.50 for single sets. Shipping included for multiple set orders. Contact David Vaughn at NKP48@AOL.com or by mail at 13732 Lakeside Drive, Clarksville, MD 21029.

  • NKP Steam Engine Decals For Sale

    FOR SALE: Decals! I'm pleased to announce that I now have my NKP Mikado and Berkshire decals BACK IN STOCK! 50 sets of each, so if you want any, now's the time to order!

    Two ALL NEW Nickel Plate decal sets in stock NOW:
            --NKP 30000-30749 series 30' composite twin hoppers (two car set, 1918-1930 paint scheme)
            --NKP 99000-99449 series 32' USRA twin hoppers (two car set, 1924-1930 paint scheme)

    Still in stock a limited number of the following decals:
            --NKP 10000-10999 series 38' double sheathed boxcars (one car, all paint schemes 1916-1950)

    (I also have two NYC sets that may be of interest to pre-Depression era modelers)
            --NYC&HR, NYC and MC 38' double sheathed boxcars and auto boxcars (one or two cars, 1910-1930s paint schemes, lots 201-, 220-, 246- and 286-B)
            --NYC, B&A, Big Four and P&LE 38' double sheathed boxcars (one or two cars, 1912-1930s paint schemes, lots 275-, 287-, 292- and 298-B. Replacement for F&C decal sets on their NYC cars, plus others)

    Please see this link for a PDF showing the decals, prototype photos, and ordering information:
    http://www.hansmanns.org/ycf_decal_sets_20130928.pdf

    Here's what the NKP steam decals look like on a model:
    http://hansmanns.org/decals

    And, see this link for the NYC decals as used on models:
    http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2013/10/14/virtual-rpm-meet-1/#more-497
    (EXCELLENT modeling by Harold Oakhill)

    The NKP boxcar decals can be seen used on models here:
    http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2012/10/22/dave-builds-some-box-cars/#more-164
    (more excellent modeling by Dave Campbell)

    Each decal set is $6, with $1 shipping for any sized order (USA and Canada only!).
    Ray Breyer, Elgin, IL, rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

  • Microscale Nickel Plate Road Heavyweight & Streamlined Passenger Car Decals

    HO Stock# 87-1435, $8.00. N Stock# 60-1435, $6.50. Currently in stock. HO scale website here, N scale website here.

  • NKP Stock Car Decals

    David Vaughn has decals for three types of NKP stock cars - all the series on the roster as of 1958. They are available in O scale but can be printed in HO if there is sufficient interest. You can email David at NKP48@aol.com.

  • Wheeling & Lake Erie Gondola Decals

    WLE_gon_decals

    Tony Koester forwarded us information on a source for Wheeling & Lake Erie gondola decals. Jerry Glow, who makes custom decals, sent Tony an email mentioning, "I just did artwork for original lettering of one from a very good TIF supplied by a customer. It looks like the Accurail model with different ends (looks like Detail Assoc 6222) and I'm hoping someone would model one mentioning my decals in an article published or online." The sample he sent (above) is numbered 52500 with a 4-21 built date on a 41-ft. car. Contact Jerry at jerryglow@comcast.net.

  • Great Decals™

    Great Decals shows Nickel Plate Road O-scale Aluminum express box cars (black and white - Artwork produced by Leon Lavdas) now back in print, and five O-scale decal projects by David Vaughn/Nickel Plate Models. http://www.greatdecals.com

    In addition, Great Decals is now selling After Hours Graphics decals, including Nickel Plate Road lightweight passenger car decals. http://www.greatdecals.com/AfterHours/AfterHoursList.html.

  • Nickel Plate Road 1955+ GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper Decals

    Nickel Plate Road 1955+ GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper Decals

    Tony Koester also found information on some decals for Nickel Plate Road 1955+ GATC 2600 Airslide Covered Hopper Decals.
    Website:
    http://paducah.home.mindspring.com/nw04.htm.

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Model Railroad Links

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Train Show Web Sites

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Model Railroad Online Forums, Discussion Sites, Chat Sites, Email Lists

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Model Railroad and Miscellaneous Railroad Newsgroups

The following newsgroups are available through Usenet and Google. In order to view the Usenet newsgroup, you will need a Newsreader that will open the links, and use a Newsgroup Server. Many Usenet newsreaders and servers are free. Google access is free, however you must be a registered member and sign in to view them. In addition, Google may show more message posts than the Usenet version depending on the Usenet service you use. Warning! Some of these newsgroups are inundated with spam along with legitimate messages, some of which is not appropriate for all visitors. The NKPHTS is not responsible for the content of these groups and only provides them for informational purposes.

For more information on Usenet please visit http://www.usenet.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet.

Model Railroad Newsgroups

  1. rec.models.railroad (Usenet)
    rec.models.railroad (Google)
  2. uk.rec.models.rail (Usenet)
    uk.rec.models.rail (Google)
  3. aus.rail.models (Usenet)
    aus.rail.models (Google)
  4. alt.models.railroad.ho (Usenet)

Other Miscellaneous Railroad Newsgroups

  1. misc.transport.rail.americas (Usenet )
    misc.transport.rail.americas (Google)
  2. alt.railroad (Usenet)
    alt.railroad (Google)
  3. alt.railroad.steam (Usenet)
    alt.railroad.steam (Google)
  4. uk.railway (Usenet)
    uk.railway (Google)
  5. free.uk.railway.steam (Usenet)
    free.uk.railway.steam (Google)
  6. aus.rail (Usenet)
    aus.rail (Google)
  7. misc.transport.rail.europe (Usenet)
    misc.transport.rail.europe (Google)
  8. misc.transport.rail.misc (Usenet)
    misc.transport.rail.misc (Google)

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