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Update: Guard timbers and tie plates

Update: Guard timbers and tie plates

Nearing completion after an innumerable amount of hours the decking for the main span of the St. Vrain River bridge is only in need of the bolt detail for the guard timbers and hook bolt work for the deck mounts. Up next after the final detailing on the Pratt Truss...
St. Vrain River Bridge exhibit: Tie plates and deck work

St. Vrain River Bridge exhibit: Tie plates and deck work

The track-work phase has begun! John is going to use his own custom made spikes that are closer to 1/48 scale along with Monster Model Works laser etched tie plates, a favorite among the P48 community. John is a P48 modeler; getting him to think in OW5 is a challenge....
A Day Out With Toy Trains in Denver

A Day Out With Toy Trains in Denver

We had a fabulous time over the weekend of the 28th running the Longmont Terminal & Northern branch line model railroad. Special thanks go out to Bob K, Jeff, John, Leighton, Dawn, Daecian, Rick, Myron, and Erik. The Day Out With Toy Trains venue is put on by the...
Passion: The 1941 Coast Daylight…

Passion: The 1941 Coast Daylight…

Erik, a founding member of the Colorado O Scale Modelers group is an avid passenger train collector and aficionado in many different  scales from 1 through Z. Erik started his passion when he was a child browsing vintage magazine ads and books from the golden age of...
St. Vrain River exhibit continued…

St. Vrain River exhibit continued…

Updating the progress on the St. Vrain River bridge project exhibit. In the last few weeks a lot of progress has been accomplished on the sections. Nearly complete and ready for track installation we take a look at the methodology John uses in his design. John Johnson...
LT&N Homecoming, Boulder Model Railroad Club Train Expo 2016!

LT&N Homecoming, Boulder Model Railroad Club Train Expo 2016!

Boulder Model Railroad Club 2016 Train Expo Longmont Terminal & Northern’s homecoming exhibit was last weekend in Longmont, Colorado! A very special thank you to the Boulder Model Railroad Club and all of the crew of this venue, simply fabulous. We will see...
Happy Holidays from all of us at Colorado O Scale Modelers!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Colorado O Scale Modelers!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This past Saturday some of the Colorado O Scale friends gathered for fun conversation and celebration of the season.  We wish all of you O Scale aficionados out there a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! 2017 will be a big year for the...
St. Vrain River Bridge update 12/3/16

St. Vrain River Bridge update 12/3/16

Update: St. Vrain River Bridge project. The newly completed sections are framed and ready for roadbed spline supports being installed at the time this is written. The recently acquired custom built brass through plate girder bridge arrived from Japan to compliment the...
A message from John Johnson our co-chair

A message from John Johnson our co-chair

Where Next? The COSM layout has been to Cheyenne, Longmont, Denver several times and even a couple of visits to Colorado Springs! Where do we go from here? Currently under construction are new curves of 110″ radius (13 degree for prototype) but no plans yet on...