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Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Time: 08.56.28
Name: John City: Warrington, England

Thanks for building this site, it's very interesting.

I have become a Prussian modeller over the past few years, I simply love the period and the liveries.

Finding it hard to get any reading materiel in English language though, even German language is hard enough!

A couple more celebrity modellers for you, Pete Waterman who brought us Kylie Minogue and others is a well know railway nut in the UK, rebuilds full size steam and has a large finescale 2R 0 gauge layout.

Also Ben Ando, a BBC newscaster who's heavily into N gauge, may even be involved with 'your' Rapido trains!



Date: Sunday, January 6, 2013 Time: 09.07.06
Name: Marlon City: Near Kansas City, MO

In the section of celebrity model railroaders, you might add, Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri from the HBO show, "The Sopranos". :)


Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Time: 11.13.22
Name: Lynn Schoening City: Lincoln, Nebraska

Bob Gibson, former St. Louis Cardinal pitching great, is an O scale modeler and now resides in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Date: Monday, January 2, 2012 Time: 08.18.35
Name: Robert City: Hamilton

a great site , nice photos, and tons of interesting reading.

Has lots of knowledge and excellent tips for the hobbiest.

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 Time: 12.46.07
Name: Rick City: Twin Cities, MN USA

Here are 3 more names to add to your fictitious list of modelrailroaders:Bobby from the Sopranos, Allen's ex wife's husband on Two and a Half Men and of course, Captain Cangaroo.(Every year he had a special show where he had train layouts set up throughout the different areas of the sets of his TV studio.)

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010 Time: 12.28.16
Name: Sean Mullin City: Finch ,Ontario

It was to bad that the show listing was not updated as we drove to see the Kemptville show to find out it was cancelled for 2010.

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Time: 14.33.35
Name: Randoloph City: Barrie On.

Enjoyed your site very much spent hrs. looking through it...

Thanks time well spent

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009 Time: 14.16.38
Name: Frank City: Guelph

Hello again,

if anyone is looking for Hydrocal, just go to Websters and Sons Limitied in Mississauga Ontario. Their phone number is (905) 564-3219. A 100 lb bag was about 40 dollars two years ago.


Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009 Time: 11.51.32
Name: Frank City: Guelph


thank you for this wonderful web site. It has brought back a lot of memories from Germany. Also great train information, a resource used quite often to find where all the shows are.

Thank you again


Date: Monday, January 14, 2008 Time: 20.52.00
Name: alex City: eugene

i like you're web page.but what's the name of the santa train.

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Time: 13.02.53
Name: Dave City: Scarborough

I'm rebuilding my layout, N scale, and was planning on using hydrocal myself, as I used it in the dental lab. You had noted that you were having a hard time finding it. Its actually very easy to get from any dentist or dental lab. A giant 25 lbs bag would be less than $20. Try calling a dental supplier. It's actually quite easy to work with after a little practise, and if you want it to dry faster, use hot water, slower, use cold water.

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007 Time: 01.02.56
Name: Jack Thompson City: Reston, Virginia

For the "Fictitious Model Railroaders" list on the "Misc." page. here's an addition:

Bobby 'Bacala' Baccalieri from "The Sopranos", played by Steve Schirripa.

Had a G-scale layout in the garage. Was "hit" in a model train shop in the next-to-last episode and fell dead on a layout in the shop, wrecking it.

Date: Sunday, November 4, 2007 Time: 13.47.16
Name: Donna Weston City: Woodstock

My Grandfather drove the locomotive on display just outside of Haliburton to it's final resting place. Not sure if you realize the mistake but the number on this locomotive is #2616 not 15.

Maybe that can be cleared up since it makes it a little harder to search for.


Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Time: 14.49.03
Name: Kenny Cole City: Jacksonville, Florida

I am a big train buff. I am into HO scale and saw the article about Rod Stewart lay out in the MRR for the Dec issue. I was so over taken that some one in the lime light, would have time to work on this hobby. I would love to see it. I have had trains all my life and I was also born in 1945 like Rod Stewart was. It is a very relaxing hobby, expensive and time consuming. My wife and I of 32 yrs had the trains in another home, it was 16x24. We have a new house built and I am in the processing of trying to get a plan for a room 12x12. Right now I am cutting boards, and laying the track in our sitting room, so the trains will run around. I cant wait for the finish project.

I hope if Rod Stewart reads this, I would like to say, thx for being a part of the train buffs. God Bless and keep on railing/tracking/railroading.

Kenny Cole 904-225-0348 76282 Deerwood Dr Yulee Fl 32097

My email is My layout is Santa Fe


Date: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Time: 11.00.39
Name: mason dj City: burnham england

replacement model railway couplings roco HO scale are avilable as Hornby part # R 8220 NEM

i am sure that they are the original moulds and certainly work ( i tested them on 0e stock only yesterday!)

dont know how you will get them in canada


Date: Saturday, May 19, 2007 Time: 18.13.12
Name: John City: Tronto

great inspration. S.V.P. KEEP IT UP ! And ty again!

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007 Time: 12.29.26
Name: Cameron City: Los Angeles

How nice to see someone else modeling Prussian railways! Keep up the good work.

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2007 Time: 22.55.12
Name: Yanamaka City: Kariya Japan

Your pictures of train is very good!

Thank you!

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 Time: 09.18.05
Name: poo City: london

Very good

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2006 Time: 15.35.59
Name: Senthil Kumar City: Bombay, India

Fantastic site.. I also model on Indian Railways especially the steam era.. Learnt a lot on layout from your site. Interesting and informative.. Will keep visiting the site for help for building my layout.

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Time: 09.27.24
Name: Jim Snyder City: Monterey, CA

Very Interesting. Here's one for you: Carson van Osten- guitarist from Todd Rundgren's 1960s band NAZZ Now works in the motion picture/animation business in S. Cal. Cover Layout in Model Rasilroader (N Scale), 1998???

Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006 Time: 13.49.39
Name: jesse deal City: detroit mi

nice layout workmanship in price it must be cheap to bulid it

Date: Friday, April 28, 2006 Time: 11.27.42
Name: Muhammad Ali City: Scarborough

I love Go trains and coach buses so much. I would go on a GO train and and on a coach bus with my aunt and my grandfather

Date: Friday, March 24, 2006 Time: 16.30.48
Name: Simon City: Hilversum

Just to say i like your website and your trains very much.

Simon, Hilversum, the Netherlands, EU

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2005 Time: 13.44.28
Name: Painter Dickson Lester City: Powder Springs, Georgia

My Grandson, Cameron (3) and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the pages of trains! He had a grand time dreaming of getting to ride on one of these beautiful trains some day!! Thansk for the memories with My Grandson - he'd rather look at TRAINS than to sleep or go outside,

Date: Sunday, July 3, 2005 Time: 17.38.41
Name: Ted Burke City: Thunder Bay

Have many C.N.R.& C.P.R. STEAM TRAIN BOOKS & PIC'S + photo's. Would like to donate to museum on behalf of my Father. Cannot make any contact with anyone. I will keep my PC on to see if anyone is interested. Thanks

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2005 Time: 13.01.59
Name: Andy City: Port Credit, Ontario

Do you have any photographs of the old Sunnyside Railway Station

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Time: 11.40.52
Name: Fahad Qamar City: Karachi, Pakistan

can any one please inform me how to develop rail tracks for electronic trains because tracks are not available here therefore i need to design and develop them or anyone who can tell me any international shop from where i can buy them and assemble in Pakistan

waiting for favorable reply,

Date: Friday, February 25, 2005 Time: 10.13.06
Name: Luc City: Metz

I am a quebecois living in France and I am amazed by the growing leadership of Bombardier which has becomed the world's largest train manufacturer.

The US are just happy with Alsthom/Bombardier TGV called the ACELA riding between Boston and Washington. The train loco comes from the french and the tilting cars from Quebec or Vermont Bombardier factories. According to Le Devoir, the US have justified and found the money to send the ACELA to Montreal. Just a pity that Canada shall be the last G7 developped country without any TGV riding its tracks.

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2005 Time: 20.07.01
Name: D. Hanna City: Toronto

Interested in aquiring an old CNR caboose and/or boxcar.

Contact: D. Hanna, P.O. Box 261, Station 'A' Toronto, Ontario, M5W1B2

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2004 Time: 00.02.53
Name: George McNab City: Kitchener

Your site is inspirational.I recently inhereted a 4'X8' train set from my father-in law. He spent many hours modeling a German railroad scene from his youth. It has been sitting around for ten years. I am going to try to revive this work of art for my children. Thanks for the advice about reading all you can on railroad modelling.

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2004 Time: 10.47.22
Name: David City: Austin, Texas

Love your site...keep up the good work!

Date: Monday, August 16, 2004 Time: 14.00.07
Name: Willy City: Inverness.Scotland.

I found your site via a link from the ERS.

I am now living in the Highlands which is the only part of Britain that has a Plandampf daily in the Summer(The Jacobite)

Harry Potter and all that.

I am constructing an Epoch 2 DR system around the Wurtemburg

KSB.Lots of excellent info on your site.

Lived in TO for a couple of years and used to work at McMILLAN

Yard with some of the old Spadina guys when they were moved out to the sticks up by number 7 HWY.


Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004 Time: 20.39.55
Name: Nathan City: Seierville

The site is awesome. I have a 7x18 narrow guage layout in my room. It started a knee level and ends at the roof. I have 110 acres of land (well my parents land). I'm creatig a line of live steam through it as a small business. I recently spent almost 50,000 dollars and bought a live steam version of Challenger 4-6-6-4. It's awesome. Thanks for the website.

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 Time: 14.07.39
Name: Amico Slam City: Italy

Stefania forever!

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2004 Time: 08.29.57
Name: CeciliaE Vandeloo-Annand City: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Very interesting to explore your website. Thank you kindly for lots I did not know. Pleased to read about famous people who love all sizes of trains. As a baby I lived with the daily sound of freight trains. At age 3 I wanted to be the engineer on a train. I loved the Bugs Bunny children's record about being a train engineer. Sitting in a train's parlour car and watching scenery is like relaxing in a rocking chair -- the best way to travel. Now that I am past 50, my husband has introduced me to model trains and the vista before me seems endless.

Date: Sunday, April 25, 2004 Time: 03.23.00
Name: Otavio City: Brazil

I have just one word: AMAZING

Thanks for this site.


Date: Sunday, April 11, 2004 Time: 06.51.42
Name: Carl City: England

Hi lovin the website I Live in England but when i ma older i would love to live in toronto and i will get out there no matter what it takes and if Toronto is any good or better than Vancouver then i am definetly moving out there.

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2004 Time: 09.45.05
Name: Katrina City: Hawk Junction

i would like to tell everyone that is going to read this that Hawk is a really cool town.. it is very small and there really isn't that much to do but snowmabile and swim they are fun... but i would like to point out a mistake in on of the comments about Hawk.... the school was NOT torn down it was shut down because there was not enough ppl to keep it running.. i know cause i drive by it all the time... well i just wanted to clear that up


Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 Time: 17.36.32
Name: Hans City: Toronto

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