AWL Model RR Club, Inc.

Allegheny Western Lines
Modular Railroad


Member Val Pistilli
My three modules are designed to be heavy industrial. Many different industries with lots of switching. There are places for twenty six cars to be spotted. They are in various stages of completion with the most complete on the left to the newest module addition on the right. Construction started in summer of 2001.

I painted the rails on my modules. A tedious job but the results are well worth it. Improves the appearance immensely. I used Floquil Rail Brown. Shake well and use a small brush. Keep the brush wet and perpendicular to the rails to paint over and around the spikes. Don't forget to paint the guardrails and the tips of the wing rails on switches.

Do you have bumpers at the ends of sidings? Don't forget to paint the tops of the rails next to the bumper. Trains never run there so the rails never get clean!

I use Walthers bumpers. A package of them costs around ten bucks and you get a load of bumpers.

You can see more of the scenery from this view. Once I got started, I was amazed at the ease it took to get a very nice looking scene. It didn't take all that
much time, except for painting the rails.

Painting the rails is a tedious job, but the results are well worth it. Improves the appearance immensely.

I used Floquil Rail Brown.  Shake well and use a small brush. Keep the brush wet and perpendicular to the rails to paint over and around the spikes.
Don't forget to paint the guardrails and the tips of the wing rails on switches.

The next three photos were taken during the Independence Junction NMRA convention in 2006.
Dec. 2006
May 2009
Val's Modules as of 2009
May 2009
May 2009
Dec. 2009

Do you have bumpers at the ends of sidings? Don't forget to paint the tops of the rails next to the bumper.  Trains never run there so the rails never get clean!

I use Walthers bumpers. A package of them costs around ten bucks and you get  a load of bumpers. I painted mine black, like the prototype. They don't want
these things to rust. You can see where I drilled a hole and installed a track nail to hold the bumper in place. When cars run into the bumpers, they don't move!

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V. E. Pistilli

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