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Leon Clark

Robert Leners

Mike O'Connell

Old Photos

David Berriman
Norm Buckhart
Jack Burgess
Warner Clark
Bill Davis
Gene Deimling
Pat Duffin
John Eichman
Matt Forsyth
Michael George
Woody Grosdoff
Jim Harper
Jim Hickey
Robert Leners
George Losse
Tom Mix
Ed Nadolski
Dan Pence
Roy Pietschmann
Stan Schwedler
Scott Spears
Brett Whelan
Bill Yancey
Jim Zwernemann

Photo Gallery: Jim Harper - page 2 of 3

Jim built this neat little freight house and painted it in SP colors. The layout is located in his three-car garage in the Reno area.
An Oriental Limited SP GP-9 leads a short freight past one of the layout's many detailed scenes. This locomotive was also converted by Jim with commercial wheels.
Jim Harper's Proto48 Southern Pacific F-7 units started out as Key Models O gauge units. He converted them using wheels made by Protocraft. Jim photographed them on his large layout. The layout is loosely based upon SP operations in California. Jim's track is all hand-spiked with individual tie plates and four spikes per tie. He used cast frogs and points so his track is as well detailed as his models. Jim has converted to DCC operation with sound.

Union Pacific Boxcar

This UP car started out in life as a Continental Monarch kit. The were tooled in the Chicago area and had been marketed US Hobbies at one time. The model is the work of Jim Harper owner of High Sierra Models. Jim added extra details such as rivet strips, underbody details, working cut levers for the Clouser couplers, and modified the cushion underframe to really work. The trucks are 70 ton roller bearing by Ace (Fredfrick's) with 33" Overland P:48 wheelsets.

Sacramento Northern 44 tonner

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