P&S Modeling

                 MODEL TRAIN YARD

This section is for those Shawmut fans who also keep the P&S alive with model trains, myself included!   I’ve heard that many model railroaders build models and layouts reflecting their younger days. 


For quite awhile I’d not done anything P&S related in N scale until the last few months, it was time to revive it and did I ever!  On my 16 inch diameter N scale “pizza” layout here is five SW9’s and Bicentennial caboose 196 in motion. Us micro layout modelers call them pizza layouts being round and about the size of a pizza!  The background sound didn’t come out good, but was actually P&S switchers pulling a cut of cars from the low grade interchange tracks.


Bob Bueller has just recently completed his long time task of creating three HO SW9’s for his layout in this beautifully detailed scene at Timblin station.  Bob says that’s Elmer Shick at the door and his Uncle Jimmy climbing into the 1954 Ford dump truck on the right.  The backdrop is temporary, but is from his Aunt and Uncle’s farm about 3 miles north of Timblin.  

Now, for comparision here’s the real Timblin station long ago with railcars 502 and 503 that Bob mentioned on the main site page. 

I recently finished this N scale “Micro” layout which reflects the area near Timblin, PA milepost 44, middle of the P&S.   The Shawmut ran near Pine Run for quite a distance from around Dora to the Mahoning Creek area.  It’s all pine trees here and typical of the P&S on the right is a long abandoned coal loader which siding has been severed from the mainline long ago. 



The photo above is from Al Crate of Brookville, a northbound with GP7 357 leading a SW9 has just crossed East Branch Viaduct. 

Above is a another from Al looking at the north side of the Sprankle Mills Viaduct, in the distance is Coulter tunnel’s south portal.  Below is the south end of Spankle Viaduct. 

Kurt Weisweber models the P&S in HO scale and here two SW9’s in red and yellow move a string of coal hoppers with one of the two bay window cabooses bringing up the rear.  

                     A SPECIAL MODEL! 

We recently heard from Andy Brouse in Central PA who is building a 1/6th scale P&S SW9 1776.  Below are some photos of Andy’s progress.   

APRIL UPDATE!  Andy just recently received the trucks so work on the 1776 has begun again! 


Andy’s “Betsy Ross” is coming along fabulously!  The next steps will be adding trucks, etc. so it will be awhile until his next update.


Aboveis Andy’s P&S 1776 update from 11/23/21.  Below are some earlier photos of its progress.

Thanks Andy, keep us updated on this unusual model! 

Here is Nick Damore’s excellently detailed P&S bay window number 151 along with two red and yellow Shawmut HO swithcers.  In this scene P&S employees are holding a little conference, note the P&S “Hi-Rail” station wagon.

On Al Crate’s from Bookville excellent layout, a southbound BVL1 rumbles over the “BV” trestle over Red Bank Creek while a Conrail train passes under it on the Low Grade.



Here’s a short clip of Al Crate’s P&S HO Layout, we have featured many photos of his great layout here over the years.


Above is the link to video of my HO layout taken by Dave Edwards back in December 2018.  Have made some operational and other changes since then, but it is basically the same. 

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