ETMRC HO Layout Videos
This may be a slow-loading page

iCar near Mathis Mine

Bob T videos taken on an iPhone 4®
using the MinuteMan Scale Models iCar
near Mathis Mine, February 2012.
Bob T examining train.


Rob Parsons Video from October 2019

Rob Dove Video from March 2014

For other Rob Dove videos, search YouTube for "Rob Dove Model Railroad:

Videos from February 2012


Parsons All Aboard
(Oct 2019 – 1 min 40 sec)

Back to Top


HO scale coal train running on the East Texas Model Rail Road Club layout.
160 cars pulled by 3 engines.

(Mar 2014 – 4 min 26 sec)

Back to Top


Demonstrating Block Occupancy Signal
(Feb 2012 – 14 sec)

  • (at 11 sec) Southbound freight train entering new block after Barry Ranch Switch with the block signal changing from green to red.

Back to Top


PF&O Fantrip from Dexter to Bird River Southbound
(Feb 2012 – 2 min 55 sec)

  • (at 18 sec) Overhead block signal changes from green to red indicating train has entered block
  • (at 27 sec) Crosses road into Dexter
  • (at 38 sec) Narrow gauge curved trestle in background
  • (at 52 sec) Berry Ranch Switch on right
  • (at 1 min 35 sec) Passes East Onion Breath switch on right
  • (at 2 min 04 sec) Passes temporary yellow sign indicating Bird River Bridge is out of service
  • (at 2 min 06 sec) Passes Mathis Mine #5 on right
  • (at 2 min 23 sec) Entering Wilson yard. Bob T, Leroy H, Bob E are in picture. Bob E is working on riverbed scenery at Bird River – where the bridge is out of service.
  • (at 2 min 31 sec) Notice dwarf signals on right
  • (at 2 min 41 sec) Tall block signal changes from green to red
  • (at 2 min 55 sec) That's all, folks !

Back to Top


EM&I Fantrip from Dexter to Bird River Southbound
(Feb 2012 – 2 min 24 sec)

  • (at 20 sec) Overhead block signal changes from green to red indicating train has entered block
  • (at 27 sec) Crosses road into Dexter
  • (at 33 sec) Narrow gauge curved trestle in background
  • (at 40 sec) Crosses Berry Ranch Switch on right
  • (at 42 sec) Tall block signal changes from green to red
  • (at 52 sec) Passes Dalton Park on right
  • (at 1 min 01 sec) Passes Granite Bypass Switch and tall signal – red left – signal change due to occupancy, right signal red for "Do Not Enter"
  • (at 1 min 08 sec) Passes incomplete Museum area on left
  • (at 1 min 15 sec) Enters tunnel under Stonehead Mountain – which see top center left
  • (at 1 min 27 sec) PF&O bridge on right; Dispatchers Panel on right
  • (at 1 min 31 sec) Enters double track tunnel; PF&O on right
  • (at 1 min 37 sec) East Onion Breath switch on right; EOB station to right of tunnel
  • (at 1 min 51 sec) Wilson Yard Limit (north) on right
  • (at 2 min 00 sec) Wilson station on left; Narrow gauge engine house on right
  • (at 2 min 08 sec) Narrow gauge Climax on right,in front of yellow camp car
  • (at 2 min 12 sec) Tall signal changes from green to red; dual gauge track on right
  • (at 2 min 23 sec) Train stops before missing Bird River bridge
  • (at 2 min 24 sec) That's all, folks !

Back to Top


Fantrip from Allenport station to CP A – Malfunction Junction
(Feb 2012 – 1 min 58 sec)

  • (at 00 sec) Note station platform lighting and elevator/stairway doors
  • (at 12 sec) Four tracks and three station platforms visible
  • (at 22 sec) Stops to reverse direction
  • (at 29 sec) Continues forward
  • (at 42 sec) Passes Warehouse on right
  • (at 44 sec) Passes Railway Express Agency on right
  • (at 48 sec) Enters reverse loop tunnel under Allenport station
  • (at 58 sec) Leaves tunnel
  • (at 1 min 08 sec) Moves 3 tracks right to get on departure track
  • (at 1 min 12 sec) Chyrokes freight yard to right
  • (at 1 min 30 sec) Signal changes from red to green
  • (at 1 min 38 sec) Red signal before highway bridge – no go to Price Yard
  • (at 1 min 45 sec) Crosses under Trolley bridge (before overhead wire was added)
  • (at 1 min 58 sec) Video done at CP A – Malfunction Junction

Back to Top


PF&O Fantrip from Allenport station – view sideways
(Feb 2012 – 6 min 11 sec)

  • (at 07 sec) Backing out of Allenport station passing warehouse
  • (at 13 sec) Williamsburg in background
  • (at 31 sec) First stop – but not clear of switch
  • (at 46 sec) Second stop – now clear of switch
  • (at 56 sec) Going forward – Williamsburgh in background
  • (at 1 min 20 sec) Have passed through tunnel under Allenport station – now on other side of Chyrokes yard. Passing Ray Y.
  • (at 1 min 22 sec) ETMRC sign on door of club
  • (at 1 min 35 sec) Passing switch to Price yard
  • (at 1 min 44 sec) Passing under trolley bridge. Roundhouse is behind camera
  • (at 1 min 55 sec) Proceeding into Malfunction Junction onto PF&) mainline northbound
  • (at 2 min 01 sec) Passing Williamsburgh station
  • (at 2 min 17 sec) Passing McCamey/Westwood building
  • (at 2 min 22 sec) Passing future location of trolley car barn
  • (at 2 min 32 sec) passing Electron Power Co. substation
  • (at 2 min 38 sec) Passing Leslie Furniture Manufacturing Co.
  • (at 2 min 48 sec) Passing city trolley tracks in street
  • (at 3 min 13 sec) Crossing Bird River
  • (at 3 min 15 sec) Passing Electron Power Co.
  • (at 3 min 21 sec) Passing narrow gauge freight transfer platform with NG Climax in background
  • (at 3 min 25 sec) NG turntable in background
  • (at 3 min 26 sec) NG engine house in background
  • (at 3 min 31 sec) Passing Wilson yard freight station
  • (at 3 min 32 sec) Passing Wilson yard diesel engine fueling facility
  • (at 3 min 40 sec) Granite Mountain in background
  • (at 3 min 43 sec) Passing Mathis Mine No. 5
  • (at 3 min 50 sec) Tunnel deleted
  • (at 3 min 51 sec) Narrow gauge trestle in background
  • (at 3 min 52 sec) EM&I Ballasted deck trestle in foreground
  • (at 3 min 57 sec) Tunnel deleted
  • (at 3 min 58 sec) Passing East Onion Breath Station
  • (at 4 min 03 sec) Passing East Onion Breath Ore Dump
  • (at 4 min 09 sec) Passing Berry Ranch switch
  • (at 4 min 18 sec) Passing Dexter Armored Museum
  • (at 4 min 20 sec) Passing Dexter motel
  • (at 4 min 25 sec) Dexter before scenery revision
  • (at 4 min 27 sec) Passing Dexter station
  • (at 4 min 32 sec) Passing Dexter Feed and Grain
  • (at 4 min 36 sec) Passing Dexter airport
  • (at 4 min 44 sec) Passing Dexter trailer park
  • (at 4 min 54 sec) Tunnel deleted
  • (at 4 min 57 sec) Passing Wilson yard coaling and water towers
  • (at 4 min 59 sec) Passing Wilson yard diesel fueling facility and freight station
  • (at 5 min 00 sec) Passing Wilson yard passenger station
  • (at 5 min 03 sec) Passing narrow gauge engine house
  • (at 5 min 05 sec) Passing narrow gauge turntable
  • (at 5 min 12 sec) Passing Electron Power Co.
  • (at 5 min 15 sec) Crossing Bird River. Bob T. in aisle
  • (at 5 min 35 sec) Crossing trolley track in street
  • (at 5 min 42 sec) Passing Williamsburgh station and continuing on around

Back to Top