Saturday, April 5, 2014

Master Index for the “E. L. Moore’s Legacy in the 21st Century” series

The posts in this series are starting to pile up and I thought some sort of index was called for. I’ve marked each instalment with the E L Moore's 21th Century Legacy label, but that doesn’t seem like enough. So, here’s what’s been posted so far. I plan to update this index as I make additions to the series.


Balsa, cost, a handcar shed and organic veggies

Twenty-five years at the movies

The Railroad Modeler Years

Signature Styles, Signature Structures, and Selective Staging

Sticks and glue may build Cousin Cal's Cabbage Plant but sauerkraut juice will never hurt me

Modernizing Caleb's Cabbage Co.

The Lost Manuscripts

One photo summary?

Raymond Frankenberger and the E. L. Moore Style

The Combination Houses

Spumoni Club Coach

Shades of Buffalo Bill

Dilly behind the Eight Ball

As well as the series posts, over the years I’ve built-up a number of E. L. Moore’s projects. Many have made use of more modern materials than were originally specified in the articles, so in a way they form some sort of appendix to the series. Here’s a list of them.

Bunn's Feed & Seed Plant

Jones Chemical Co.

Uncle Charley's Bookery

Moe Lass'

Model-nomics 101: E. L. Moore's Branch Line Station in N-scale

A wikipedia article on E. L. Moore was created based on the posts in this series,

E. L. Moore in Wikipedia

There have also been some posts were E. L. Moore’s work was cited as an influence, or I pointed out that some prototype might make for an interesting E. L. Moore style building, or I was just wildly speculating on something that seemed Moorian :-)

The kit that launched a great adventure: Building AHM's version of E. L. Moore's W. E. Snatchem Funeral Parlor

Baby Spumoni's Almost Big Adventure

Running the upper loop on the Moore & Moore Lines

ELM Epilogue: The Case of the Photographer's Doppelganger - Solved!

ELM Epilogue: E. L. Moore, a frustrated Nader Raider?

ELM Epilogue: Did E. L. Moore get a D- in Structural Engineering?

ELM Epilogue: 2 outta 3 ain't bad

From the Time Machine's Glovebox: Jonesing

From the Time Machine's Glovebox: Mr. Buschel’s

E. L. Moore's Cotton Waste Plant - Take 2

The Moore Way

Rendered Small: "Whether or not this is adequately and fairly called a psychosis is for others to judge."

Was E. L. Moore Gil Mellé’s successor?: A bibliography and some wild speculation

E. L. Moore stores on the Losantiville Street Railway

Do all roads lead to E. L. Moore?

HOJ-POJ Mfg. Co. ala Bart Crosby

E. L. Moore's workbench

E. L. Moore's writing corner

Top shelf of E. L. Moore's workbench

E. L. Moore and the fedora mystery

Moore green

E. L. Moore wikipedia entry, take 2

E. L. Moore, Adventurer

Alternative E. L. Moore Biography Portraits

I guess there is a prototype for everything

First full draft of E. L. Moore wikipedia entry

E. L. Moore gets the cover of Aug '63 RMC

The Coincidence Houses

An inadvertent homage to E. L. Moore

Somebody snatched the sign

E. L. Moore did not inspire the Farmer's Market

Was this the first occurrence of the 8-Ball Loco Works?

Question: Was this the inspiration for E. L. Moore's Rocky Ridge Depot

E. L. Moore's Photography Studio on S. Tryon

Was E. L. Moore's Enaskale & Hoentee RR inspired by the Gleish Valley RR

He Builds Railroads, Then Scraps Them

Spumoni Clubs again, hold the Frim Fram Sauce

American Folk Art Buildings

E. L. Moore's reading list for Ye Olde Corner Drugstore

Paul's Rocky Ridge Station

The Specialist

The Model Railroad Right of Way

Streetcars in Charlotte, North Carolina

E. L. Moore's residence and The Clarabel Hotel

E. L. Moore's 1959 residence today

E. L. Moore and The Great Selective Compression Controversy of '74

C. L. Moore

E.L. Moore, Vagabond?

Moore, Beebe and the Tuscaloosa Depot

To Let

The Fiddletown Depot

Get out of jail free

Thoughts on a N-scale Elizabeth Valley Railroad


EVRR on the cover of Jan '59 Model Trains

E. L. Moore builds a blimp...

... showing results for: El Moore...

Ideas for a 'New' E. L. Moore style building

An index to the articles written by E. L. Moore can be found here,

Index to E. L. Moore's publications

An index to E. L. Moore's lost articles can be found here,

Index to E. L. Moore's lost articles

An index to all the original E. L. Moore models that I saw in September 2015 can be found here,

Index to the E. L. Moore models posts

In March 2015 a number of E. L. Moore letters and manuscripts were brought to my attention. An index to excerpts from those files can be found here,

Index to the E. L. Moore Files Excerpts

An index to a collection of photograph's taken by E. L. Moore can be found here,

Index to the E. L. Moore photos

[The index was last updated on 3 March 2019]


  1. I've really been enjoying your posts on Moore. I love in-depth investigations into singular and peculiar subjects like this. Reminds me of:

    I don't know if you're aware, but Clever Models has released a papercraft version of Moore's Carolina Foundry.

    The download is $14.95... which in 1972 dollars would have been around $2.50. That's Moorian!

  2. Thanks Dan! I'm glad you're enjoying them. I've had quite a good time writing them and taking this trip down memory lane. I'll check out the link. I didn't know about the Clever Models version of the Carolina Foundry - I'll need to check that out too. It's been a good weekend for Moore tips. Yesterday I found, quite by accident an unopened ELMoore plastic kit version of one of his old time store projects by AHM.

  3. Wow, I can remember as a young child sitting for hours at a time and admiring my grandfathers hand crafted houses and buildings. And I vaguely recall seeing some of his pictures and articles of model railroads. And then there was the large model landscape and railroad in our basement that I often dreamed about getting back together. So I always knew he was a model builder, but until seeing this blog I had no idea the impact he had on model railroad building. Thank you Mr. Lowe for allowing me to learn more about my grandfather, as he passed when I was very young.

    J L Dixon

    1. Hi Jimmy,
      Thank you for the kind words and I'm glad you liked the articles. If there is any more you could tell me about your grand-father I'd very much like to hear about it. He was a major figure in mid-20th century model railroading and his impact is still felt today.
      Cheers, Jim.

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  5. Mr. Lowe,

    My mother has received your letter and she will be in touch. We will be hunting down some of his papers and we have a collection of models you may like to see as well.

    J L Dixon

    1. Hi J L,
      Thanks for getting in touch with me. I'm looking forward to speaking with your mother and seeing that material.
      Thanks, Jim.