Friday, August 8, 2014
EVRR on the cover of Jan '59 Model Trains
As I read my way through old issues of Model Trains, I continue to find new pieces of the E. L. Moore story. Back in the Legacy series post on the Elizabeth Valley Railroad I noted that Mr. Moore commented in the introduction to the January '62 Model Trains article, Let's build a mountain, that he "had well over a hundred letters requesting track plans of my 4 x 6-foot railroad as the result of photographs published in MODEL TRAINS", but didn't mention in which issues they appeared. It may have been January '59. As well as the cover shot, the Stop look and listen photo section is dedicated to the Elizabeth Valley Railroad with two large photos: an overview shot that later appeared in Linn Westcott's HO Primer that was published in '62, and the second shot is an even larger, double-page photo of a completely scratch-built HOn3 train - except for the "Concord box car" as noted in the accompanying text.