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The Interchange: The Reading Modeler Forum

The Interchange is a place where Reading modelers can connect online to share prototype and model information/ideas, or just gather around the coal stove in "The Caboose" and shoot the breeze. Reading fans of all stripes are are welcome to participate in friendly, informative dialogue among the RM community!
The Caboose is a place for Reading Modeler members to hang out and discuss topics of general interest, not necessarily rail-related. Come on in, the coffee's hot and the conversation is stimulating!
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by Riggelweg
2 weeks 6 days ago
This board is the place where questions and information specific to MODELING the Reading Company, its equipment and operations can be shared - questions like "What was the window arrangement of AF Tower in Alburtis?" and "What color paint do YOU use to paint the Reading's cream-and-brown buildings?"
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Last Post: RDG GP35 #3640
by 2771-chris
3 days 1 hour ago
This section of The Interchange provides a space where members of the Reading Modeler community can showcase their Reading modeling efforts. If you've got a project that you'd like to share, start a new topic and "show and tell" the group how you did it!
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by Riggelweg
3 weeks 10 hours ago
What's the difference between a GP40-2 and GP39-2? What year did the Reading dieselize? How many tracks were in Rutherford Yard? This board focuses on a discussion of questions or issues concerning the "prototype" Reading Company and its predecessors. While the aim of this board is to serve as a resource for prototype information for modeling purposes, general discussion and sharing of knowledge is also encouraged.
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by MarkFJ
1 week 4 days ago
The Timetable is a section of the Reading Modeler Forum where individuals can post information regarding upcoming Reading Railroad-related and Model Railroading-related events, such as the annual Reading Railroad Modelers' Meet, NMRA Railroad Prototype Modelers (RPM) meets, and so on.

If you're going to post an event, please provide as much detail as possible (date, time, location, URL, etc.) for interested parties. There's a lot of great things going on out there, let's spread the word!
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by rdg-barry
7 months 4 weeks ago
This board is a space where members can list model railroad items or railroadiana that they may want to buy or sell.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Listings will be automatically deleted after 30 days. Also, this service is being provided solely as a courtesy to the Reading Modeler community; any items bought or sold as a result of a listing on this board are a transaction solely between buyer and seller. The Reading Modeler makes NO assurances or guarantees of any kind regarding any items listed here - Caveat Emptor applies! Abuse of this board may result in suspension of membership privileges and/or removal of the board.
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by Chris_L
6 months 2 weeks ago
If you've got some feedback about The Reading Modeler, or some suggestions and ideas on how to improve the site that you'd like to share with the site community at large, please post them in the Waybill Box!
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by RDGbuff56
1 year 3 months ago

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Did You Know?

March 8, 1900
Construction of the new P&R locomotive shops at Reading, PA began.


Operations Information

Click Here!A variety of Reading Company operations related documents, etc. that may be of use in your modeling efforts.

Operations Paperwork

Click Here!A variety of Reading Company operations paperwork, such as train orders, clearance forms, etc. that will help you operate your Reading layout in a prototypical manner.

Timetables, Rulebooks, Etc.

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