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Mauch Chunk PA is dedicated to the memories of Chris Bennett and Gene Mones

 

Welcome.
This
web site keeps track of the progress of our HO model of the CNJ station in old Mauch Chunk, PA in the late 1940s. Unusually, we are building this in the UK!

After a visit to Jim Thorpe in 1996, we selected it as a subject and started modelling it in 2002.  We have tried to copy the prototype as far as possible using plans taken from photos. All the material we have is available on this website for you to share. 

We welcome emails from CNJ fans and fellow modellers. UK modellers are welcome to join us at Barrowmore, nr Chester, UK.

We most recently exhibited the layout in the UK at
Chatham (2017) and the Chiltern MRA (2018)show - photos & videos can be seen on the Exhibition pages. We will be in Glasgow in February 2019 and the NEC in November 2019.

We are also pleased to host a page detailing Glyn Thomas' model of the CNJ including Mauch Chunk - last updated in July 2012. Glyn has helped us in the past with a number of building drawings.
                   Cheers
                                Steve
& Richard

     Quick Links
          Photos and video of Mauch Chunk PA at the Chiltern MRA Show Jan 13/14th 2018
          New series of books by Peter Brill: 
               The Lehigh & Susquehanna, Jersey Centralís Pennsylvania Operations.
              
......see CNJ Books
         
Raritan Bay Hobbies - for CNJ Decals
The Progress of our modelling on Mauch Chunk is now updated in a blog that is accessible by clicking on any of the RED menu items in Our Model to the left. We are updating this at least monthly as we proceed with Phase 3 of Mauch Chunk construction.
           Cheers!    Steve (R), Richard (L), Gavin (LC) & Mike (not shown)
Our CNJ Books sub-section has a very comprehensive, list of new and used books which includes all (most of?) the available books and DVDs with CNJ content. updated Nov 2018
In the CNJ section there are photos and tables of CNJ steam and diesel locomotives, and links to other web sites. There is also a look at Diesel paint schemes.
In the CNJ Models in HO section there are many photos and tables of CNJ diesel and steam locos available as HO models.
In the Mauch Chunk section there are photos (>150 archive), maps, building plans and railroad details of old Mauch Chunk that we used in planning the model.

Join a CNJ or CNJ modeller e-group and get help from the experts !

 NEW!
What's new on the website.

 

We are building the model in the  Barrowmore MRG clubrooms in Great Barrow, Cheshire, United Kingdom. It moved from the Merseyside Model Railway Society clubrooms in Autumn 2016 (entirely amicably!).


Send emailto Steve (details on contact us page) with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: November 2018