Mike Pagano

Modeling South of the Border: Spokane International Railroad
How a Short-Line adds interesting operating possibilities
This Short Line was originally built to competedwith the Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads in the panhandle of Idaho but in later years it acted more as a feeder line from Canada to the Pacific Northwest. Mike will illustrate how he modeled the line and interchanges in the vicinity around Sandpoint Idaho. Full Description This clinic will feature the portable SIRy N-scale layout that has been displayed in a number of regional meets in the Pacific NW and Canada, and featured in MRR and N-Scale Railroading. The layout represents the Grand Junction, 10 miles west of Spokane to Sandpoint Idaho featuring the NP-SIRY flyover at Athol, and the signature scene of the large wood trestle over Sand Creek Slough north of Sandpoint. The Clinic will also illustrate other prototype locations that can be modeled along the 126 mile right of way from Spokane to the International border at Kingsgate, BC. .
photos by Mike Pagano
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Biography Mike lives and works in Bellingham and writes N scale articles for Model Railroader and Railroad Model Craftsmanmagazines. In the past, Mike has promoted the hobby by displaying his traveling SIRy 6’ x 13’ N scale railroad all over the PNW and Canada for over a decade. He is now currently building in a home layout depicting an Erie Lackawanna line located in the east coast.