A journal following the history, design, construction and operation of Bernard Kempinski's O Scale model railroad depicting the U. S. Military Railroad (USMRR) Aquia-Falmouth line in 1863, and other model railroad projects.
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July 12, 2010

Gettysburg Diorama

Scott Mingus posted some photos of dioramas of the railroad at Gettysburg on the eve of the battle. The links are here and here.  

The upper diorama,which has the correct color for the station, is located in the restored Gettysburg Railroad depot on Charles Street.

The lower diorama is on display at the Union Drummer Boy shop on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg.

Looks like more a couple more reasons to visit Gettysburg.

I did some work with Scott several years ago in photographing some dioramas I built to illustrate his war gaming books on Gettysburg and Antietam. You can see some of the photos at my American Civil War in Miniatures web site.  I believe the books are now out of print, but you can probably find them at war gaming shops or conventions.


  1. AnonymousJuly 12, 2010

    Hello to all.
    I´ve made a search, on the web, and i have found your blog, that i think is very interesting, great artwork, i will keep on following, hoping to see more of this wonderfull layout.
    I also make model railroading, and i´m from portugal.
    Thank´s for sharing.
    All the best, have a nice day, see you soon.

    José Filipe

  2. Jose,
    Welcome aboard.

  3. Wasn't Gettysburg a WM station? Nonetheless, good modeling and photography?

  4. It was the Gettysburg Railroad first. It changed hands a few times before WM took it over around 1885-86. During the ACW Gettysburg was a terminus with sidings and a turntable to reverse the locos. It would make a great ACW LDE.