How to Contribute

This site started out as an attempt to share what I’ve learned through reading, research and my experiences in building my own HO scale LVRR New York Division, circa 1972-76, and the models that populate it. Your responses to my efforts have encouraged me to expand the scope to cover earlier eras and other scales, and I’d like to do that, but I’ll need your help!

First, I am not an expert on the LVRR. Almost everything I know (or think I know) about “The Valley” has come from books and magazine articles, from the several LVRR web sites and e-groups, and from talking to or corresponding with other LVRR fans and modelers, especially members of the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society. Secondly, even if I knew or had access to all the information that belongs in an expanded LVRR Modeler, I wouldn’t have the time to put it together by myself – I still want to have time to build my layout!

So, I’m asking for your participation. If you have data on the LVRR or models of it that you would like to share, please let me know. I hope I’ll be able to add your name to the list of Contributors at the bottom of this page. I also need Contributing Editors to help in organizing the information that will appear on this site by filling in the tables of data, designing new pages, etc. LVRR Modeler also contains articles on how to model the prototype LVRR. I can’t compete with any of the fine model railroad magazines by offering payment, but you will get the instant gratification in seeing your work in print! Finally, even if you can’t offer data, articles or editorial help, you can improve the Lehigh Valley Railroad Modeler through your suggestions for improvements. Let me know where the holes and mistakes are, what other things you’d like to see, or how I could improve what’s already on the site. Whether you participate as a contributor or a reader – Enjoy!

– Ed

Sending e-mail
Send all e-mail to Glen Larimer at “golarimer at gmail dot com”, replacing the words “at” and “dot” with the appropriate symbols and deleting the spaces.

Ed Schaller
(The ARHS has been maintaining the site in his memory since 2007.)

Contributing Editors
The following LVRR fans and modelers, in addition to contributing information, have helped to organize and edit material or information that appears on this web site:

Larry Grubb – Freight Cars page
Jim Hoegg – Steam Locomotives page

The following LVRR fans and modelers have contributed material or information that appears on this web site:

Dave Augsburger
Phil Baggley
Steve Bakos
Daniel Barnett
Mike Bednar
Dave Bennis
Tom Biery
John Bolez
Kirk Bonanny
John Brahaney
Seth Bramson
Bill Brault
Pete Brill
Justin Brinkerhoff
Phil Buchwald
Warren Calloway
Walter Chamberlain
Mark Charles
Jim Dalberg
Chuck Davis
Ralph DeBlasi
Don DeWitt
Chuck Diljak
George Elwood
Julian Erceg
John Evans
Glenn Fisher
Bernd Fanghanel
Art Flatray
Craig Floyd
Guy Fluck
Dave Forster
Kermit Geary, Jr.
Bob Gongleski
Maurice Grimes
Bill Gripp
Larry Grubb
Tom Haag
Jim Hamilton
Graham Hantz
Jules Heiliczer
Ralph Heiss
Jeff Hitchens
Joel Holmes
Charlie Houser, Jr.
J.C. Housler
Chuck Huthmaker
George Jacobs
Jeanette Jahn
Rich Jahn
Jim Kerner
Jack Kirchgraber
Doug Kisala
Doug Kley
Steve Kley
Wayne Knorek
Fritz Kuenzel
Glen Larimer
Phil Lord
Guil Mack
James E. Mack
Jim Mancuso
Greg Marling
Bill McChesney
Ian Metcalfe
Lou Millan
Arnold Morscher
Norman Mueller
Scott Neuner
Mark Nolan
Tim O’Connor
Alfred Olsen
Ron Papiercavich
Dick Palmer
Brian Petroziello
Curt Pope
Reinhard Pratt
John Pursell
Carl Ragoza
Mike Ranck
Sam Reynolds
Bud Rindfleisch
Ed Robinson
Dennis Rockwell
Mike Rose
Ron Ruddell
George Ruhf
Richie Scanapico
Ed Schaller
Terry Schardt
Claus Schlund
Steve Sillato
Jim Six
Ray Stillwell
Gary Stuebben
Keith Taylor
Michael Treacy
Lee Turner
Andy Tuzinski
Joe Walder
Rob Warchocki
Dick Whitehead
Guy Wicksall
Mark Wismer
Stirling Woodin
Mike Woodruff
Joe Zyla

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