Contributing Material

Appalachian Railroad Modeling would love to see your work, photos and articles related to prototype Appalachian coal-hauling railroads and modeling them, and proper credit will always be given for those selected for display/publication on the site.

I strive to keep this a quality site, so please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting photos. When contributing material, please indicate whether or not you would like to make your email address available on the contributors page.

Submitting Photos

  • Photos must be your own work, or you must have the rights to the photos/permission of the photographer to use them
  • Only photos of subjects that are related to Appalachian coal-hauling railroads will be posted
  • For model photos, the subject should be prototypically based and represent Appalachian railroads and themes. Consideration will be given to freelanced tipples and structures which draw from prototypical themes and appear realistic (e.g. Brian Kelly’s structures on the C&O Models Page)
  • Models should show a high level of workmanship–it doesn’t have to be magazine quality, but the detail and finish should be realistic and pleasing (out-of-the-box kits with no detailing or weathering will probably not be posted)
  • Model backgrounds should be appropriate, either a basic gray/white/black background or scenery representative of the Appalachians
  • All photos should be accompanied with a description including information on the subject. Models: manufacturer, description of work done, custom paint/decals, etc. Prototype photos: location, date, photographer, description of train or scene
  • All photos should be crisp with good depth of field and decent lighting
  • Digital photos should be a minimum of 800 pixels on the longest side (1024 or larger is preferred)
  • Hard-copy photos or slides can be mailed–please contact me via e-mail to coordinate this

Submitting Articles or Other Material

Articles can take many forms. In fact, I have turned several e-mails into articles (with the author’s permission, of course). Articles should cover subjects appropriate to Appalachian coal-hauling prototypes or modeling techniques for Appalachian models and layouts. Photos are not required, but should be included if describing a modeling technique.

Appalachian Railroad Modeling is offered as a free resource and does not currently pay for photos, articles or other materials. Proper credit will always be given. The owner of this site retains the final call on what material will be accepted and included on the site and may remove material (including comments) at any time for any reason.

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