Conrail had these things called “ZTS Maps” that have proven to be wonderful resources for researchers and modelers. Many Conrail fans are already familiar with them, but I wanted to put together a quick explanation of what they were, how they worked, and how to read them.
I’m continuing to play with my backdrops. Here are a few more test photos.
On Feb 25th, 2017, I had an open house to show off the layout. Here are some pics and a wrap up.
I’m doing some testing with larger photo backdrops. I’m pretty happy with the way this is turning out.
I recently put together a cheat sheet for operators at my friend’s layout, and figured the rest of the world might be able to use it too.
I feel bad that I haven’t been posting much of my recent progress, so here’s a catchup.
Lance’s work has always been very inspirational for me, first his Monon layout, which got me modeling winter, and now his “slowed down” switching stuff. I finally got a chance to visit Lance’s layouts, and can attest that they (and he) are as nice in person as they seem in print.
Mike McGrattan (frequently known as Puddington online) was a great guy. He recently lost his battle with cancer, and the Railwire forum embarked on a great project to memorialize him. A special train was created and it has traveled around the continent, visiting various members layouts, giving Mike one last great trip. It just visited my […]
I realized I should probably jot this down for anyone looking to model winter forests.
More progress on scenery this week. Now, the Black Bridge area.