I attended the NMRA Mid-East Region convention last year and learned a really great tip for a common problem: cutting square holes for windows or doors into styrene sheets.
Years ago I used a set of pastels for weathering. They worked ok and many of the cars I used them on are still in the fleet, but PanPastels have looked very interesting and all of the work I’ve seen that used them looked pretty good. I decided to jump in and give them a […]
One of the best parts of the hobby are the friends you make through it. A recent visit to my friend John’s Maryland & Ohio layout really demonstrated the point.
The traveling Railwire B60b Express Car visited the NCR. Let’s see what happened…
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 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.
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.
My friend Adam has a great layout based on the CSX Hanover sub in progress. I got a chance to visit the other day. Here are a few pics.