Virtual Sound Decoders bring sound cheaply and easily to N scale models. In this article, I’ll get started talking about my discoveries around them.
I know this is about 3 months late, but during the B&O Museum’s Holiday Festival of Trains, I got a chance to stretch the legs on my four EMD “pups” (end cab switchers) with a coal train.
Over the past few months, I’ve spent a bunch of time looking for good reference photos of York PA in the 80s. While I was doing that, I found a big surprise…
Some new Maryland Midland power has shown up in York. Back in 2004, I worked on a special run project with Atlas while at MB Klein: Maryland Midland’s GP38-3s. I didn’t buy a set, because I was a broke college student, but I’ve finally rectified that situation.
I consider myself incredibly lucky to live in an area surrounded by fellow modelers. One of the perks of this is getting to participate in ops sessions on their railroads. I was able to do this at my friend John’s first “real” session.
Micro Slide Switches are a great way to control N scale turnouts, but they’re tough to solidly mount when you’re using something soft as your scenery base. I’ve developed a trick to solve that problem.
Woodland Scenics has, for years, been the default ballast choice of model railroaders. I’m not happy with it though, so I went looking for something better. I found it in sanded grout.
Some thoughts I had put together on layout planning. These are a repost from The Railwire.
I use Picasa to store most of my photographs. This is a list of some of the more interesting galleries.
These tips were originally posted as advice in a thread over on my favorite railroad forum: The Railwire. I didn’t want to lose them, so I’m reposting them here.