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.
Things have progressed to the point where I can now get some ground cover down at Hanover Junction.
Many years ago I owned a Volvo 240DL wagon. It was a great car. Eventually, the expected costs of running it caught up with it, and I ended up trading it in for a newer one. When I discovered a model of the car on Shapeways, I had to have one.
I realized that, while I’ve been very busy on the layout, I haven’t posted many updates on it lately, so here’s a big cumulative update on where things sit at the beginning of October 2016.
I realized that computers and smart phones could help us create a more engaging model railroad operations experience after reading Lance Mindheim’s excellent book on modern shelf layout operations. The TrainCrew app that I’ve built does just that.
I’ve had a chance to run the layout through a number of scenarios, and I realized that I did actually need the crossover I had debated putting in coming out of CP LOUCKS at the north end of Windsor St Yard.
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.