Back in the 90s, there was a dinner train operation on the Northern Central. I recently came across a Youtube video of the operation in action. It nicely demonstrates why the NCR is so charming. While the nature of the line would’ve been somewhat different in my scenario (lacking a hiking trail, and with a […]
A rather big change came to my basement recently: the NCR Shelf layout that I had built has moved on to a new home with my friend Josh.
I was just discussing the future of my shelf layout, and was asked if there was an ongoing build thread on the Railwire. Well, there is. http://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=26704.0 It’s been a long time since I’ve updated it, but I wanted to link it up here for posterity.
Most of the time that I shoot something on the shelf layout, it’s done either using my ten year old Canon A520 or an iPad. The other night, however, I wanted to see what happened if I shot the layout the way I would the real thing using my railfan rig and DSLR. This photo is […]
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.
My friend Ben stopped by with one of his new acquisitions: a Cambria and Indiana caboose. We were doing some work on it and snapped a portrait on the NCR shelf.
Now that I have some ground cover and trees in, 1/4 of the layout is starting to look like something. Here are a few photos of it.
While I’ve been dealing with insurance companies and prepping my basement for its new resident (a big fun piece of Lee’s former WM), I’ve been somewhat stagnant modeling wise.
I use Picasa to store most of my photographs. This is a list of some of the more interesting galleries.
One of my goals with the NCR shelf layout I’m working on is to try and compress as few items as possible. This includes the actual railroad right of way. Many model railroads tend to completely ignore the mechanics of prototype rights of way (drainage, spacing, sub-roadbed standards, etc…), and I didn’t want to be […]