So, with a layout centered on “Windsor St Yard”, it only makes sense that I include the actual Windsor St crossing. Windsor St is the small road that crosses the tracks just south of the yard. I wanted to make sure to do the crossing justice, but also had to fight with the actual layout […]
N Scale has been lacking good bridge shoes for years. There are few out there, and those that are aren’t that great. Until now.
I’ve realized that I’m applying Agile software development principles to my layout construction: thinking in terms of sprints, and most important, thinking about always having a “shippable” product. That means sometimes spending a bit more time along the way, but it also means having something in my basement I don’t hate until it’s finished. In […]
I was recently browsing eBay for some of the IHC “Homes of Yesterday and Today”, and came across some N scale buildings I didn’t recognize. Having have been in the hobby for so long, this doesn’t happen often, so my interest was piqued.
I was volunteered to assemble a DPM kit for my NTRAK club’s fundraiser, and was reminded how much I hate working with DPM kits. BANTRAK, my local NTRAK club, builds a raffle layout each year as a fundraiser. We put together something small, sell some tickets during our big year-end show at the B&O museum, […]
Creating a yard office for Windsor St has been a long undertaking, but now I’m in the construction phase, and things are starting to look good.
I’ve been making some progress on the Windsor St Yard layout. Nothing incredible, but necessary nonetheless.