Work brought me out to San Diego and, as any model railroader should, I wanted to visit the La Mesa club at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. But I got lucky: not only did I get to visit, but I got to operate and cross that one off my bucket list. I want to share some photos […]
Back in December of 2021 I took a day to go get some good reference photos for NCR area winter scenery. These are the albums arranged by location.
I’ve seen it before: something important in the hobby world just suddenly disappears and now we’re stuck trying to find a good replacement. This happened with paint recently, and I’m afraid it’s going to happen with the single most important coating in the hobby: Testor’s Dullcote. I think I’ve found a replacement.
Growing up surrounded by Conrail industrial branchlines in Philly gave me an early love of end cab switchers. So, when Broadway Limited Imports announced blue SW7s I had to get (at least) one. Here’s a quick overview of it right after I pulled it out of the box.
Tony Koester’s recent book on Allen McClelland’s Virginian & Ohio was an incredible tribute to a man who’s work made the hobby I’ve known my whole life. It also inspired me to do a little “What would Allen do?” work to bring little bits of the V&O to my own world.
I was getting ready to build the building for Wolf Home Products at my Windsor St crossing and realized that I had made a big mistake. So I fixed it.
Atlas’s code 55 track line is great, except when it isn’t. The various internal wiring in the switches that transmits power to the closure rails sometimes fails, leaving ugly unpowered sections right where you don’t want them. A line of conductive paint solves this problem quickly and easily.
A few years ago my friend Dave turned me onto some lights on Amazon that were just what the doctor ordered for various household and modeling lighting needs. They’re cheap, light, and flexible when it comes to mounting.
This is information for and from my presentation about TrainCrew at the 2022 MARPM Event.
I loved this photo I took on Brian’s Niles Tower layout so much that I had to do something with it.