Empowered by my recent progress on the one end loop I bit the bullet and started on the next one. It was even more complicated to build, but I can happily report that it is now up and running! At the same time I also purchased a large format printer for future backdrop prints, which […]
I want to “torture test” my York construction, and it’s tough to do that without the ability to JFRTM. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. In order to do that, I need some temporary return loops on either end.
One of the best running N scale layouts I’ve operated on uses under the table slide switches for turnout control. It inspired me to do the same on my “New NCR” layout. This is how I do it.
Last night I finished removing the push pins from the final yard track in my Windsor St yard. That meant it was finally time to run some trains in it.
Secondary tracks do not share the well maintained look of “out of the box” flex track. It’s relatively easy, if a bit laborious, to replicate this look.
My parents and I spent a lot of time at Strasburg Rail Road when I was a kid. So it was only natural that I’d want a model of it. It was a tall order, but my dad made it happen when I was a kid.
I’m working on finishing up a model of Conrail 3278, a patched ex-Reading GP40-2 and I needed to make number boards for it. Decaling them sucks, so I decided to just print some up and install those. In order to do that I needed to get the dimensions. Since I couldn’t find them quickly while Googling […]
Guess it’s time for another update with some recent pics on the progress of the New NCR layout.
It’s December, which means it’s time to go document what the Northern Central actually looks like this time of year! This installment includes the photos I took at Parkton MD.
November 2021 update: I’ve added a link to my open sourced Conrail Engine VSD pack. 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.