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.
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.
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 […]
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.
I should be laying track. I should be laying track. I should be laying track. Instead I’m applying more pastels to cars.
I was recently discussing my foray into TTRAK and was asked for a quick how-to on how I build my modules. Here it is.
I attended the NMRA Mid-East Region convention last year and learned a really great tip for a common problem: cutting square holes for windows or doors into styrene sheets.
Years ago I used a set of pastels for weathering. They worked ok and many of the cars I used them on are still in the fleet, but PanPastels have looked very interesting and all of the work I’ve seen that used them looked pretty good. I decided to jump in and give them a […]
One of the best parts of the hobby are the friends you make through it. A recent visit to my friend John’s Maryland & Ohio layout really demonstrated the point.
The traveling Railwire B60b Express Car visited the NCR. Let’s see what happened…