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.
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.
The return of the Altoona N Scale weekend was a great success and the best one yet.
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.