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…
Conrail had these things called “ZTS Maps” that have proven to be wonderful resources for researchers and modelers. Many Conrail fans are already familiar with them, but I wanted to put together a quick explanation of what they were, how they worked, and how to read them.
I recently put together a cheat sheet for operators at my friend’s layout, and figured the rest of the world might be able to use it too.