I wanted the next post on the site to be about the awesome progress I’ve been making on Phase 2 and 3 of my Windsor St layout expansion, but that’s not going to be the case. It’s going to be about the flood and drying out that occurred in my basement on Feb 24, 2016.
A rather big change came to my basement recently: the NCR Shelf layout that I had built has moved on to a new home with my friend Josh.
I was just discussing the future of my shelf layout, and was asked if there was an ongoing build thread on the Railwire. Well, there is. http://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=26704.0 It’s been a long time since I’ve updated it, but I wanted to link it up here for posterity.
Eastern Seaboard Models makes some really great cars (including an X58 boxcar that I STILL laud over my HO modeler friends). They also have a yearly photo contest, and for the third year in a row, I got a spot on the podium.
Most of the time that I shoot something on the shelf layout, it’s done either using my ten year old Canon A520 or an iPad. The other night, however, I wanted to see what happened if I shot the layout the way I would the real thing using my railfan rig and DSLR. This photo is […]
Micro Slide Switches are a great way to control N scale turnouts, but they’re tough to solidly mount when you’re using something soft as your scenery base. I’ve developed a trick to solve that problem.
My friend Ben stopped by with one of his new acquisitions: a Cambria and Indiana caboose. We were doing some work on it and snapped a portrait on the NCR shelf.
Now that I have some ground cover and trees in, 1/4 of the layout is starting to look like something. Here are a few photos of it.
While I’ve been dealing with insurance companies and prepping my basement for its new resident (a big fun piece of Lee’s former WM), I’ve been somewhat stagnant modeling wise.
I use Picasa to store most of my photographs. This is a list of some of the more interesting galleries.