The return of the Altoona N Scale weekend was a great success and the best one yet.
Dr Dre’s “Forgot About Dre” kept running through my head when I stepped back and looked at the 4 square feet of scenery I’ve somewhat completed on the New NCR.
Well shit. I keep thinking about my layout as “the project I just started”, and then I realized that this post introducing it was over a year and a half ago. Yikes! Here’s the latest on my new NCR.
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 […]