I was contacted by a company called Shapeways. They provide an interesting model-making service where it appears you send them a design, and they print it out as a 3D model and send it to you. For example, here’s an N scale railway station one of their customers made. They use several different kinds of … Read more Shapeways
I have added a new peninsula to my model railroad, finally! Here’s a video of the first train taking a test trip around. Obviously a tremendous amount of work remains to be done.
Here’s a little video I took with my Canon S3 of an N scale military train at the Moncton train show. More to come…
Bob Boudreau put a nice video railfanning the Island Central on YouTube. Very nice.
Everyone who has a layout knows you need to keep the track clean. Without it, trains stutter and frustrations grow. There are different ways for track cleaning: – use a “track eraser” like a Bright Boy – use a chemical track cleaner – use a cleaning pad on a train car Normally I use a … Read more Track Cleaning
On Saturday November 17 I visited the Dartmouth model railroad show with my two youngest kids. I was pretty impressed with the displays – some really nice work there. The usual vendors were there and I walked away with a 3-pack of container cars and a signed copy of Jay Underwood’s new book From Folly … Read more Dartmouth Model Railroad Show
On Saturday I put the Bridge of Death back across the layout room door. I call it the Bridge of Death because any train that should derail on that bridge is in for a long fall to the carpeted floor. I keep meaning to put rails on the bridge (OK, plank) but so far I … Read more The circle is restored