Givens and Druthers

As I mentioned, I am starting to plan for my new layout. Two layouts ago, I made a list of givens and druthers. That term was coined by John Armstrong. Givens and Druthers Givens are features or limitations you must have, either forced on you by the size or shape of the room, economics, etc., … Read more

The Nova Scotia Eastern Railway, part 1

My first model railroad was the Nova Scotia Eastern Railway. It was a two-level around-the-walls layout built in an 8′ x 12′ room. The NSER was a fictional shortline that took over CN’s Dartmouth Subdivision in Nova Scotia, and interchanged with CN and the Windsor & Hantsport Railway at Windsor Junction. The Junction itself was … Read more