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 moreTrack 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 moreDartmouth 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 moreThe circle is restored
On September 9 I had the pleasure of being one of three judges in a train contest at the Nashwaaksis Baptist Church here in Fredericton. Members of the congregation were to make some kind of train and bring it to the church. All of the entries showed imagination and there were some truly excellent entries. … Read moreNashwaaksis Baptist Church Train Contest
No, I haven’t forgotten about this blog. I’m finally starting to uncover my layout now that the basement is finished. If you’re in the Miramichi area this Saturday (September 22), take in the 4th Annual Model Train Show, sponsored by the Miramichi Crime Stoppers. It’s at the Northumberland Square Mall (in Douglastown) from 10 AM … Read moreModel Train Show in Miramichi this Saturday
My two oldest kids and I went to the Moncton model railroad show Saturday. We had a great time. I enjoyed meeting some people I only knew online, and chatting with old friends. I didn’t come away with too much – five timetables and a few Aroostook Valley cars. I put some photos in the … Read moreMoncton Model Railroad show