modeling the SP
Weathering with acrylic washes: basic technique
Weathering with acrylic washes: specific car types...
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Layout fascia evolution
In model railroad layouts, the term “fascia” can mean either a treatment along the ceiling to conceal lighting, or, more commonly, the treat...
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Alco S-2 and S-4 switchers
Southern Pacific was one of the best customer for the Alco (American Locomotive Company) diesel switcher. This began during World War II, wh...
Monday, January 23, 2023
Electrical wars, Part 19: more Juicers
In this blog, I have described previously my projects to rebuild aging track switches for better electrical operation, and the use of Tam V...
Friday, January 20, 2023
My new column in Model Railroad Hobbyist
The January 2023 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist or MRH has just come out, and my latest contribution to the series of columns by a group ...
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Installing more Bitter Creek turnout controls
I have for some time favored the Bitter Creek design of turnout controls (for hand-thrown switches), because they are smaller and have a mu...
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Layout origins, Part 4
This post continues the saga of rebuilding the hill at one end of the layout, which had been cut down for moving to California. This hill se...
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Cocoa Beach 2023
Once again, the Prototype Rails meeting at Cocoa Beach, Florida’s Hilton Hotel was held in the first week of January. This event started in...
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