Category: Dreams and Dissapointments

Seattle Lighting paint damage

Plastic Disaster

A tough lesson in keeping things safe. To protect my Seattle lighting building while I was landscaping the area, I…

Blogging Again

Over several years my Windows based server became so outdated that posting became a chore and I just gave up…

Back in Business

  It’s been a real long time. I spent the summer focused on 1:1 trains and couldn’t find the interest…

Back to Big Wheels

I think I’ve known for a couple of months, but I didn’t want to admit it. Proto:87 isn’t going to…

From Pioneer to Legacy

I’ve always considered myself to be an Internet pioneer. I built my first website some 20 years ago. I registered…

Impatience

It’s hard to keep plugging away and not have any operable results. I’m trying to build my own turnouts, but…

The Model Railway Show

The Indsutrial Lead on The Model Railway Show

This month I was honored to take part in Episode #50 of The Model Railway Show. I talked to show…

Proto:87 #8 Turnout

Proto:87 Turnout Fail

I tried my hand at building a #8 turnout from Proto:87 Stores. The results were less than spectacular. I ran…

Frog Survey

Being a locomotive engineer, I look at turonouts every day. And the model turnouts always look toy like. I’ve never…

Athearn Genesis HO 57' MECHANICAL REEFER W/SOUND, UP/ARMN #922015

Athearn Reefer with SOUND

Now this is real cool! I guess I missed the announcement last month, but Athearn is releasing a 57′ reefer with sound. I’ve never really thought about putting sound in a reefer, but now that I see it, it’s a gotta have it thing.