Another Magazine Lost

I recently had one of my articles (VREELAND RAIL) published in the print magazine, Model Trains International. It was especially nice since I did not submit the article; they found me and asked to re-print it. Unfortunately within a couple months of printing the article the magazine has shut down….

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Jupiter and Lake Worth

Small Layout Ideas – Prototypically Whimsical

In model railroading, many times we have layout owners who have “fun” with their names, locations and purposes for their layout. You cannot be in this hobby very long without hearing names like the “Gorre and Daphetid” or the “Gum Stump and Snowshoe” This month we will take a look…

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BSER

Layout Spot Light – The Bigfoot Spotters Excursion Railway

Every so often I come across layouts that just, lets just say “scratch that itch”. So it was when I saw the Bigfoot Spotters Excursion Railway (BSER) by Chris Walas. I found the BSER while looking for inspiration for a pizza layout. Per Chris; the subject for my 2013 pizza Snowflake…

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Now for Something Completely Different

I have been posting to this web site for some time now. Most times I will get out one article a month but things have been busy here and I have not had much time. Hence I have missed a couple months during 2015. I believe people like the site as…

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Model Railroad Control Systems – The Next Generation

Recent technology growth combined with innovative modelers has created a whole new trend in Model Railroad Control Systems with electric power. Prior to 1990, most control systems were DC with block control in the smaller scales or AC in some larger scales. There were some radio controlled systems, but there…

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