Monthly archives: June, 2010

The First Layout, A Better Example

Model railroading is a lot more fun when we achieve some degree of success early in the process.  Having a layout that never reaches critical mass or doesn’t run reliably just isn’t that enjoyable.  I believe not having a satisfying first experience is the reason a lot of people leave the hobby in frustration.  One…


Scratch Building

This scratch built structure cost less than five dollars to build and produced several weekends of modeling enjoyment.  The simple box shape was not that difficult to build using sheet styrene.  The end result was something unique, something that ‘fit’ with the layout, and wasn’t something I could ever find a kit for anyway. I…