Monthly archives: March, 2014

Reality Based Layout Design

  Reality based layout design?  By that I mean let’s design for what our lifestyles are ‘actually’ like not what we hope or think they will be.  For any of us that have even a passing interest in operations, the driving factor in layout design comes down to the length of an operating session.  How…


A Safety Reminder

In the past several years I’ve had no less than four friends and relatives diagnosed with lung caner or similarly grave lung conditions.  Most can not pinpoint the cause but none were smokers.  This is a reminder to maintain a healthy respect for some of the materials we work with as a modeler and take…