Monthly archives: October, 2015

MR Video Plus Shoot

Kent and Ben from Model Railroader Video Plus were here much of the day shooting The Downtown Spur.  Look for the finished copy early next year.  Two great guys and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  It is so rewarding and eye opening to see your work documented from perspective, angles, and via media we aren’t accustomed to.  I…


Modeling From A Suitcase

From time to time I get emails from active duty military along the lines of “Can’t wait to get back stateside so I can start model railroading”.   Variations on this theme are,  I can’t wait until: I’m out of college, have a house, don’t travel so much etc.   Been there, done that. Such a mindset,…


How To Play With Trains

One of my more popular past blogs was “How To Play With Trains” which I posted September 30, 2012.  This has now been transferred over to the new site.  An abridged version can be found on the Railroad Model Craftsman website.  All blog entries up to 2012 have now been edited, cleaned up, and moved over. Slowly…


Radio Shack

Most, if not all, hobbyists are under the impression that Radio Shack is toast.  Not so.  They were purchased by Standard General at the eleventh hour and live on.  The Radio Shack website is still up and going strong and the more profitable stores remain open.  I was just at one last week.  This is…


LAJ Signature Crossbucks

While doing some virtual rail fanning of LAJ territory on Google Streetview, I came across this crossbuck image on the filmstrip featured at the bottom of the page.  How cool is that?!!