Monthly archives: November, 2016

Ditch Lights

Since the last post, I’ve simply spent some time running and breaking in the re-powered CF-7 on my Downtown Spur layout.  I don’t know how long the donor Kato mechanism was sitting in the box (over a decade maybe?), but it has really smoothed out to be a silky smooth runner after logging some run…


Holiday Gathering & Open House

I’ll be having a holiday gathering and open house on Sunday, December 11 from 2pm to 6pm at my place in Silver Spring, MD.  For those interested in attending, drop me a note and I’ll forward the invitation that includes my address.  RSVP’s are appreciated so I can get a head count for the food.


Preparing for the day you eventually have a layout.

Just uploaded a new blog on my business site with an idea for preparing for the day you eventually have a layout.  You can read it HERE.


CF-7 Upgrade

  Adding A Kato Drive Train and Wow Decoder to an Athearn CF-7 Well, that was a process (or, in terms my less refined readers can understand…a major pain in the ass) but in the end entirely worth it.  The CF-7 now houses an upgraded Kato drive and TCS Wow decoder.  I’m happy.  Essentially the…


A Little Bit of History

  I have to laugh when you watch those crime shows and they have somebody in the hot seat asking them where they were/what they were doing at 1pm six years ago.  I couldn’t tell you what I was doing at 1 pm last Wednesday!  From time to time people ask me about previous layouts,…