October 18, 2017

  I I feel like I’m finally turning the corner on the Alco project.  I knew going in the hardest part would be the striping, and it has been. The commercial products aren’t a match either in terms of the barricade angle or stripe width so a lot of extra time was spent working around…

Six Landmines to Avoid When Planning A Layout

Planning a railroad for some point down the road?  I wrote a blog on my business site about a few things to consider.  You can read about it HERE.


When the LAJ bug first bit me in the 1970’s, they were running zebra striped Alco S-2’s.  Next on the project list is doing a backdated rolling stock roster so I can run them.  The Atlas S-2 is a superbly smooth runner, to which I just installed a Tsunami 2 decoder over the weekend.  Next…

Can You Go Home Again?

  “You can almost always return to Home, The Place. But — eventually — you can never return to Home, The Actuality. It’s as gone as gone can be.” John Simpson   There’s an old expression, you can never go home again.  In the quote above, taken from an online essay, John Simpson explains it succinctly.  Although the physical…

Robmar Produce

It’s been awhile since I’ve taken some photos on the Downtown Spur layout.  Shown above is Robmar Produce on 14th Avenue, NW.  A larger format version can be found on my Flickr page.