Monthly archives: December, 2015

Layout Sound

Topic: Model Railroad Sound Hierarchy, Vantage Point, and Why We Are Approaching the Whole Shebang the Wrong Way   There are two reasons we build model railroads, the satisfaction of assembly and the desire to be transported, transported to a time, place, or operational system that evokes strong emotions.  The better our modeling, the more…


Fighting Gravity

Fighting gravity.  In modeling terms it’s the subconscious, omnipresent, urge for order and uniformity.  We can get away with it when modeling man made features such as structures, roads, and rolling stock.  We can’t get away with it when comes to scenery.  If we can’t overcome this innate urge, our results will indeed look like something…