Monthly archives: March, 2018

Stepping Outside The Sandbox

Model railroading is a hobby that allows it’s participants to dig in and participate as much or as little as they’d like.   On one end of the spectrum would be the casual recreationalist.  This is someone who wants to have a basic representational layout that he can unwind with now and then, perhaps entertain the…


Supporting the Layout

For a variety of reasons, the handling of the BT bench work support was critical to the  look of the layout and overall gallery space.  It deserved a lot of thought.  Traditional legs, no matter how professionally assembled, would look spindly, spidery, and amateurish.  A “curtain wall” under the layout would add visual mass and…


Layout “Gallery” Room

  In addition to the satisfaction we get out of building and running our layouts, they can also provide enjoyment through the simple act of just looking at them.  That is, taking them in and viewing them as we would a work of art.  In that vein I’m setting up the front room of my…