Model Railroad Blog

Pivoting Back to the Spur

1401 22nd Street, NW facing NW. 2006 photo With East Rail 2 now finished, it’s time to pivot back to work on the Downtown Spur. The DTS layout is approaching the finish line with only three or four fairly straightforward structures to build. Currently on the workbench is the pink Streamline Moderne structure at 1401 […]


The first step in creating an effective model is having a clear understanding of the elements that contribute to the end result, and the percentages of those contributions.  Looking solely at the visual impact something contributes, and not taking into account prototypical accuracy, those elements are: Today I’m going to discuss neatness of assembly.  Neatness […]