A Regular Practice

To finish my 13th and North E Street cameo, I’ve been putting in regular work sessions to complete the Hoosier Drill Company building. After dinner each night for the past several weeks, I’ve gone down for at least an hour or more and worked on the model. These...

Here’s An Idea

The giant echo chamber of popular magazines, blogs, online forums and  podcasts gives the perception that model railroading means the same thing to everyone and that we’re all chasing the same goals. While the repetition of ideas and concepts suggests a homogenized...

The Story Of Why

My love for Kalmbach’s book The Mohawk That Refused To Abdicate and other tales is no secret to readers of this blog. David P. Morgan’s prose and Phil Hasting’s photos breathe life into a remote past I’m too young to have known first hand and I return to this volume...

I Can’t Draw Your Map

Creativity can’t be taught from a formula. It can be reduced to a formula but then it isn’t creativity anymore, it’s a set of instructions. Do these steps in this order. Use these tools and materials in this way. Follow the best practices map and you’ll be fine. We...