Railroading: Simple and Pure

For each of us, there is something about railroading that moves us deeply. Maybe it’s the sound and fury, the complexity of a busy junction or the ballet of moving people and freight. Perhaps it’s the visual simplicity of a quiet branch. Whatever the answer is for...

What Do You Choose To See?

Way back at the beginning of the blog I posted a series titled: What Do You See? A better title might have been: What Do You Choose To See?* Look at the photo below and consider what you see in it. An operations enthusiast might see a clear track with nothing in his...

Modeling For Introverts

If model railroading is supposed to be so much fun, I wasn’t having any. When I took up it again in the 1990s, I started filling my basement with multiple layouts that snaked along every available wall. I moved and removed the same partition wall at least three times....

Human Stories

A friend recently posited that in his view, we’ve answered every question around basic how-to info and I agree with him. If you want to know how to build bench work, do scenery, weather rolling stock or lay track, there’s likely a video, blog post or article (both...