Different Stories. Different Outcomes.

Words Carry Meaning I think of scale modeling as a craft, and yes, as an art form. I strive to bring a craftsman’s mindset and ethic along with an artist’s eye for grace, form and simplicity to the work because I don’t make distinctions between scale modeling and...

Who And What Is This For?

What if layout design articles were written about people instead of a trackplan? How would that change the conversation? Author Seth Godin poses two questions that I think make a good starting point for our purposes: What is this for? Who is this for? What Is This...

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...