Endings And Beginnings

As you may have suspected from the tone of the blog over the past years, I’m done with traditional model railroading as most understand it. (There; I finally said it and I feel better.) I’m moving in a direction that most people don’t understand or see the value of in...

What Do You Value?

Since April of 2011 I have received a copy of the Model Railway Journal, a British magazine dedicated to finescale modeling. With the currency exchange rates and international postage, I’ve happily paid quite a sum of money for a single modeling publication over the...

Two Realities

The hobby is dying and no one cares anymore. It’s a crisis and we need to act NOW! Say this often enough and it will become your reality. The hobby is thriving and the opportunities are unlimited. Repeat this enough times and you will begin to see those...

A Step At A Time

A decade ago I was writing my first book. It was a huge project, one of the most involved I ever attempted up to that point. Faced with such a daunting task, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed but sentence-by-sentence, chapter-by-chapter, the book came together. Thinking...

Will It Satisfy?

You’ve only got a small space for a layout and working out a design has you frustrated. The real question is one we all struggle to answer: Will this layout be satisfying? We look at less than ideal spaces and only see the shortcomings. We’re afraid of missing out and...