The Crossing

It’s a simple crossing, a nondescript two-lane road that could be anywhere. It’s a chance to study a piece of the real world and duplicate it in miniature. The road intersects two tracks, providing for some extra modeling enjoyment. The flange ways faithfully portray...

A Different Approach

Nine years ago I thought this blog would last less than a year before running out of ideas but 507 posts later here we are. Thank you all for sticking around and for the wonderful comments you’ve offered. You make the blog better in every way, with your thoughtfulness...

Remember The Event

Change is the one constant. It sounds like an oxymoron some wag made up long ago, yet this year has proven the truth of it like no other I recall. Consider this location where Norfolk Southern D9-4400, #9519 trundles gently toward the camera, to begin the day’s work....

Light Bulb Moments

My understanding of art and design principles helps me see the craft through different eyes. I appreciate that the majority of hobbyists see operations as the primary goal of building a layout. I also appreciate that many question the value of the philosophical...