Artistry and Craft

Artistry and Craft There’s been a growing discussion about whether model building can rise to the level of art. I think this is a backwards approach. We filter things through our own worldview and define them accordingly. There is a tendency to put model building in a...

It’s Personal

We’re looking south. Over the next mile or so, there are three street crossings before we encounter a curve to the left that takes us to the junction with Norfolk Southern’s Richmond Secondary. Traffic on this short branch is just a few covered hoppers for a wire and...

Time To Move Forward

The sight of lightweight jointed rail brings to mind an image of some little teakettle bobbing along with a handful of cars to some long forgotten spot on the map. We picture an unhurried, freely accessible, railroading of our dreams, something we can wrap our...

Owning My Voice

I’m participating in an online workshop for creative people such as artists, writers, musicians and so on. One of the exercises we’re asked to do is produce a piece of creative work every day for the 100 days of the workshop. I started a journal titled Owning My Voice...