Fallow Time For Modeling

Yes, the blog has been quiet lately, because I’ve not had anything worthy to share. After returning from Texas, the yard needed serious attention. We had lovely Spring weather and it seemed a shame to waste it indoors. Both May and early June saw Susan and I weeding,...

Lone Star Adventures

Last December I received an invitation from Riley Triggs to speak at the NMRA’s Lone Star Region convention, which took place last weekend (May 5-7). On Friday I presented a morning clinic on getting started in P48 modeling and an afternoon clinic on detailing track....

Haste Makes Waste

I can trace my interest in freight cars back to childhood. When the local would spot a boxcar at the grain elevator, I’d make the pilgrimage up Water Street to check it out. My curiosity and interest back then was simpler and more innocent. The subtleties of builder...

Design The Invisible

There is an invisible story around model railroading. Invisible in that we take it for granted and seldom question whether it makes sense for our needs. Widely accepted ideas such as good enough, the three-foot rule, modeling the entire run from one yard to the next;...