Monthly Archives: December 2014

Making Progress

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It always entertains┬áme to walk in to a lumber yard and request silly things like “A 1x6x8 and a sheet of 3/4 inch insulation, cut so it’ll fit in the van,” or “Do you have a hot wire cutter?” or …

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Train Table Wish List(s)

I was talking to my mom the other night about what is actually ‘needed’ to get the train table(s) fully operational. The actual items needed to make the Riverside Blue Line layout fully operational are as follows: 1┬áBachmann EZ Track …

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Olin Station (Atlas Passsenger Station 706)

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This is a review/assembly of the Atlas Passenger Station 706 kit. (Click on images for higher resolution versions.) Olin wanted a station for his trains, so I went looking for one that was visually interesting and suggested it to Grandma …

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Riverside Blue Line – Layout Rethink

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So, the countryside layout has been bugging me. It just wasn’t quite… Right. It was okay, but it was kind of boring. So, I went back to the drawing board. Or, in this case, AnyRail and SCARM, and used the …

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Layout Rebirth

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Remember the 5’x6 1/2′ layout that I’ve been working on since Olin’s train fever began? (This one. You can follow the whole saga under the ‘model railroading‘ tag.) After we acquired the TTFH, our original attempt’s pretty serious liabilities were …

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