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Site Update – the I have a bench finally edition

It has been more than 20 years since I last had a dedicated modelling room, and the spaces within which, to continuously model. It is nice to be able to leave out projects that I am working on, and not … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – the I’ve got a model room edition – April 1

I’ve been without a modelling space, a dedicated out of the line of fire, not on the kitchen table, leave all your stuff out, style space since the late 80s. A recent move has seen us in a larger space … Continue reading

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Site Seeing – January 1 – The new Everard Junction version

Everard Junction was a great finished model railway filling the loft of Richard Warren’s home in the UK (his YouTube channel can be watched here). However, he was unhappy with several key elements to the underlying baseboard design and issues … Continue reading

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Site update – May 23 – TSE Boxcars – additional lading and operation information added

Who says that asking for help doesn’t work? When I wrote the TSE Boxcars page, about images I took back in 2005 in Austin Texas, I had no idea about the operational nature of the cars. Thanks to Paul, who … Continue reading

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Site seeing – February 13 – The Clamp it edition

Despite what you might be thinking (for those of us old enough to remember this television show) this is not about the family made rich through an accident during hunting for dinner. This post is about creative solutions shared on one of … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 30 – The PowerPoint and PDF edition

Edward Traxler is someone I’ve read about for a while. Only recently did I visit his website. Where I found today’s interesting set of resources. Site 1: Edward Traxler’s The Deep River Railroad – PDFs and PPTs page It’s just what … Continue reading

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Atlas TrainMan releases O scale 20′ ISO Containers

As of August 5, 2016 Atlas TrainMan are shipping 20′ ISO shipping containers in 0 scale (1:48) in four paint schemes. The containers are sold as a two pack for $24.95 US. Each container livery has eight numbers (four packs of … Continue reading

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Industry news – Atlas buys BLMA models

I got a media release from Atlas this morning announcing that effective immediately they had acquired BLMA Models. The email is copied in part below: FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 6, 2016 Atlas Model Railroad Co. Agrees to Purchase BLMA Models … Continue reading

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Site seeing – January 4

I’m sure we’ve all got a an industry that we think we just cannot model. Today’s site seeing adventure amazed me on two fronts: How small an unloading facility can be for gravel/stone hoppers, and Just how much a track … Continue reading

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Site update – January 1 – Happy New Year edition

I’ve added a new Modelling section – My 12 Foot Layout. This will provide a Work-in-Progress report of what’s happening in the layout build process. For now there’s a front page. It provides my overall thoughts and a photo showing the proposed … Continue reading

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