Category Archives: Site Updates

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

Posted in Class 1, Information, Loads, Modelling, Prototype, Site Updates, Switching, This Site, Web | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Site update: 12 April 2017 – the geographically challenged edition

It’s been very busy getting back to work after the long period of ‘under-employment’ as our government describes it. My time has been totally focused on getting through the day and making the changes that will allow for eventual success … Continue reading

Posted in Site seeing, Site Updates, This Site, Web | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Site update – 20 March – Updated 12 foot home layout design page

There has been a lot of thoughtful experimentation going on at Andrew’s Trains of late. While I was ‘reasonably happy’ with my Mk 72 layout design I wasn’t joyous about it. Recently while rediscovering some of my older layout designs I … Continue reading

Posted in Layout Design, Medium, Modelling, Operations, Site seeing, Site Updates, Sites of interest, SuperNook, Switching, This Site, Tuning Fork, Updates, Web | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Site update – 20 February – BTM Tram #18 photos

Over November, December and early January I documented some updates to BTM Tram Number 18 as it goes through its rebuild.  The page has a lot of interesting images of the underframe, resistor grids and the motors. Of greater interest, … Continue reading

Posted in Ballarat Tramway, Museum, Site Updates, Web | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Site seeing – January 27 – The ‘times they are a changing’ edition

I received an email from Shawn Branstetter earlier this week announcing that his site http://shortlinemodelers.com/ would be closing down very shortly. I was, to say the least devastated. Shawn’s site is a treasure trove of useful articles and ideas. I contacted Shawn … Continue reading

Posted in About, Site seeing, Site Updates, Sites of interest, This Site, Web, YouTube | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Site update – January 21 – No you don’t need an optometrist visit

In my last post the photos that I uploaded seemed to behave poorly once uploaded through WP. I’ve reworked them all in Paint.NET and uploaded a new set. I’ve just checked the newer versions and these appear to be better. … Continue reading

Posted in Site Updates, This Site, Web | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Site seeing – January 15 – the too dirty may not be dirty enough edition

In the past I’ve seen a lot of weathering done that I said was too heavy, unrealistic. Something that you’d never see in the wild. Today I reviewed one of Adrian Nicholls photos on his photostream on flickr. Image courtesy Adrian … Continue reading

Posted in Modelling, Site seeing, Site Updates, Sites of interest, Weathering, Web | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Site update: 02 December – More weathering photos

I’ve completed the remaining weathering of the body of the 40 foot Hi-Cube. There may be one or two more minor tweaks that I’ll make to get that just right look, overall I am very happy with this cars look. … Continue reading

Posted in 1:48 (US O Scale 1/4"), Acrylics, Atlas O / TrainMan, Manufacturers, Modelling, O Scale, Oils, Pastel Powder, Powders, RustAll, Site Updates, This Site, Updates, Weathering, Web | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Site update – November 29

I’ve been laid up the last two days due to some (hopefully) simple skin surgery to remove another unusual mole. Being unable to lift or move too much this week gave me some much-needed time to catch up on some … Continue reading

Posted in 1:48 (US O Scale 1/4"), Acrylics, Atlas O / TrainMan, Manufacturers, Modelling, Oils, Pastel Powder, Powders, RustAll, Site seeing, Site Updates, This Site, Weathering, Web | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Site update – 14 November 2016 – A new Kendallville Indiana image gallery

A big thank you goes out to Charles Malinowski who recently offered me photos of the Kendallville Terminal Railway Co to post here on Andrew’s Trains. I’ve added a new gallery page in the USA Gallery section for his photos of … Continue reading

Posted in Site seeing, Site Updates, Sites of interest, This Site, Web | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments