I spent most of the afternoon working on my cardstock model of Rosie’s Ramblin’ Roadhouse. Here’s a picture of the 2nd generation build. That’s not Rosie getting something from the fridge. That’s a friend who helps out once in a while. A local sign painter agreed to give the Roadhouse a fresh coat of paint … More More on Rosie’s
I’ve started some of the basic layout work on the module. The astute viewer will note I’ve brought in some heavy equipment to assist with the terrain management. A couple of rough draft structures are in place to establish clearances and vehicle roadways.
This past Saturday, we had a marvellous time at Berret Hill Trains, up in Maryland. I was the lucky person to have Kevin build a module in front of us as part of his tutorial. Over a very short couple of hours, he not only showed us how to build a very lightweight and yet … More Berrett Hill Modules
On Saturday, January 15th, we drove over to Charles Town, West Virginia for a model railroad open house. Our host was Steven Sherrill and he not only has a lovely layout, but arranged for a meeting hall in a nearby church. We had a ball with the show-and-tell and I even scored some parts from … More Model RR Open House in WV
Saturday, January first, was a bit overcast and cool. I grabbed my jacket, camera and some road snacks and went exploring. Here’s one of the first pictures of our new ride, complete with the obligatory coating of mud. This was taken at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Park on the Virginia side of the Potomac. If … More First Road Trip of the New Year
After a rough start to the week, tonight wraps up on some high notes. New Ride! My wife and I just traded up to a new car. We got a 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XL. It’s very comfortable, has all-wheel-drive and gets 26mpg on the highway. Since the weatherman is promising some nice weather tomorrow, we’re … More Happy New Year!