We’re taking off to the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory, North Carolina tomorrow. Shortly after we get back on Sunday, I’ll be posting tons of photos and video clips.
More than a few years ago, I noticed that there were some email and blog taglines I really liked. In many cases, they were better than the message content. With this in mind, I started collecting them in the form of a raw text tagline file. I chose raw text because I didn’t want to … More Taglines?
The video clip on this link is of a 1/48th (O scale) diorama of a old narrow gauge logging rail road built in a swamp. If you love art in miniature, then you need to watch this short clip. http://youtu.be/-eAijwMvMak Geoff Nott is a master modeler and I only hope I can learn and apply … More Incredible Diorama
One of my fellow members of the Washington Science Fiction Association had this reply to a gripe about the shuttle program. He kindly permitted me to quote him. I got all the yelling and throwing things out of my system when they cancelled the Apollo program and turned NASA over to the political appointees and … More Back to the moon – in Mandarin!
Recently, I was griping to a friend about not being able to find a small part for my On30 module. I didn’t want to spend $7.50 on shipping and handling for a $6 part. He recommended a local hobby shop called The Moose Caboose. It’s located at 1341 West Liberty Road in Sykesville, Maryland. Their … More The Moose Caboose
My wife and I spent some time at the Great Scale Model Train show up in Timonium, Maryland on Saturday. As usual, we had a chance to catch up with Geren and Kevin and ogle the incredible craftsmanship scattered around the show. Here’s a couple of images from the MADmodules On30 setup.
My wife and I enjoyed a road trip up to Charles Town and Shannodale West Virginia on Saturday. I had the honor of meeting Dr. Stan Dickinson, who researched and created an iron furnace exhibit for the Jefferson County Museum. Some of his notes on the furnace can be found on this Shannondale.org community site. … More Jefferson County Road Trip
Scroll down these images and prepare to be awed by this fellow’s modelling skills. http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1451.msg25937#msg25937 Please note that in the scale he’s working in, the cross-piece of the U-joint is about 1/8″ wide!