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  1. Ballast and Switches

    by , December 13th, 2011 at 02:14 PM (Carolina, Chicopee & Central Illinois Railway)
    I haven't updated my blog for a good while, so it is time for another update!

    The entire yard has been ballasted with old ballast I had on hand that had been in storage for years. The yard tracks are ballasted with Woodland Scenics Dark Fine Ballast, the Main track and the runaround ballasted with Medium Gray Fine Ballast. I used a 1/3 Water, 1/3 Rubbing Alcohol, 1/3 Matte Medium mixture for gluing ballast down. This worked very well for me. I intentionally let some of the painted ...
  2. Starting Over

    by , October 1st, 2010 at 12:36 AM (Carolina, Chicopee & Central Illinois Railway)
    A couple of years ago I started this blog following the construction of the Gulf & Ohio Midland. I let the blog go by the wayside over the last couple years and much has changed since then.

    My wife and I closed on a 1,300 SF home with 2-car garage today and we will be working over the next 3 to 4 weeks fixing a few things and painting a lot of walls. We are very happy with our new home purchase but it lacks one essential elemnt for any model railroader.... there is no basement! ...