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  1. "D" stands for "Denver"

    Uploaded a couple more to my web site tonight. Both companies which have "Denver" in their company names;

    Denver, Northwestern and Pacific RY;

    The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

  2. By request, a visit to Alberta

    Had a request to see my Northern Alberta Railways paper. So it's now up for viewing:

  3. Back in the NE USA

    With new pages for several railroads: Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville; Narragansett Pier RR; New York Central & Hudson River plus a page for the New York & New England RR.

    Many more to come from that region.... :tb-biggrin:
  4. Maple Valley Trainshow 2011

    This is the first show I've displayed a module at. O'Brien was ready (not complete), but showable. The boys came with me on Sunday morning to run trains and play around.

    The most popular attractions were the wooden Thomas playset and the O Scale Thomas table.

  5. From Nineteen-Oh-Nine, to Canada, to Central America

    A few more additions to my TOUR pages. Scattered all over the maps this time.

    New are entries from the Tela Railroad of Honduras, Temiscouata Railway in Canada, plus US operations both dated 1909 from Texas Central RR and fabled Yosemite Valley Railroad.

  6. Further progress on my Aerotrain

    After more than a year some new pictures from my Aerotrain-project:
    more than 15000 small brass nails serving as 'rivets' have been set and the paint-job has been started...

  7. Pino Grande

    A recent text I recieved asked for directions to Pino Grande. This inspired today's trip though the idea had been on the back burner for some time.

    With the nearest access point approximately a two mile hike in from the road, an idea hit me. My mountain bike is just sitting in the closet and part of this summer's goal was to get back on it after years of disuse. Why not combine the two? I loaded up and headed for the woods.

    Upon arrival at the gate on Mosquito Rd, I jumped ...
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  8. Recent railfanning

    Added a few photos from the past and also some from a brief just this past weekend. BNSF, BN, Mission Mountain RR, MRL.

    Check them on my web site:

  9. Big Trees

    Apparently my recent trip to Southern California didn't satisfy my road trip sweet tooth so a drive to Felton took place yesterday. This idea has actually been floating around in my head for awhile now but I was just waiting for a few things to settle into place before making it a reality.

    Though I left at the crack of dawn, I decided to cut out several stops as the day progressed. These included Woodland, Mare Island, SP steam displays in San Jose, Monterey, Salinas and Tracy, and ...
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  10. Weathering Ties

    by , September 21st, 2011 at 02:14 AM (Carolina, Chicopee & Central Illinois Railway)
    I posted in the How To forum about how to weathering ties with acrylic paints. I wont go into as much detail, mostly just a short picture show. Enjoy!

    I killed off about 3 or 4 hours of my day and hand painted every last tie plate in the entire yard. The results were worth it!
  11. North of The Bay (SP fans?) to Redwood Country

    San Francisco and the various Bays, that is...

    This time Southern Pacific fans might-enjoy the trip. Uploaded now is my Northwestern Pacific Railroad assortment of flimsies. So, here you are, Espee followers:

  12. Tie Strip Progress

    by , September 20th, 2011 at 01:37 AM (Carolina, Chicopee & Central Illinois Railway)
    Since my last update I completed the roadbed installation and painted this section of the layout according to the plan I mention in my last post.

    In this posting I am documenting the placement of the Central Valley 9' Main line and 8' Branch line ties. I began by placing the switch tie strips for the switch kits. In this section of the layout all of the switches are #5 Code 83 or Code 70 switches. The Code 83 switches will be used on the cross over from the Main and the Arrival/Departure ...
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  13. So-Cal Extravaganza Finale!

    Though last nights chili from Wendy's and 9 hours of sleep has helped Jeff feel a little better, we hop him up on DayQuil and Tylenol before we head out on today's hunt.

    We were just down the street from Gemco Yard so that had to be the first stop. Very quickly we caught some action as a pair of GPs, one UP the other GMTX, did some flat switching. With these exposed to some extra electrons, we headed out for more quarry.

    Travel Town was busier than expected on a Wednesday ...
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  14. Today I play with the letter "K"

    I've just uploaded four additional entries to my TOUR pages. All small companies with the name Kansas City in their title.


    Updated September 13th, 2011 at 09:17 PM by BoxcabE50

  15. G&OM Little Kanawha Secondary - Benchwork & Roadbed

    by , September 12th, 2011 at 01:34 AM (Carolina, Chicopee & Central Illinois Railway)
    In May, I purchased two sets of bi-fold doors to use as bench work for the Gulf & Ohio Midland Little Kanawha Secondary. Each door section was 18" by 80", perfect for the shelf layout I planned. I also located some 8 by 6 metal shelf brackets at a local tool and hardware sale.

    I used a stud finder and located the studs in the walls the bench work would be attached to, and measured the spacings. I then marked on the under side of the doors the spacing of the studs I ...
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