Blame Iain Rice. He taught me how to make a model railroad work in our basement. Our basement, like so many others, is a less than ideal environment. Low ceilings, exposed pipes, uneven walls, you name it we've got it. But by far the biggest impediment to layout design is the need to pass through. … Continue reading A Layout Divided
I had numerous choices when deciding on the name for this new layout. The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway (the owner of the line) officially uses CIC for its reporting marks. But everyone knows it as the CRANDIC, a simple but catchy combination of the railroad's namesake cities. Formally, my modeled portion is the … Continue reading What’s in a name?