A Friend of Ours

I've been fortunate over the years to develop close relationships with a group of modelers that share my beliefs in how a model railroad should be designed, built, and operated. I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge them and share links to their respective layouts. It should go without saying, but the images you … Continue reading A Friend of Ours

In Lokstep

Back to the ol' Hills Line Mailbag... Could you expand on why you chose the Loksound decoders in a later post? It's been the better part of a year since I upgraded my entire locomotive roster on The Hills Line to Loksound 5 decoders, so an update (and explanation) is long overdue. My goal in … Continue reading In Lokstep

Under Pressure

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” -Douglas Adams- With the publication and shipping of Kalmbach Media's latest book, Building What's In A Photo, I can now share some additional photos from the my submission "Building an offline customer". It also gives me the opportunity to tell the … Continue reading Under Pressure

Subcontracting

“Do what you do best and outsource the rest.” -Peter Drucker- The oft-quoted statement about model railroading is that its participants must possess a variety of somewhat-unrelated skillsets. Draftsman. Carpenter. Electrician. Scenic Designer. Some basic understanding of these are all required to be remotely successful in the hobby. And so it is inevitable that there … Continue reading Subcontracting