Upgrade, Part One

"Change is easy. Improvement is far more difficult" -Ferdinand Porsche- For the longest time I told myself that I was perfectly content with using 1st generation Tsunami decoders controlled by my CVP EasyDCC system. After all, I had fully amortized my investment long before construction began on The Hills Line. The sound and motor control … Continue reading Upgrade, Part One

In Hindsight

A blatant promotional announcement this time... I'll be presenting at the Hindsight 20/20 7.0 Virtual RPM Clinic this Saturday, February 20th at 6:30pm Eastern. My presentation is titled Creating City Carton, and will detail the design, construction, and operation of City Carton Recycling on The Hills Line. More information and registration for Hindsight 20/20 7.0 … Continue reading In Hindsight

Bringing up the Rear

I've mentioned previously how model railroading, as a business, remains primarily a cottage industry. Yes, more and more aspects of the industry are being controlled by larger and larger conglomerates. But there are a multitude of providers that are ultimately mom and pop shops. Case in point, MAC Rail Products, LLC. Based out of Fort … Continue reading Bringing up the Rear

Everywhere a Sign

"The sign said you've got to have a membership card to get inside"-Five Man Electrical Band- I'm continuing on my detailing kick. Mostly to avoid tackling some of the larger, and possibly more pressing needs on the layout. But also because it's a lot of fun... even if the final product only takes up an … Continue reading Everywhere a Sign