Deep Thoughts


Newsletter Column Index May 2017 What is your favorite part of model railroading? Do you like wiring or do you prefer creating scenery? Do you like hand laying track or building freight cars? There are so many aspects of and different subjects in this hobby that it’s no wonder it’s called […]

Newsletter 5/17







This is my second layout video using the iCar. Gary Petersen’s Salt Lake Southern layout is awesome! This time I ran the iCar at the end of the train looking backwards as though standing on the back platform of the caboose. You can watch it in FULL HD but takes […]

iCar Caboose Ride



I can’t believe where the time has gone! Anyway, I have been making some progress my 4×8 railroad. I just haven’t had time to post anything. Sometimes it is slow going but at least there is some progress. For example the frogs are wired for power now and locomotives do not […]

Quick Video Clip


I’ve always loved photography and it is a great way to be able to combine two hobbies: model railroading and photography! My daughter is taking a photography class in jr. high and when she said, “Can I take a picture of your trains?” I jumped off the couch ready to […]

Photography and Trains


Take a ride on the rails as though you were in the driver’s seat. Follow along on the inaugural run of my new iCar as we go along the route of Rob Spangler’s Western Pacific 8th Subdivision. It was run as an extra following right behind another train. This was […]

iCar Cab Ride



It’s been more than a year since I received my Golden Spike Award, the first step towards MMR (Master Model Railroader). I finally got around to putting up the page showing what I did. My goal in trying to achieve MMR is not to say “Look what I did” or […]

World’s Greatest Hobby


I’ve added a new, long overdue, Tips and Techniques section to the website. The first sub-page within the section is Adding Styrene Spacers which explains how I add styrene to the gaps I cut in the rails. Look for more sub-pages in the near future. I look forward to comments too.

New Tips and Techniques Section













I’m testing a new feature for my blog. Hopefully, those that have signed up for my email newsletters will automatically get an email when I’ve posted more content. I haven’t posted much in the past but want it to be a little more active and encourage you to make comments […]

Testing New Feature





How did it get to be the end of the year already?!? Where did 2011 go? I’ve always said that the older I get the faster the years go by, and in a way they do. I’ll explain. Take for example my daughter who just turned 5. One year for […]

Where Did 2011 Go?