Some Assembly Required….

Almost two-and-a-half years ago, I started on a project to make some 28-foot, WW&F-inspired box cars. The idea was to create an easy-to-build “kit of parts” that would allow me to turn out a fair number of good-looking cars quickly. My first idea was to make the kits similar to the old Sandy River Car … Continue reading

Back From the Convention

I’m back from the 36th National Narrow Gauge Convention up in Augusta, Maine, and I had a blast — although I still managed to run out of time and not see everything — for instance, I completely ran out of time to see the models in the contest room. But I did get to meet, … Continue reading

Shop Updates for August

I’ve had a few requests to make some changes in the shop. As you know, I’ve been reluctant to make too many changes because of the sometimes unpredictable results of mucking with things in there. However, I think these were worth the effort. First, I’ve added the new instruction manual for the Tx21 throttles. The … Continue reading

Laser Experimentation

In my last post, I briefly mentioned that I had ordered a lower-power laser engraver/cutter. While waiting for mine arrive, I’ve been experimenting with an even lower-powered model that belongs to Kevin over at Berrett Hill Trains. One of the ideas I had was to use the laser to “drill” the holes for the controls … Continue reading