I've just returned home from this year's Mid-Atlantic Narrow Gauge Guild Module Meet (affectionately know as "Kimberton"), and thought some of you might want to know how the meet went. I enjoyed seeing many long-time friends, and shooting the breeze, both at the fairgrounds and on the porch at the French Creek Inn. Attendance was … Continue reading Kimberton 2016 Meet “Report”
I picked up one of the Bachmann EZ-App HO RS-3s to assess its suitability for a dead rail conversion. The plan, overall, is to use the mechanism and electronics to power an On30 "doodlebug." For my use, I didn't really care about the roadname, so my Bachmann pusher got me a Pennsy unit like the … Continue reading Bachmann EZ-App / BlueRail Trains RS-3 First Impressions
More work today! There's roadbed now all the way around to the Searsport yard throat, and track has been laid or filled in all the way up to that weird, tricky little corner. What's more, a train can run and stay on the track the whole way -- when it doesn't run into a tool... … Continue reading All in Another Day’s Work
It's been a busy couple of days on the railroad! Thursday, Kevin came over again and we got some benchwork in, and yesterday I went down and finished those projects up. There's now continuous benchwork from Corinna all the way around to the upper yard throat at Searsport! Here's a collection of pictures of the … Continue reading Back to Working on the Railroad
Kevin came by today to drop off a large lateral file cabinet and to play the part of Chewbacca to help get the end of the peninsula (which I dubbed the Millennium Falcon because of it shape) back up on legs after its mysterious crash landing a couple of weeks ago. We actually managed to … Continue reading The Millennium Falcon Flies Again!
Boy, was I ever in the wrong place yesterday! Yesterday, at 2:45PM, WW&F #9 made her first moves under steam since June of 1933 at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna, Maine. Unfortunately, I wasn't there, but a couple of other fans were, and shared some video. I hope you enjoy these … Continue reading WW&F #9 Is Running!
My, but it's been quiet around here, especially where the layout is concerned. There're a few reasons, but the most important is that I've found that I am just really unhappy with a very large portion of the layout -- the peninsula that encompasses Plymouth, Mount Harris/Common Hill, and Brooks. The shape of the peninsula … Continue reading Big changes coming to the Corinna & Searsport
I arrived back from the Mid-West Narrow Gauge Show late last night (or was it early this morning?). Despite a few snafus, I had a great time catching up with old friends, and making new ones. I'm already looking forward to the next time I can attend this show -- hopefully next year. One new … Continue reading Mid-West Narrow Gauge Show Report