Sad Day in Portland

The FRA certification on Monson #4 expired at the end of March, and the Maine Narrow Gauge Museum doesn't know when she'll be back in service -- #4 needs a new boiler before the FRA will re-certify the loco. You can read the whole story here...

World’s Largest Model Railroad

Okay, so the guy's a little corny and over the top, but this is a pretty cool look at Miniature Wonderland, the world's largest model railroad. I think the chick who makes the little people's got the hots for the "tv star." [embedplusvideo height="365" width="600" standard="http://www.youtube.com/v/kTqO1AnaLsw?fs=1&hd=1" vars="ytid=kTqO1AnaLsw&width=600&height=365&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=" id="ep3298" /] If I ever get to Germany, … Continue reading World’s Largest Model Railroad

Layout Lighting Plan

After a lot of experimentation, I've finally settled on the general lighting plan for the layout. I had thought of using LED strips, track lights, strip lights, etc., but none of these options were really acceptable. Through all the experimentation, I was able to develop some criteria for what I wanted. The lighting needed to … Continue reading Layout Lighting Plan

Recent Developments

There've been lots of developments recently, though not many on the railroad itself. Here's a brief over view: New Modules I know I said a few weeks back that if I never saw another module again, it would be too soon. With that said, a few of us are hot and heavy into developing a new, simplified … Continue reading Recent Developments