Once again I recommend…

Once again I have to take a few moments and recommend what I consider to be the best of the best model railroad hobby shops in this part of the country: Spring Creek Model Trains located in the small town of Deshler, Nebraska. Deshler is located in south central Nebraska. See my link in the … Continue reading

Building the Hitop, Part 12….

Today I’ll cover more of the structures I used on the layout, finishing up with the front of the layout. Before I go on however, here is a photo of the custom built dumpster a former co-worker made for me, plus the scratch-built ice machines. Photos here: Next up is Blair Line’s Sam’s Roadhouse kit, … Continue reading

When real life steps in…

Well, there are times in our model railroad worlds when real life events step in to derail our model railroads or delay them. Life events happen, illness, accidents, the birth or death of a relative, marriage, etc., etc. Such has been the case here with this author. About a month ago, I sustained a broken … Continue reading

Building the Hitop, Part 11…

In this installment, I’ll discuss the structures I used in building the layout. I basically used the same structures that MR used, except for the Micro-Engineering girder bridge. I also added some structures of my own as the layout developed. MR did however kitbash quite a few structures, which I did not, except for one … Continue reading

Building the Hitop, Part 10

Today I’ll discuss the last piece of scenery to go in on the railroad, the scenery around Morris Fork, specifically the area around the truck dumps and the hardware and farm supply. This area took a bit longer to plan than actually build, as I had to figure out the dimensions of the hill over … Continue reading

The Joys of Model Railroading…

I thought I would add a few thoughts and comments on the joys of model railroading, regardless of scale, size of layout, freelance or prototype, and expense. Of course, I am a bit prejudicial towards HO scale! My love for the hobby stems from several factors. One, my father loved trains, although he never would … Continue reading