Sometimes something must move…

That’s the case with the layout expansion. Several things will change on the original layout. Of course the siding down the left hand side will now become the extended main to the other modules. With that, the chain link fence, the two tanks, the loading rack, and the pump house will all move to the … Continue reading

Expansion update….

Well, today with some excellent help, we were able to cut the last bit of fascia to put on the backside of the right hand modules, that will be walked behind to reach the back of the layout. After cutting, the fascia was glued on and clamped. This job I’ll let dry for twenty-four hours. … Continue reading

Spring Creek comes through again…!

In putting together a list of materials for my expansion, I discovered on a major hobby retailer’s website that quite a few of the materials I needed were out of stock with no known delivery date. Not to worry however, as I called Spring Creek Model Trains ¬†over in Deshler, Nebraska, and low and behold, … Continue reading

In the press!

Not the Hitop Branch actually, but myself! In the upcoming issue of the Penn Central Historical Society’s magazine the “Post”, I’ll have a short story in there under the article titled “Penn Central Perspectives”. Issue should be out shortly! More about the Post can be found here:

Contact form added…

Today I have added a contact form on the Weathering Depot page as well for any questions or comments concerning my weathering or any cars/ locomotives for sale.

Expansion started!

Here is a brief update on my layout expansion. I have made quite a bit of progress in two weeks, as you’ll see in the several photos below. I have five modules now built and up on legs using hex bolts as adjustable feet. With the exception of two four foot modules, none of the … Continue reading