Thank you!

Just a note here to thank all the followers of my website, which as you can see, has just gone over 150,000 views in a little over two years. My idea behind the site was to not only showcase my layout, but to share ideas, tips, and to hopefully inspire. My additional idea was to … Continue reading

Adding complexity, and interest…

There’s much to be said for compact layouts. Even more so for narrow shelf type switching layouts. One reason for saying this is the fact you have to lay out your track plan well. You have to accommodate enough industry and switching possibilities to make things interesting in a small amount of space, much like … Continue reading

This week on the Hitop….

This past week it was back to running trains on the Hitop. Below are shots of GP9 7466 switching in Dickinson yard making up its train, heading out for Nitro, then picking up some cars in Spring Street yard to bring back to Dickinson. Final photo shows 7466 headed for the barn after dropping off … Continue reading

Update today….

Today saw some further work done in the garage and on the layout expansion. First, I had storage boxes spread under both sides of the layout expansion, so today I consolidated all of that under the main portion of the layout. This of course has freed up under both sides, except for a wire storage … Continue reading

Updated expansion progress…

Sorry I haven’t posted an update in awhile, but when you get older sometimes you have to fight with illnesses and ailments. Such was the case with me the past three weeks. Some progress has been made in the expansion on both sides. First, I was able to fill in some more ground cover as … Continue reading