Expansion update 11/19….

With several warm days on the horizon I was able to get some work done on the layout today. Hopefully the next two days will see some operating time. Saturday saw the arrival of another order from the shop I deal with, Spring Creek Model Trains. Included in this order were two building kits needed, … Continue reading

On the Hitop this week….

In this installment I’ll describe a recent session involving the Spring Street yard turn and the Nitro job. This session started with the Spring Street turn coupling on to its train of cars headed eventually for Nitro, with several cars in its consist headed for elsewhere in the valley. In the above photos, the Southern … Continue reading

New page added…

I have today added a new page to showcase what project(s) I come up with every so often. Be sure to check the page out for current projects.

One more update….

One more update for today. This past week saw the fabrication and installation of some panels on the layout. These panels as you can see were designed to mount the throttle plug-ins, plus throttle holders. These panels may or may not be painted to match the fascia as I’m still undecided on this. They do … Continue reading

An addition and experiment…..

This past week saw an addition to the layout, plus an experiment. The addition is a dozer I already had purchased a few years back that I decided to dirty up and weather from working around a coal mine. I made a coal pile behind Hitop mine, and placed the dozer as shown in the … Continue reading