After all this time…!

After all this time, I’m still adding to the site, and making improvements which I hope will make it easier for friends and followers around the world to enjoy my website! I have added in the lower left corner a translate widget for use. Speaking of around the world, I am amazed and humbled at … Continue reading

Please join us and register!

Just a short note to all those interested in my website, and who wish to post comments. Comments are allowed of course as you can see already on the site, however, you must register and supply your email to have any comments posted! As much as I love complimentary comments, if you don’t sign up … Continue reading

Building the Hitop Part 15…

In this last installment, I’ll cover quite a few of the small details that make a model railroad more realistic and prototypical. These small details add flavor and character to any layout. Included can be vehicles, people, signage, animals, power lines, etc., etc. All these I’ll cover here. First, I wanted a feel for Appalachian … Continue reading

Building the Hitop, Part 14

In this short installment, I’ll cover the several buildings at the end of the branch in Morris Fork. As discussed long ago, I reversed the two towns on my layout, as Hitop was at the actual end of the branch. Morris Fork is literally at the end of track on the layout. As such, there … Continue reading

Building the Hitop, Part 13….

This time I’ll discuss the buildings on the backside of the layout, especially in the Hitop area. We’ll start with the largest building and centerpiece of the layout, the Hitop mine. I used Walther’s New River mine for this one, without the adjoining waste hopper. The mine is I think a bit difficult to glue … Continue reading