Southern Pacific Cascade Line
CONCEPT and PLAN
Thursday, September 29, 2022
AWKWARD SWITCH MAINTENANCE
In spite of good intentions and even fairly good execution, the design of my railroad inevitably produced a few difficult locations for trac...
Friday, August 26, 2022
TREES FOR THE FOREST—ROUND TWO
Casting about for summer projects, I decided to tackle more trees for my forest. I settled upon “furnace filter” speared onto trunks as ...
Saturday, August 6, 2022
THE RAILROAD AT YEAR TEN—A DECADE!
THE RAILROAD AT YEAR TEN—A DECADE! August 1 marks the anniversary of the start of construction for my SP Cascade Line. It is now ten ye...
Saturday, July 30, 2022
FASCIA SHELF EDGING
One of the challenges for an operating model railroad is to provide adequate facilities and layout equipage to perform the intended operatin...
Thursday, June 30, 2022
ELEMENTARY BACKDROP ART
For much of the life of my model railroad, my backdrop has used a simple, but effective treatment. Beginning with a “banded” fade from s...
Sunday, June 5, 2022
FIFTY-FIVE FULL OPERATING SESSIONS
My railroad and crew are picking up from the disruptions of the past two years, gradually building back to regular operations. Crew size...
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