Tuesday, July 12, 2016

In preparation for a move to a new house, I had to destroy my old layout.   What better way to  remove a trestle than to "burn" it down.

My grandson at age 11.  Model was a tribute to Tom Yorke.  Won the Gazette Award at the Narrow Gauge Convention that year.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Back in May of 1990, my On3 pile driver was featured as Model Railroader's Model of the Month.

Scratchbuilt based on a pile driver used by the Simon Benson Lumber Company.  CHB boiler and hardware was used.
Sawmills and railroads go together naturally.

Sawmills come in all sizes.

This is a sawmill I built in HO scale in 1986.

Almost all of it is scratchbuilt.



Friday, July 8, 2016



Back in 1975 I was working in HOn3.  I had a train shop in Anchorage, Alaska, and I wanted a disply diorama for the store.  This little three stall engine house was part of it.

Unfortunately, during a move it was destroyed.


This is an O scale structure.  One of a few that will make up the little town on the layout.
I'm not really sure where all the time goes but I have been enjoying puddering around with different scales and dioramas.

My mining layout continues to take shape--but very slowly.

The mining area on the left hand side is complete enough to go ahead and work of the rest of the layout.

This little mining supply company takes care of the needs for the nearby mining community.


This shows the way I hid the light switch at the entry to the room.




This is a little Grandt 8 ton Porter kit that I did when it was first released.  One of my favorite locomotives.



Earl Martin did a nice little On20 layout in the 1970s that was featured in Finelines magazine.

He had built a neat little 0-4-0 that is now on Bob Brown's layout.

When Bachmann brought out their Davenport gas mechanical and their version of the 8 ton Porter, I combined them to make my own version of Earl little steamer.