This layout is a prototypical representation of railroads operating in and through Fort Worth, Texas, with the central focus being Tower 55.
Upgrading from a tabletop to a full room.
When on a Colorado Mountain ridge, you can see three or four mountain ranges in the distance!
As modelers, we pay attention to everyday life’s small details and oddities and try replicating those in our scenery.
I found some old photos from my trip through the Feather River Canyon, where I had the opportunity to operate the WP 921-D F7 in the Portola Yard!
In an era of interstate highways and quick air travel, it is difficult to imagine just how isolated those parts of the United States farthest from the oceans were, even as late as the mid-19th century.
Yes, this is a different bench I am building. I ran into many “challenges” by using an old desk for the foundation, and removing that old desk made life much easier!
Mark the vertical plane where your switch machines will be located BEFORE you install your bracing.
This is an NCE DCC command system that will be running 3 Locos on a typical day. The outer loop is the main track power, and the inner loop is a reversing loop and will be fed from its own bus block.
It’s 1952, and Anita comes across the street after visiting the Valverde Feed Store.
Op Sessions have become a “race of time” on many layouts. Adding a Defect Detector is a way of slowing down the experience with a prototypical experience.