Author Archives: Herbert "Matt" Mathews

San Pedro’s Operations

One of the things I read about frequently in model railroading is that the project was too big or that the perceived operations were not desirable due to various issues. I will be the first to admit this has happened … Continue reading

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A Trip to Strasburg Railroad

This past Friday , I took Graham to Strasburg Railroad in Strasburg, Pennsylvania for an early birthday present. A hostler tour, train ride and visit to the Pennsylvania railroad museum. I cannot say enough about the two hour long hostler … Continue reading

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Chili Line: Connell Tank

A recent interesting post on the The Santa Fe Branch Chili Line group has caused me to make a change to San Pedro. Included in the post was a valuation map and numerous photographs of the area now. I am … Continue reading

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Layout Design for San Pedro: The doodles

After several doodles, I have decided that the first version of San Pedro is the one I like best with some scenic modifications. I would like to add a second adobe dwelling, change the road and add a few more … Continue reading

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San Pedro, a Chili Line Imagineering

My new project is going to be a simple layout using an imagineered village along the DRGW’s Chili Line. Why an imagineered location? While it’s true the Chili Line offers several interesting switching towns, I wanted to model several things … Continue reading

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The Trainset

Like many model railroaders, I have items in boxes I do not use. Some I purchased for future use, some I purchased without any clear plan on their use. Some point in the past, P-B-L announced that they would be … Continue reading

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A New Direction, a New Start

As an armchair modeler over the past year plus I did on occasion read blogs and posts about the current state of model railroading affairs. The ready to run/ operate trend, the large home model railroads, and a few voices … Continue reading

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Return to Beckleysville II

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Back Home

Good Evening everyone, just a brief note to update the blog. Unfortunately, we were unable to sell our house in Maryland. So after 15 months of my wife and kids in Maryland and me driving home every other weekend we … Continue reading

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Is he still out there??

Yes, the silence has been for longer than I would wish. Stay tuned for posts soon though. Here is to a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to Everyone For your entertainment narrow gauge from around the world … Continue reading

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