Author Archives: Herbert "Matt" Mathews

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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Been a while

It has been quite some time since my last post, and a lot has happened since I started my caboose/combine project. THE BIG NEWS We are moving! Yes, that’s right. Next Monday I am driving to Jefferson City in eastern … Continue reading

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Bashing a Bachmann Combine: First steps

With the holidays over and ice falling today, I thought I would get back to some modeling. Still sitting on my desk is combine #26 awaiting conversion to its final combine caboose configuration. The first step was to determine where … Continue reading

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Northern Maryland Combine #26

By Spring 1914, Northern Maryland combine #26 has reached its 40th year of service. The combine was one of two bought in 1874 when passenger service was expanded. For the next 26 years, it was used almost regularly in  mainline … Continue reading

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Return to Beckleysville

Hello everyone, II have completed most of my garage rebuild. I still have some electrical work to rewire, insulation to install, and of course the Sheetrock. I plan on working on some of this on the upcoming weekend. On the … Continue reading

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Still working in the garage

Just a brief update-still working on my garage. One wall, really just a three foot section, has been stripped and new treated wood put it. I plan on making a slurry with borax and hot water to coat the existing … Continue reading

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