Category Archives: Imagineering

Beckleysville: The Sources of inspiration

It has been a hectic few weeks, and not much time for modeling with so many other activities going on recently. A fine illustration of why one should consider what is an achievable and sustainable model railroad to plan and … Continue reading

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Keep it simple Copper City on the C&RGS

The C&RGS? Yes the very fictional Colorado and Rio Grande Southern RR located southwestern Colorado, New Mexico, and part of Arizona. A railroad that has an interesting traffic base of livestock traffic, hard rock mining, agriculture, and serving the communities … Continue reading

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What brought you to Model Railroading?

Got an e-mail, “What is up with your blog, have you forgotten about it?” No, I have not forgotten about it. Been busy this summer with outside projects at home and pharmacy automation projects at work, so trains have taken … Continue reading

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A new project

Moving from armchair modeler to active modeler is sometimes a difficult task between work,  childrens’ soccer games, and a variety of chores around my 12″=1ft house project. However, recently came across a link to some very fine model railroading in … Continue reading

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Is it a real train or is a model train? The beginning of an imagineering project

Ever seen a photograph that makes you wonder is it real or a model. Recently saw the photograph below by Stephen Hussar on the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railroad Museum website. Looks like a  trainload of empty flat cars moving … Continue reading

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Visiting the Past in the Present

One of the more interesting things that model railroad has exposed me to is the history of railroads.  Granted, little easier with the Baltimore and Ohio railroad museum just down the road in Baltimore. A little further away is the … Continue reading

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An excellent idea!

A short post this evening, but a recent find could not go untold While “clicking” from link to link one evening, I happened upon a very nice freelanced model railroad history. Steve Howe’s Helford Valley Railway is a must visit … Continue reading

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