Category Archives: N scale

Keeney Creek? Abandoned or just growing weeds

Good question, we seemed to have left Keeney Creek for the moment. Well at the moment, it is collecting dust. After looking at the 12 inch deep prototype C, Graham and I decided to rebuild the Keeney Creek using the … Continue reading

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Sea Trials or what we learned operating Lookout

My friend Trevor Marshall just posted on his blog “Early Ops session reports“. It got me thinking about my little notebook of issues on the Lookout module. I will be the first to admit that I have no idea how … Continue reading

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Lookout module update

Perhaps you are wondering….”where did he go?” Still here, just have not been posting anything of late. However, we have several updates. Number one, Graham broke his arm at the beginning of April, both his ulna and radius. He is … Continue reading

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Keeney Creek: Information

Recently I joined the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Yahoo group. Great group of folks, and our request for help was answered by Joe Vandenberg. He is modeling the C&O Piney Creek Branch in 1944. However, he also had valuable information … Continue reading

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The Lookout module: Lessons learned

Well the track is finally down, except for our connector to module two. So what was learned? A lot! (1) Nothing beats planning, especially since material, whether it is track, or wood costs money. Paper and pencil are still relatively … Continue reading

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An advantage of N scale

With our recent slow down on actually building the Keeney Creek shifter, I have been looking at some N scale modules to see what others have been doing. I thought I would share a recent find and point out the … Continue reading

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Keeney Creek update

Progress on the Keeney Creek branch is at a standstill. We are currently playing phone tag with C&O Historical Society on the valuation maps for Keeney Creek branch. Why is so important to get these? Well for one, it appears … Continue reading

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Keeney Creek: A Trickle of Information

While at the latest train show in Timonium, Maryland, Graham and I stopped at the booth of TLC Publishing, Inc. and spoke with Thomas Dixon, Jr. . He was a great help in providing information about contacting the C&O Historical … Continue reading

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Keeney Creek Shifter : Lookout gets turnouts

Been a while since we wrote in the blog. We have a back log of posts coming to you. First though, I wanted to share an experience with Atlas Model Railroad Co. Inc.. Last Thursday evening I went online and … Continue reading

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Oh no-where did the pins go

Ah the joy of working in a smaller scale. I was replacing the couplers on our Bowser N5 Pennsy caboose and removed the trucks to  have better access to the coupler “pockets”. Changed the couplers to a more prototypical version … Continue reading

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