New Cabinets for the Workshop

We had some of our power tools nicked. They were battery powered and they didn’t get the batteries????????? That led us to reconsider (a) where we kept our power tools and (b) what sort of replacements. President Chuck Whitlock ordered new Ryobi battery powered tools and  a battery powered Dremel like tool. Club member Lonnie … Continue reading

A rats nest in a diesel

There has been a collective decision that the excess rolling stock and motive power should be made available to whomever might like them provided they make a modest donation to the club’s coffers. The excess diesels, which are too modern to be used on our layout, have been stored in my train room for nigh … Continue reading

Working on the Roundhouse

Our roundhouse was created by master carpenter/club member Joe Cooper. Masterpieces come in many, many pieces. I was supposed to paint and install the windows and doors. They have languished in my workshop for over a year. So, I was VERY grateful when club member Basil Casabona kindly took on the job of painting, assembling … Continue reading

West wall backdrop

One of my long held dreams is to have a camera sit atop a freight car and take a movie of the main line from the engineer’s view point. This “dream” took a huge step forward when the backdrop on the north wall was installed. Further progress was made when the portal on the northwest … Continue reading