IF…I rotate the layout 180°, with minimal changes, I can add a staging track and make a functional junction. Washington Blvd would need to be relocated, and Playa Desnuda Shell would be the closest industry to the yard, and the freight station would be the furthest away. Above is the […]

Another idea on the extension

My main complaint about operating the Playa Desnuda branch is that there is no way to have the train roll in, switch the industries, then leave town. I am looking at at adding the fictitious Washington Blvd. Yard. Linda Sand drew up this yard for the 1999 Model Railroad Planning […]

Planning an extension

Do you think that the Bureau of Land Management would notice if I took four more feet of wall space?


As a true Southern Pacific railfan, I know that the beloved SW1500 was called a crud. In all aspects, the Micro Trains SW1500 is a think of beauty. These little gems are great switching locos, paint is sharp and crisp, I just wish that my weathering skills were up to […]

Cruddy Monday…