I have always loved trains, and some of my earliest memories are going to The Orange Empire Railway Museum and watching my dad turn into a kid as he got to ride Hollywood Cars and the Blimps on the main line and the LARY PCC cars around the “city” loop. […]

My Model of 1624 Is Getting Closer!

My buddy Andy is always looking for Pacific electric models on eBay, and he sent me a link to this mega lot of Miniatures By Eric shells, I came real close to pulling the trigger, but I could not justify it. I asked the seller about possibly splitting it up, […]

Sometimes eBay is a Must

I did a very sloppy coat of paint to see how far off she is, I now need Archer rivets and Micro Scale decals….and a real paint job

The Bachmann is getting closer

Over a year ago, I decided to try to make my Bachmann 2-8-0 look more like my Oriental Limited C-9, and quite frankly, there are a lot of little changes… As you can see from the above picture, the Bachmann (below) is larger, the sand dome is in the wrong […]

Finally getting back to the Bachmann 2-8-0

Part of being a model railroader is the ability of re-writing history. I feel robbed that I had to wait until I was 13 years old to ride a train from Long Beach to Los Angeles, and what was worse, was the fact that most of the route was rebuilt […]

What If? Modeling

I recently ordered a Kato MyTRAM RED from Japan, and this thing is way cool! This little tram is completely see-through and the motors are located in the trucks. Kato was able to put in directional lighting, the lights switch from white to red depending on the direction that the […]

Modern Light Rail Has Arrived