I have now learned why railroads hate foamers…the electricians from Laguna de los Borrachos worked in the Washington Blvd yard this cool 80° morning (I live in the middle of the Sonoran Desert) and while wiring up the extension (all black feeders are on the rails and all red feeders […]

Stupid Foamer



Finally, I have finished laying the track in the yard. All of the track from for the extension has been recycled from my scrapped Pacific Coast Railway and from T.H.E.R.R. that is in Showlow, AZ after it was rebuilt with Unitrack. After the track was laid, I assembled a 9 […]

The track crew is done with the yard



This afternoon I laid the rest of the track in the interchange yard. Eager to see how it works, I grabbed 6 MTL/Kadee Southern Pacific Lines and a Great Northern wood boxcars and assembled a simple train to push and pull through the switches by hand. It was rather rewarding […]

Little bit of work, a little bit of railfaning…


As I lay more track down, I am starting to see how this will operate. I am thinking about putting the freight station in the middle of the front two tracks (the front track is not laid yet, but the #6 switch is in place). As I lay more track, […]

The yard is taking shape


The Gandy Dancers from Laguna de los Borrachos worked on the Washington Blvd yard tonight and Rule G was quickly broken. They got the job done quickly and got the two sets of crossovers connected. They plan to come back in the morning and work on laying track in the […]

More yard work