I like styrene more, I like styrene more, I like styrene more…. My fiend Joe D’Amato gave me some wood kits a while back, one of them was complete, the other, not so much. But it did have a lot of lumber, some corrugated siding and board and batton…he’s also […]

Trying my first wood sratch build


It’s summer,  and it is just about the time for my modeling to go on hiatus. As some of you know, I live in Central Arizona, and I have difficulty staying in my garage with this heat. Even as I write this at 8:15 at night, it is still 105°F. […]

This anticipation’s killing me.


I did it, I bit the bullet and I bought an Atlas VO-1000 off of Ebay. I still have Pacific Electric freight locomotive decals, and I can’t wait to remove the lettering from it… She will soon look like these… The Pacific Electric leased VO-1000’s from the Southern Pacific, and […]

Coming Soon to a Nude Beach Near You



A buddy of mine who lives in Chandler was kind enough to print out a few wig wags for me. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4043395/files I used some really old Floquil Old Silver that is still good. About the time they were just about dry, my Great Dane walks by the table and his […]

Wiggle wiggle wiggle


I only have to wire up the freight station and engine house track, I have SPST switches for these, so I can store locos on them and still operate the layout. The soon to be laid staging track will be wired. I have also painted all of the track, up […]

Wiring is mostly done…


I realize that this is not prototypical paperwork for the Pacific Electric, but this is for a model railroad, and I am using artwork from an era correct notepad This is in Excel, so it can be edited as needed. I also plan to draw up a SPINS sheet for […]

Starting to prep for Ops