• Wow - December already

    Posted December 2, 2012 by Toni Ryan

      I can't believe it's December already!   We had our third PNW FreemoN meet on October 20th at the the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club.  It was a BLAST!  The club members were getting ready for their Christmas season open house, plus they were hosting a private tour for a mo...

  • NCE DCC 30 AMP SYSTEM SETUP

    Posted December 2, 2012 by Arthur Houston

    Video of the NCE DCC 30 Amp system set up at the MSMRC.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPl-k5L393E

  • The model Railway Show - Episode 0045

    Posted November 30, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0045 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Layout Design SIG founder Doug Gurin. We also welcome back NMRA president Charlie Getz to discuss a major new exhibit on scale model railroading being planned for a world-class railroad museum.   The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced...

  • A New Beginning...

    Posted November 24, 2012 by Rick Phipps

    Anyone who has been following my progress on my "shack" knows that my layout has been a long time in coming. With not having any room that I and the CEO (better known as my wife) could agree on I got the idea of taking my 10'X12' "shack" and turning it into my first small layout. As I began the...

  • YOU TUBE CHANNEL

    Posted November 17, 2012 by Arthur Houston

    Visit my world and many others at arthurhouston3. Put name in YouTube Search box and it will take you to all of my videos.

  • GRANDE PACFIC RR

    Posted November 15, 2012 by Arthur Houston

    A visit to one side of the Grande pacific model RR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnq6tXsKjqA

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0044

    Posted November 14, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0044 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with new NMRA president Charlie Getz about his plans for his tenure in office. We also talk with Dave Arnovitz from Norfolk Southern Corp about an HO layout the railroad uses as a training tool.   The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, th...

  • Rusty Rails

    Posted November 2, 2012 by Mary McPherson

    Weeds overtake the Illinois Central's Johnston City District in near Carbondale, Illinois, in 1988. The rails would come out a few years later.    I was driving to a friend’s house in Mississippi some time back, when I noticed the old railroad tracks paralleling the highway. I...

  • The Challenger Returns

    Posted November 2, 2012 by Mary McPherson

    Note: This piece was written in October, 2010         I used to take great pride in managing to see at least one steam locomotive in operation every year. That streak held from 1983 until 2002.    The streak ended in 2003, in no small part because of Frisco...

  • Something Akin To A Visitation

    Posted October 31, 2012 by Mary McPherson

        It occurs to me that there is something inherently sad about a steam locomotive going cold for the last time.  Such a machine is as close to a living, breathing, entity as humanity has managed to piece together.  And when one of these magnificent creatures falls by the w...