• 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...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0043

    Posted October 31, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0043 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Marty McGuirk and Joe Giannovario about the issue of offshore ready-to-run manufacturing, whether any of that work can be repatriated to North America, and the impact such a move would have on the hobby.   The Model Railway Show is the ...

  • Scratch Building UP's Caliente Station

    Posted October 29, 2012 by Christopher Brimley

    For the last little while I have been scratch building Union Pacific's Caliente, NV station in HO scale for a friend of mine.  The prototype station is fortunately still standing and is currently owned by the city and is used for its city offices and library.  I was able to make a trip to ...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0042

    Posted October 14, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0042 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with Don Goodman-Wilson about NMRAnet - a new protocol for controlling signals, turnouts, lighting and other layout systems. We also speak with John Landis about modeling a most unusual prototype - a narrow gauge electric railway that ran 40 feet b...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0041

    Posted September 30, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0041 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with layout builder Terry Gaskin about modeling the Chicago EL in O. We also talk to Gerry Cornwell, owner of the Mt. Albert Scale Lumber Company.   The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking podcast. For more information - ...

  • Another small update

    Posted September 20, 2012 by Christian Maheu

    Good morning all,   Another small update.  I was able to continue working on the layout by adding 3 more switches and connecting the rails to 4 of the 5 spurs.  I was also able to solder all the feeder wires to the completed trackage yesterday. This means that as soon as I can ...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0040

    Posted September 15, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0040 of The Model Railway Show, we speak with author and layout builder Pelle S√łeborg about modeling the Union Pacific from an ocean away. We also talk to Ian Plett, a truck driver who takes his layout on the road with him. The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, thought-provoking po...