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  • Hurry up and ...... wait.....

    When I first started into this hobby I was gung ho to get started. Of course, since it was to be in a shack that I had been using as a small workshop, there was going to be more work than just to build the framing. Not only was I going to be framing the layout but I was going to be putting in sheetr...
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  • Land Of Confusion

    I am sure that there are a number of you that probably had Phil Collin's song Land Of Confusion come to mind when you read the title of my blog. Well, essentually, that is where I am at in this moment in time. Not sure about others, but when I even considered doing a layout a plan immediately came t...
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  • A sigh of relief.....

    This weekend brings a sigh of relief finally. I had decided four months ago to turn my little "shop" into what I have begun to call my "train shack". While I was anxious to get track laid I didn't just want to rush into it. So began the plan of putting sheetrock up to be able to have a backdrop for ...
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  • Scratch building vs. Kit bashing

    I am sure that whether you are a pro, an intermediate, or a beginner, the question of buildings and what you want and how to get them comes to mind. If you are modeling more of a freestyle layout then the question is probably not as important as those who are modeling after a prototype. Unfortunatel...
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  • Anatomy of a small layout.

    I had read an earlier post by a modeler on here about having a block from time to time on working on his layout. That got me to thinking about some of the doubts that I have had lately on my own. When I first got to planning this and talking to my friend who got me into this hobby, my plan was to b...
  • Ramblings of a newbie..

    After reading other's blogs and about the lessons they have learned and things they have tried, I thought I really had nothing to add. But, in searching for information on how to build my own layout I began to think about others who might be like me. Never had a layout, never done much in the way of...
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