• My new free downloadable Calendar 2015: US-Diesel in Action

    Posted October 29, 2014 by Peter Wehrhahn

    Same procedure as last year! I like to share my free downloadable calender available at my modellcom-blog. Sorry, but the site is only in german, but you may use the translation function to get a little idea about what is going on there (railroads, real and model and cardmodeling). The calendar i...

  • How did you make HO scale honeybees?

    Posted April 17, 2014 by Joseph Antosiak

    The HO layout at the Baltimore Society of Model Engineers was about 55 feet long, with a city at one end, farms and small towns in the middle, and wooded mountains at the other end. One year I added a set of four bears --one standing next to a tree with one arm raised, one standing on all fours, and...

  • N scale Lukas sawmill

    Posted April 8, 2014 by Jeffery Gale

    G'day all,This is my first kit, it's a JV Models, N scale Lukas sawmill.Opening the kit I found that I had many scale size boards, so taking my downsize  pill I took up my hammer and nails and got to work, LOL.I have found that here in Australia the worst thing in modelling logging is that we&n...

  • Spreader-bar loading

    Posted April 6, 2014 by Jeffery Gale

    This is another way to load logs, hope some find these interesting. Jeff.

  • Guy - Line Loader

    Posted April 2, 2014 by Jeffery Gale

    This is also used for loading logs. Jeff

  • Heel-boom Loader

    Posted March 30, 2014 by Jeffery Gale

    This is a diagram of a Heel-boom loader used to load  logs in logging camps among the tall trees, thought some here might find it useful or interesting. Jeff

  • homemade cork strip cutter

    Posted March 29, 2014 by Jeffery Gale

    homemade cork strip cutter I came across this very easily made cutter whilst tripping across the net, thought that some might like to view this video.Regards Jeff.https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/CJbMdUyoUTE?fs=1&hl=en_US

  • Remote Controlled Loco Signs

    Posted March 6, 2014 by Arthur Houston

    Signs for your use.    http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/17150

  • Extreme cold and broken rails

    Posted March 3, 2014 by Scott Olson

    We had another high velocity day. I took a call to dog catch an ore train at Toland, about 10 miles south of Litchfield Il, bound for US Steel in Granite City Il. When got there the air temp was somewhere near -9 zero -25 windchill and wouldn't you know it the train was cut in 2 pieces around a ro...

  • Stories from the rail, Feb 27, 14.

    Posted February 27, 2014 by Scott Olson

    I was ordered to deadhead to St Louis yesterday, great, quick payday!  Only problem is there were plenty of crews in the hotel, we ended up spending plenty of extra time there before getting ordered to dogcatch or relieve a train leaving the TRRA in Madison Il with power and air issues.  S...