Entries from October 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 1:58 pm

More Model Railroad Blogs

It says something about Blogger‘s ease of use that model railroaders are using it to build web sites for their layouts. A decade ago it would have been Geocities. It’s good to see: considering the length of time it takes to build a layout, the blog format — regular entries, chronologically arranged — is a […]

Monday, October 23, 2006 at 9:38 pm

Daily Flickr Photo: Spare Parts

Union Pacific #6832 (a GE AC4400CW — or, in UP lingo, a C44AC) leads a westbound empty coal train at Rochelle, Illinois, past two spare interlocking diamonds in the foreground. Tom Lampman‘s framing technique makes for an interesting photo.

Monday, October 23, 2006 at 6:52 pm

Mike Hamer’s Three Blogs

For the past few years I’ve been looking for blogs about trains, with mixed success. Earlier this year I noticed that Mike Hamer, an Ottawa-based (and therefore nearby) model railroader who’s had his Boston & Maine-themed layout in Model Railroader publications a couple of times, had started a blog about his layout, replete with some […]

Monday, October 23, 2006 at 1:54 pm

Merrickville Model Railroad Club

Model railroading has always had a reputation as an old man’s game — and old, curmudgeonly men with funny hats at that. So it’s no surprise that model railroaders are concerned about keeping the hobby alive by drawing younger people into it. (Actually, as it turns out, it’s an old man’s game because people join […]