Entries Tagged as ‘Model Railroading’

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 11:44 am

Two N Scale Blogs

Two new blogs by model railroaders building N-scale layouts: Allen’s Model Railroad Blog and Trai-N-master.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 9:39 pm

Model Railroading: Rich Men, Deep Pockets?

An Associated Press article on model and toy trains generated an outraged letter when it was published in The Record of Bergen, New Jersey last month, OGaugeWatch.com reports. The article’s thesis, and the cause for complaint, is twofold: model railroading, broadly speaking, is a hobby for older men rather than children, and it’s expensive enough […]

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 12:11 pm

A Railroad Blog Roundup

Steve Cox changes his mind, reintegrates his N-scale model railroad and railfanning blogs back into a single blog (previously). Marcel Marchon found some more rail and transit blogs a couple of weeks back. Highlights include transit blogs Transit Sleuth and Live from the Third Rail, both of which covers rail transit issues from light rail […]

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Electric Nose

Model railroaders’ web pages come in many shapes and sizes: some are static pages, others are blogs; some focus on their layouts, others look at the entire model railroading industry. Electric Nose is all of the above: Steve Jones models British railways in OO and O scale, and U.S. railroads in HO, and has layout […]

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 10:58 am

Christmas Books

I received a few railroad-related books for Christmas. From my father, Tony Koester’s Model Railroader’s Guide to Coal Railroading. From my significant other, Jennifer, two books on the history of British Columbia railroads: Logging by Rail: The British Columbia Story by Robert D. Turner, a history of logging railroads in B.C. (mostly on Vancouver Island); […]

Monday, January 1, 2007 at 7:42 am

Coxy’s Railroad Blogs

Steve Cox used to have just one railroad blog; yesterday he split it in two. Coxy’s N Scale Blog focuses on his model railroading: DCC, modelling in N scale and model railroading and children are topics he’s tackled so far; Coxy’s Railroad Blog deals with the “prototype stuff” — viz., railfan photography. I don’t think […]

Friday, December 22, 2006 at 6:13 pm

The Night Before Christmas (Model Railroading Version, Annotated)

My father forwarded me the following bit of doggerel adapted to classic verse. Author unknown, but presumably forwarded by e-mail ad infinitum for a while. For the uninitiated, I’ve added links and annotations where appropriate: Twas the night before Christmas, and all through my pike,1 Not a steamer was stirring, not even a Mike.2 My […]

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 3:50 pm

Toy Train Proposal Falls on Deaf Ears

Steven Brenneisen, a manufacturer of track for Lionel trains, wants to buy a 107-year-old railroad storehouse in Packerton, Pennsylvania, renovate it, move his operations there, and open what he envisions would be “the world’s largest indoor miniature train layout.” (In your face, Hamburg.) But Carbon County commissioners, nonplussed by his proposal (and others), have already […]

Friday, December 15, 2006 at 12:05 pm

Two More Model Railroad Blogs

I can say hardly anything about MJ-blog, because it’s in Danish. But Daniel Swearingen’s Train Blog looks very interesting: a major focus is the ongoing construction of his model railroad, but he digresses into related subjects, such as a critical look at Model Railroader over a 40-year period.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at 8:29 pm

Brass and Plastic Converge

I haven’t been in the hobby long enough to know if this is in any way new or if it’s happened all the time, but I’ve been noticing a trend recently where brass locomotive manufacturers and plastic locomotive manufacturers are converging. See, I always thought that some companies did brass, and some did plastic, and […]