Thoughts and musings on the hobby of narrow gauge model railroading from editor Bob Brown.
I mentioned in previous Ramblings that I really enjoy making little vignettes on my railroad and building interiors in engine sheds, machine shops, and other industrial buildings.
I was attracted to the challenge of recreating the look of weathered flattened tin cans, planks, and tar paper held in place with battens, not to mention the squashed down roof.
I enjoy adding little vignettes to my model railroad consisting of scenes where people are doing all sorts of things, adding life to our models.
What to do with narrow gauge models designed to run on LGB track? Well, design a micro switching layout, of course.
I was fortunate to have visited several of the old California logging lines, and they have inﬂuenced my modeling for more than 70 years.
Designing the ore bin for my O Scale Eureka Mills diorama has been an exercise in historical research and compromise.
After some 16 years of development. the National Model Railroad Association’s “Magic of Scale Model Railroading” exhibit is now open at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacremento.
I do not like to wire model railroads, but after three months of putting it off, I have ﬁnally soldered the dropper wires on my Eureka Mill Railroad diorama.
While I have never modeled these military trench railways, I have collected a few models over the years and have shared a few photos here.
Inspiration for a model of a unique logging crane come from the cobwebs of memory.