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Pondering packing sheds
Accidentally designing an SP layout in Proto:48
The OSR gift
The best kind of mystery box…
Three ways to broaden your hobby
Going beyond the train show
The next wave of makers
Discussing the future at Queen City Express
Queen City Express departing soon
One week until the NMRA convention in Regina
Equipment Portraits :: 15
I have always depended upon the kindness of strangers
The NS&T motor parade
Just another day at the Welland Avenue car barn…
NS&T 18 ready for service
My sixth freight motor is complete
GWR: Beautiful Bogies
Evoking a bygone era.
The new NS&T on Facebook
Because I’m trying to keep the discussion going
The GWR adds a trio of Siphons
NS&T 18 well underway
A first look at my next freight motor – with thanks to Eric and Pierre!
The car barn in eight pages
The NS&T hits the April, 2023 RMC
Private owner wagons
Coal traffic for the Great Western Railway
The day begins
A typical morning in the summer of ’59.
See you at the Queen City Express
May 19-21, 2023 in Regina
Framing and hierarchy
A first pass of scenery at the car barn
I was tired of looking at bare track and cork
Byrnes Model Machines
Beautiful tools to up my workshop game
It’s funny what excites us in this hobby…
The scale modelling hobby blog you should be reading
In addition to mine, of course!
SP 1744 and SP 1785
I should call these the Dusty Twins
In the cage
A baking rack proves the point
Cross at cross spans
A difficult but necessary decision.
“Layout” space – or “layouts” space?
Why not scratch multiple itches?
Building the car barn :: 3
Progress on several fronts.
PFE in P:48
Big Cold Cars
A small steam locomotive that’s perfect for an achievable layout in the King of Scales
What can I say? The Gronk looked lonely…
Building the car barn :: 2
More progress on the home for those NS&T freight motors
Join me for a quick tour of the NS&T
I’m speaking at Hindsight 20/20 14.0 – here’s how to register
Please don’t spray paint into a box
Don’t do it!
Where’s the NS&T?
Confused? This system map will help
Building the car barn :: 1
Building a home for those freight motors
Movement at the car barn
A first video
Equipment Portraits :: 14
In which I explore weighty matters
Equipment Portraits :: 13
The series continues with a combine and some freight cars
Equipment portraits :: 12
A stunning example of the scratch-builder’s art.
Temporary line poles
A quick test makes a big difference
Equipment Portraits :: 11
Fowlers, and an X29
Equipment Portraits :: 10
A pair of brass beasties
Equipment Portraits :: 9
Steam and gas
Equipment Portraits :: 8
More S scale equipment from Port Rowan
Equipment Portraits :: 7
A re-detailed brass model with a history
Equipment Portraits :: 6
GE power for the NS&T
Equipment Portraits :: 5
The backbone of Port Rowan’s locomotive fleet
Equipment Portraits :: 4
Wagons, Ribs, and RPOs
Equipment Portraits :: 3
A look at the first three NS&T freight motors I built
Equipment Portraits :: 2
More photos of S scale equipment, with notes
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