Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Railroad Update: Corn, Wind, Canyon, Gas and a House

Railroad Update: Corn, Wind, Canyon, Gas and a House

October 23, 2015 I never know what the word “bored” means. I always have something to do. If the weather is nice, I try to do something outside, but when I’m stuck indoors, I’m usually editing photos in my office while running trains on my layout. Over the past few months, I made the following additions to my model railroad. During my trip to Terlingua I admired the grandeur of some of the... [Read more]


Railroad Update: N-scale Town

Railroad Update: N-scale Town

May 20, 2014 Well, it happened again. I fell behind on posting regular eJournal updates because my attention (and time) were sidetracked (pun intended) to my model-railroading hobby. Thanks to my friend, Kyle, the set of n-scale building kits (I acquired two years ago) were finally painted. I spent a couple of weeks assembling them for the little “town” section of my layout. As soon... [Read more]


A Windmill, Church and a DeLorian

A Windmill, Church and a DeLorian

January 22, 2014 I haven’t posted a layout update since last October, so I thought it was time to include an entry with the latest additions and changes made to my little train world. Years ago, I purchased a little vintage “Back to the Future” micro-machine DeLorean , knowing one day I’d add it to an n-scale layout. Recently, I took the little car apart, removed the original... [Read more]


World’s Greatest Hobby

World’s Greatest Hobby

January 11, 2014 I didn’t pick the name when I wrote this entry in my eJournal. There is a traveling model railroad show called “World’s Greatest Hobby.” Once about every few years, the show comes to Houston. I’m so glad Ruben supports my little fascination with trains. Saturday morning, we headed to the George R. Brown Center in Houston to see the show. The main attraction... [Read more]


Roads, Fields and Power Lines

Roads, Fields and Power Lines

August 9 – October 19, 2013 In the spring of 2010, I finally started building a model train layout. It was a hobby I always wanted to pursue, but never made the time (or space) for it. When I finally got started, I built my layout using a modular product called Terrain for Trains. It was a fun learning experience, but I soon realized that I didn’t like having the layout restricted to a... [Read more]


Good Lighting

Good Lighting

April 14, 2013 Every guy should have a man-cave. I’m lucky enough to have two; my garage and my office. Lately, my office has received the most attention. With the recent incorporation of my model railroad, I realized the space needed better lighting. After doing a little research I decided to install LED ribbon light under the shelves of the furniture and above the window. The indirect warm... [Read more]


Remote Turnouts

Remote Turnouts

April 7, 2013 Its time for another model railroad update. Back in November, I decided to start anew and incorporate my model railroad into my office. At the time I realized that having a separate room for my trains didn’t fit well with me. I didn’t like the idea of one space being limited to one hobby. Having the trains in my office made it more fun and interesting. Anyway, since the initial... [Read more]


Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

January 31, 2013 I’ve mentioned in earlier entries that my boss, Bill is a fellow railroad enthusiast. We’ve shared a couple of rail adventures including chasing the Union Pacific 844 and our journey aboard the Amtrak Cascade. We also share an interest in model railroading. While Bill’s an HO guy, I work with the smaller N-scale. One day, I invited Bill over to help me do a coupler... [Read more]