Last fall Dad and I got to attend the 30th Anniversary of the Walnut Creek Railroad. We had a wonderful time running the #778 on Stan Helper’s railroad and meeting other 4-3/4″ enthusiasts. I’ve been wanting to write a really … Continue reading
I turn 50 this year, which means a big family celebration. 30+ people will be here in my home town, and what better to do than have a picnic and train rides in the backyard. I proposed the idea to … Continue reading
This backyard railroad of Jim Sabin is on the same scale of what I dream about…. Take a look for yourself… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpqIJutxKek
We had some trouble steaming the Little Engines #778 that we acquired. My dad felt that one of the problems was in the blower nozzle holes being too big and letting too much steam escape. I suggested that we just … Continue reading
I just was not liking the short stubby passing siding on the 28 foot radius plan. So I began to wonder if I could go smaller. Looking through old issues of …… I found 1″ scale plans operating down to … Continue reading
In august, my brother and family came to town for two weeks. We decided it would be nice to spend a day running trains. In 2013, we had run the 305 for Carillon Park’s Railfest, but this year we decided … Continue reading
My father wrote a web article about the 1″ scale track standards. Read it here.