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Walnut Creek 30th Anniversary

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

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Can’t Stop Now…Grading Begins

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

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Inspirational Backyard Railroad Video

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

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Blower nozzles for the 778

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

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Woodlark Central #4 – How about 22 foot minimum radius

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

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A day at the track – Cinder Sniffers Aug 2014

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

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1″ Scale Track Standards

My father wrote a web article about the 1″ scale track standards.  Read it here.

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