Let’s try and have a place for “Everything Else” …


Whazzit? We all do it. We run across a photo that get’s us ‘cranked up’ .. and then loose it. Even if we remember where we saw it we forget where exactly. A good example being Shorpy. So. I’m going … Continue reading

Calendar of Events

If you have an event you want listed, send me the name, date, time, category (Model Railroading, Railroading etc.), URL of website if known and other info via my Comments and Questions page {CALENDAR} … Continue reading

3D Stuff

Meshmixer Create Shell in MeshMixer Make Solid … Continue reading


Road Width : One of the questions you hear all the time is .. “How wide should my road be?”. The answer is .. depends. It depends on what era you are modeling and what kind of road it will … Continue reading


Whatisit? Think of this as a virtual notepad. We can post up ideas, questions, photos and so on while trying to develop turbines in various designs, scales and associated equipment with the idea of using resin casting, 3d printing and … Continue reading

Notes from RR Construction

RCTAP Published in 1922, Railroad Construction Theory and Practice – A Text-Book for the use of students in colleges and technical schools and a hand-book for the use of engineers in field and office by Walter Loring Webb, C.E. While … Continue reading

Floquil Conversion Guide

This was posted to MOdel Railroad Hobbyist Magazine. It shows paints that are close to the Floquil colors from Vallejo, Model Masters, Testors, Tamiya, Gunze, Humbrol and Tamiya. Floquil Paint to Military Color Conversion Chart V1.2 Revell Paint Cross Reference … Continue reading

Size of Stuff

Bolt Dimensions Evergreen Specs Heavy Hex Nuts Nominal Pipe Dimensions American Standard I-Beam … Continue reading

Test Track

Whatizit? DCC Wiki has a page titled “Programming Track“. The article goes into depth on the why and how of using a portion of your layout as a programming track. That sounded like a good idea to me and I … Continue reading

On18 Clearance Gage

NMRA S-7 Gage This is the NMRA S-7 Gage that the first three rows of the table are referring to. On18 Gauge This is a ‘work in progress’ .. just fun. Don’t freak out. Some of us have played around … Continue reading


Genre According to Wikipedia .. In literature, genre has been known as an intangible taxonomy. Intangibles is most commonly used to describe things that are recognized but not easily quantified. Taxonomy derives from Ancient Greek for taxis “arrangement” and nomia … Continue reading


A place to talk about Sketchup. Some of it will overlap with my ‘projects’ page perhaps. Tires Someone commented on a 1912 Simplex I had in a scene. The tires are too modern. I agreed .. and did some research. … Continue reading

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