Step By Step
Whether it’s called a SBS (Step By Step) – a DIY (Do It Yourself) – a HTDI (How To Do It) – or by any other term .. this is an attempt to gather tutorials into one place.


Hand Built Reg Hearn submitted a tutorial on hand laying a switch in a series of posts to The Whistle Post. I was concerned that such an excellent source might vanish into the forum much like socks do in the … Continue reading


The Why I’m going to use this section to talk about using Sketchup in various ways. I tend to stick posts, pages, articles and general pontification anywhere .. so this is a ‘central location’ .. I guess! … Continue reading

On30 DC Climax – DC to DCC

Parts With a DC (DCC Ready) Bachmann On30 Climax I got my hands on the following from Model Train Stuff (I placed the order on a Friday and got it on a Monday. Sweet): SoundTraxx 810054 1″ Speaker SoundTraxx 810110 … Continue reading

Modeling Pipe

History The following was taken from “Nominal Pipe Size” (Wikipedia) In March 1927, the American Standards Association authorized a committee to standardize the dimensions of wrought steel and wrought iron pipe and tubing. At that time only a small selection … Continue reading

Sheet Moss Bushes

Sheet Moss From Encyclopaedia Britannica: Sheet moss (Hypnum curvifolium), a species of carpet moss. The names sheet moss and carpet moss refer to the growth pattern of the plants, which often form large carpetlike mats on rocks or soil. This … Continue reading

The Coke Puller

What’s a Coke Puller then? While a ‘Coke Puller’ could be a machine .. I’m talking about the guy that stood there with a long handled Coke Scraper and pulled coke from a bee hive coke oven to the wharf. … Continue reading

DIY Backdrop

[popupwfancybox id=”1″] Do it Yourself The other day I needed a backdrop for a scene on my layout. Not an entire wall but just a relatively small area to fill. This is how I did it. Tools ♦ Graphics Program: … Continue reading


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  1. I have found the information on your site extremely interesting and very educational. I wish I had your ability and I am hoping to enhance mine.


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