Amy and I headed West and flew out to stay with my brother and sister-in-law near Rancho Murieta, California…the attendance was down from the previous years we had gone. I hope for a rebound next year, but it depends on forces we can’t control…
Steam railroads almost all had sleeper service at one point in time. Many short lines like the Yosemite Valley and even the narrow-gauge lines in Colorado had it too. Well when plodding along at 15-20 miles per hour, you probably needed sleeper service since a ride to most anywhere was probably overnight…
“New Tracks” is the longest running series of Articles about Mentoring for Modelers…
Sponsored by Narrow Gauge Modeling Company (NGMC)
… Starting June 2, 2022 at 7pm Eastern Time NewTracks began offering a new bi-weekly livestream series on our YouTube channel…
Door prize on July 20 Show. Must be present to win
Regular Modeling Segments on our Zoom shows…
“MYBUILD” (Sponsored by Model Railroad Resource LLC) – presenters:
A Mike Warman S scale Hunterline 50 ft covered Queen post railroad bridge. Built with the Rick and
Maureen Hunter recent Build Along series on our show.
Jeff Jordan O scale Diesel steam powered shovel made by Lionel. Highly detailed and weathered.
John Garaty Modular layout in 7mm scale.
Martin Brechbiel MMR O scale Plumbing Supply Warehouse made with left over bits and pieces from
various kits lots ofdetail parts and scale kinds of lumber
Rick Wolfanger presented a scratch bashed Playart locomotive and a Fine Scale Miniatures Lumber Company kit.
Bill Stemson Some photos of
my latest N scale build – Aultman Machine Shop and an update of the Frijole
Flats wall I showed off last month with an HO scale
diesel bell installed.
Phil Edholm O scale 3-D printed model of a California Coastal Warehouse.
Upcoming Build Along segments…
Saturday Scratchbuilding Workshops.
Our Saturday afternoon (1pm Eastern Time) Scratchbuilding Workshops are designed to show modelersHOW to scratchbuild a model as well as the specific modeling techniques involved.
New Weekly Wednesday Show Segments
Women in Modeling
I am developing a segment for New Tracks about women in modeling which will introduce some womenwho are talented model builders who could becomeyourmentor and who are helping to make our hobbygreat.
NMRA CLUBS and DIVISIONS Sponsored by the NMRA
A bi-weekly segment which started April 27, 2022 is based on one of the ways I, and many others, were able to get modeling help and meet some really outstanding modelers.
Let s Go To Our Hobby Store Sponsored by the National Retail Hobby Stores Association (NRHSA)
Starting October 19 Mark Poggendorf, an NMRAmemberworking on his MMR manufacturer owner of
Poggies Trains and a member ofthe National Retail Hobby Stores Association (NRHSA) will moderate a
monthly segment concerning common issues facing hobby
shops and modelers
Remote Switching Layout Operation
On July 13th, Heath Hurwitz will show us his small, 48″ x 10″ switching puzzle he calls Human (c)ity Junction, a variation on John Allen’s Timesaver.
CAD Build Along
Starting July 13th, a Two-Step Modeling Build Along with Earl Hackett
Starting December 7, 2022, Richard Rands, owner of Berkshire Valley Models, will join with Bill Davis to build his kit of the Walsh/Duncan Bay Window House in Animas Forks, Colorado.
More BUILD ALONG segments to come.
I hope you want to participate in all the “Build Alongs”. The modelers and manufacturers, who are making these events possible, are doing them to try to help you improve your skills and have more enjoyment and confidence in your modeling.
“Watch Me Build” – These segments are meant for modelers who want to share their modeling efforts and discuss their modeling techniques so others can benefit.
July 6, 2022, Pat Rivard and Paul Hurly will do a segment “Making Coniferous Trees”.
“Ask Your Modeling Question”
These segments are where viewers can ask modeling questions and get answers from other modelers on the show.
“Remembering Old Kits”
…Martin Brechbiel, MMR building a Van’s Car Shop and a Train Craft kit.
Now please see the Leadville Model made by Steve Harvath, the “New Tracks” Leadville Design Contest Drawing winner.
Jim Kellow MMR Builds in Brass
In April, I showed some of my models which were scratchbuilt in card and brass.
Now please meet some really talented modelers.
I have been a practicing lawyer for more than 40 years. I am now mostly retired, but continue to do a little legal work.
I met Kirk, the gentleman featured next, on one of my Zoom shows and was really impressed with him and his great club.
Stephen Fisher is an On30 modeler who read one of my articles and sent me an email. I think you will find him very interesting.
My estate can deal with it. It’s just another model.I often joke that a project I am working on may never sell or that I may never build a model I buy and that my estate can deal with the disposition of it all. Kidding aside, that’s not a very nice thing for me or you to do. So what are we supposed to do?…
The S Scale Resource Oct/Nov 2022 Volume 9 No. 1 is available to read (If direct links fail, use links on the magazine “Bill of Lading”/contents) 5 News You Can Use – New Items of Interest TT-West Read more…