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Rose City Garden Railway Society – Annual Railway Tour (Pt 1)

The Rose City Garden Railway Society hosts an annual tour, where members open their home garden railways to the public. This year there were 13 railways on the tour. We didn’t have time to see them all, but visited seven. All-in-all it was a very enjoyable day. My goal for this trip was to look […]

Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club Show & Sale

We visited the WCMRR Club Show & Sale on April 19, 2015. The event was mostly a sale, but there were some nice model train displays. In order of scale, smallest to largest: N scale – very nice, small layout. HO scale – the WCMRR Club modular layout.   O27 (Lionel) scale – classic three […]


Last fall we found that carpenter ants had invaded a Bachmann box in our storage building. We put out baits that should have killed them, but this spring the ants were still vigorously there. So we moved the box to our patio, to eliminate the “hill” and rescue the model trains. Here is the box, […]

SC&F Logging Disconnects

Seattle Car and Foundry Co. Logging Disconnects This kit is for 3 pair or 6 of the above disconnect. It comes with 12 side frames, 12 end frames, 6 log bunks, 12 log bunk stops, 6 brake wheels, 6 lock pawls, 24 journal lids, 6 wood cross beams, 6 wood longitudinal beams, 12 Sierra Valley […]