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Garden RGS Construction – Part 3

Building the Matterhorn “table” section At the high end of the railroad, the elevation above the ground makes it prohibitive to build a retaining wall, so I am going to use a table to elevate the tracks. Conventional construction of two 10-foot long, 2-feet wide sections. I’m using treated lumber for everything structural. I got […]

Hypertufa

Hypertufa is a method of using cement to create light yet strong rock-like castings or scenery. I plan on using a lot of artificial rock scenery in my railroad instead of moving literally tons of rock and earth. The mixture is simple to make. Here’s my take on a recipe: Hypertufa: 1 part patching cement, […]

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 […]

THEM!

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, […]