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2019 Construction Progress

Rio Grande Southern Matterhorn Section During the past year, I have begun the construction of my garden railway. After we had cleaned up after snowpocolypse, that is. I decided to start at the top of the yard, because the bottom section is waiting on a retaining wall project. The topography of my land means that […]

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 […]