Monday, April 12, 2010

Pennsylvania Railroad Rubber Tired Switchers

I found this page the other day. I'd never heard of such an item but they're very interesting. I not sure if they qualify as locomotives, other than that they had couplers on them. :)

Pennsylvania Railroad Rubber Tired Switchers

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Johnny Cash: Ridin’ the Rails

If you're familiar with Johnny Cash's music, you'll know that railways figure into many of his songs. I stumbled on this article this morning and thought I'd share it!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Art by Thomas Doyle

I will be the first to admit that this guy's art is about as creepy and surreal as it gets, but I can't help but to admire how well done it is. This is all done in O (1:48) scale.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Train Trips

If I had the time and money, these train trips would be a great way to see the world:

Train Trips - Railroad Journeys Worldwide

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Waterfall Tutorial

Here are a couple of ideas on how to make model water falls. I'll take any ideas I can get, as water is the one thing that I have been reluctant to try. My chief concern is that I can't make it real enough to suit my daisy counting tendencies. :)

Waterfall Tutorial

Friday, October 9, 2009

Swiss Trains Live Map

This map uses Google Maps to show the position of various trains in Zurich.

"The current view is based on the Swiss traintimetable, and does not yet show the actual GPS-positions of the trains. But, as Swiss trains are almost always on time, most of the time the position is accurate."

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Reminiscences of a Lighthouse Keeper

First, I'll tell you that this has nothing to do with trains. However, I did find this page while looking for the names of light house keepers in the area, in order to give a name to the keeper for the light house on one of the loops for the N scale micromodules. So, there's your train angle. :-)

I enjoyed the history aspect and especially how reading this was like sitting and listening to the narrator recount his years as keeper of the Green's Point light, not far from St. George, NB:

Reminiscences of a Lighthouse Keeper