Western Maryland 734 holds a special place in my collection as it was the first steam locomotive I have any good memories of when I was three years old at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The WMSR operates on ex-Western Maryland trackage between Cumberland, MD, and Frostburg, MD. It has nearly everything you would ever... Continue Reading →
A new steam locomotive has arrived on the railroad in the form of Nickel Plate Road #272. In real life, NKP 272 began life in 1918 at the ALCO Pittsburgh Works as Wheeling & Lake Erie 5102 in a brand new batch of USRA 0-8-0 switchers. When the Nickel Plate Road leased the Wheeling &... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxClUpdwZPs After many, many years I finally have a true steel mill train. Nickel Plate Road 365 was the first MTH Premier Line steam locomotive in my collection. It is based on a standard USRA 0-6-0 switch engine. The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway originally built 365 as W&LE 3965 in the company shops in... Continue Reading →
Direct from Uncle Ray's Trains it is my very own Norfolk Southern SD60E First Responders #911 locomotive! This is the only one of the three specially painted SD60Es that I have had the pleasure of seeing in real life, thanks to the engineer friend who was running it that day and it was only fitting... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORZ6zvLieHg I know it has been awhile but here is the latest video. Enjoy!
I am pleased to announce that the two mainlines of the Lower Level of the North Western Railroad are now operational. Basic wiring is in place which allows me to run four trains on both levels of the railroad. Once I acquire the rest of the necessary switch tracks for the freight yard, engine terminal,... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywxAlT8dsS8 My Lionel Legacy NKP 765 smoke unit shorted out a few months ago. Two weeks ago I was able to free up some time to contact Lionel and get a replacement smoke unit motor and replaced it myself. I'm happy to say that my favorite locomotive is now running better than ever before. This... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIvia8sff90 I am proud to present the first layout I have completed for a client. The benchwork, track wiring and most of the buildings were already in place but the owner had no time to do scenery, structure lights and had some wiring issues he could not figure out. Over the course of three weeks... Continue Reading →