Archive for the ‘Railroading’ Category

Tunnels Are Boring

Posted on June 17th, 2017, by Michael Rountree

Where my main line enters a helix between Oxmore and Trellisville, I needed to dress up the entry and exit as tunnel portals. In the past I’ve just used a portal casting and nothing else, but it doesn’t look realistic to not see the walls of the bored out tunnel behind the portal. I decided to fabricate some liners for the first few inches of track, and this is how I did it.

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Weathering With Oils

Posted on January 7th, 2017, by Michael Rountree

I was encouraged by an online friend to give a new weathering method a try, and this is the result.

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Oxmore Benchwork

Posted on August 14th, 2016, by Michael Rountree

Oxmore sits on a tricky piece of real estate, fitting onto a wedge that goes from the drop-leaf bridge at the wide end down to a point near a basement support column, and then it must fit between the column and the stair.

Class J Railfanning

Posted on August 14th, 2016, by Michael Rountree

In June, I was able to fulfill a long-desired goal – to experience a train trip behind the mighty Norfolk & Western Class J! This was the final excursion of 2016, and took place in Manassas, Virginia.

Twigs and Tweezers

Posted on October 15th, 2015, by Michael Rountree

How hard can it be to build a log cabin?

I decided to give it a try.

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