Saturday, March 3, 2012

Asheville Train Show

Went to the Asheville Train Show today and was pleased to meet a fellow Z scaler: Larry Weed. Took a few photos of his 4ft x 4ft display. Looks REALLY nice.

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Possible Volkswagen purchase?

70 Beetle for $3600….good price?


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Thompson’s Old Fashioned Train Show

Byron and I along with family friend Jacob attended the 2nd Thompson’s Old Fashioned Train show in Clemmons today. Lots of O and S. Some HO and N layouts. Then there was my Z scale one. Although massively incomplete, it was well received. Finally got a cheap old N scale boxcar to compare to one in Z and then people really appreciated the size more. Alright, enough talking, time for pictures:

Jacob working the control. Control is Arduino powered. The cheap powerpack is for the AC to the switch machines.

Byron enjoying the show.

The yard with all the stock I have….at the time. Picked up 2 more MTL intermodal units at the show.

Closer view of the Engine House and Yard office.

A view from the other end.

Another view of the yard.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011



This place has awesome handmade jewelry. Everyone loves the necklace I got from them a few years ago with Byron’s and Kathryn’s names on it. Now I need a new one wiht Levi’s name added to it.

Why are these cars jostling???

I checked the track before gluing it down and I don’t remember the cars jostling like this. I purposely did not glue the turnouts. Anyone have ideas why the cars are jostling and any solutions?

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