Alpine Railways in Finland?

Quite so! One of my blog readers, who lives in Finland, informed me that there is indeed a model train club, which features alpine scenery. My reader, Sartenada, has sent me a few teaser photographs. It is his intention to visit this attraction sometime in December and promised more photographs. I am looking forward to […]

Size is everything…or is it?

As my readers well know, I have two model train layouts called “Chesapeake and Tenleytown Railroad”. One is the G scale size pike in the garden, the other one is the HO scale railway in the attic. So, let us talk about size for a bit. Actually the term “size” is a misnomer. As far […]

The new kid on the block.

Bachmann Trains USA has just released a HO scale version of the Amtrak ACS-64 electric locomotive. The locomotives come in a variety of liveries and road numbers. MSRP is $359.00 for a model with DCC and sound. As is usual for MSRP suggestions, the actual retail price tends to be considerably lower. In this case […]

“God’s Wonderful Railway” makes an appearance on the Tenleytown & Chesapeake Railroad

God’s Wonderful Railway tends to be the moniker for the Great Western Railway Company in the UK. The GWR was one of the first railways in the UK and the brainchild of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel was probably one of the most gifted engineers ever and the GWR was one of his crowning successes. The […]

The devil is in the details…

In my last post I bragged about my new HO scale New Jersey Transit train, which was released by the Atlas Model Railroad Company not long ago. Like a lot of other manufacturers of model trains Atlas thinks they can save a few pennies per train by not affixing fiddly little parts to their models. […]