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. […]

Inaugurating the Hildesheim – New Jersey Express

It finally happened: The first train from New Jersey arrived in the city of my birth: Hildesheim, Germany! Well, at least on my HO model train layout. Perhaps an explanation would be in order. As regular readers of my blog know, my train layout has a germanic “flavor” to it. That is to say that […]

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the largest of them all?

Human nature likes order. Well, usually. Thus we always tend to rank things: The best, the largest, the weirdest, the fastest, the most expensive.  I am happy to report that we now have a ranking of the supposedly most incredible model train layouts in the world. The travel web site “Atlas Obscura” has taken on […]