How are your Czech language skills? Not particularly brilliant? Mine neither! Nevertheless I did hope that the Czech word “Laminátka” would be some sort of cognate to the English adjective “laminated”. Surprisingly it indeed was. You may wonder what in the world this has got to do with trains. Well, this: Behold the world’s first […]

First Run of the C&T Railroad

First Run of the C&T Railroad

A couple of days ago I finally was able to attempt a first run of the season on the Chesapeake and Tenleytown Garden Railway. Winter around here is not kind to my outdoor G scale track. Even though it was unusually warm during the winter months, the track still heaves and moves sideways with the […]

A bit wound too tight?

No, no, no…the title is not alluding to our current political climate around here. Even though one could write volumes about the political disfunction around here in DC, let us just stick with model trains. My readers will remember that just a few day ago a mysterious package arrived at the front door. It turned […]