Thursday, May 16, 2019

Construction Continues

As my Instagram and YouTube activity goes up I've been ignoring this blog a bit. What I am not ignoring however is my layout room. Construction continues even as the weather gets nicer and the great outdoors calls to me. I'm going a bit slow, a bit deliberately, but I am happy with the progress I've made thus far.

I find there is a certain degree of magic in this point of the model railroad construction process. It is the beginning of a long journey. It is no longer just an idea in my mind. It is a sketch, a skeleton about to come to life.







Monday, May 6, 2019

Movie Mondays #12

TSG Multimedia has published a good number of videos about Jack Burgess and his stunning model railroad. In his latest video, Jack talks about the amazing structures on his layout and the amount of effort he put into make them as accurate as possible.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Layout Update #5 - Buried in Benchwork: Part 1

This month I begin the benchwork on my model railroad. Check out the video below!

(Side note: the camera on my phone is busted and is just not cutting it anymore. I've gotta look into getting something better for future updates I think.)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wordless Wednesday #16

A POVA freight  finishes switching Riley Creek Lumber as storm clouds begin to roll in.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Follow me on Instagram

If you haven't already done so, consider following me on Instagram. Now that layout construction is starting to ramp up I am posting images and updates there more often than I will be here on this blog or my Youtube channel. So, if you want to stay on top of the latest happenings on the MFR, head on over to my Instagram page and subscribe today!

https://www.instagram.com/metaline_falls_railroad/

Monday, March 25, 2019

No Going Back

This weekend I tore down my old layout modules, cut them to pieces and dumped them outside where they promptly became soaked in the rain.

No going back now!


Monday, March 18, 2019

Keep Sandpoint Rolling

BNSF has been working up plans for a few years to expand the bridge across the lake at Sandpoint, ID. This upgrade would consist of a second bridge allowing for more future rail traffic and a reduction in congestion.

KeepSandpointRolling.com was created by the company to present their plans as well as the benefits of expanded rail operations for the community.

As a railfan, I am excited by the possibility of more trains, but I do understand the concerns of citizens looking to limit industrial intrusion and preserve their beautiful  piece of the country.

photo credit: Chris Bessler, sandpointonline.com