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Der blinkenlights

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Progress is being made but it’s been slow. The holidays are a busy time and winters in New England are cold, which means our unheated basement is also cold. Tough to spend … Continue reading

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I Hear That Train A Comin’

There’s been a lot of work done the past couple of weeks and I guess the end result is that we now have a train we can run. The road bed is down, the main line and a siding are … Continue reading

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The First Spike

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The “Fun” Part Begins

To those of you reading this blog, both of you, you should probably not expect too many updates mid-week. We do work a bit on the layout in the evenings but it’s usually an hour here, a half hour there. … Continue reading

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The Bench is Done!

We’ve completed what is hopefully the most physically demanding and dangerous part of the layout, the benchwork. We still have to build a facade but that will come later. We must have made hundreds of cuts, drilled a thousand holes … Continue reading

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“Because they live in 1968”

ThisĀ blog was recently featured on MetafilterĀ and in the Metafilter Podcast. Full disclosure: one of the hosts of the podcast, Jessamyn West, is a friend of mine. During the podcast, when talking about the fact that we were setting up a … Continue reading

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Our vision

We don’t have much in the way of an actual plan, but we do have a vision. One of the things The Boy and I were able to agree about early on is that we wanted our layout to reflect … Continue reading

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