Tag Archives: electric train

“Because they live in 1968”

This blog was recently featured on Metafilter 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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Progress on all fronts

It’s been a rainy, stormy weekend, the kind of weekend where I can stay indoors without feeling guilty. The Boy had a spontaneous sleepover on Halloween night that lasted into Saturday afternoon so I had most of the morning to … Continue reading

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More Benchwork

We’d built the bench frames, made our track plan, and ordered our track. It was time to continue the benches and cut the plywood to conform to the various grades of our miniature world. We started by laying out two … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

Milhouse: What are they saying? Bart: I’m not sure. Milhouse: I thought you said you could read lips. Bart: I assumed I could. I am Bart Simpson. I look at a lot of things and just sort of assume I … Continue reading

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Plywood

I have a confession to make: I am intimidated by plywood. Or at least I was. Plywood is heavy. And big. A 4×8 sheet of it won’t fit in my Subaru Forester. Getting it from my car to my basement by … Continue reading

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“You have too much time on your hands.”

Let’s just nip this one in the bud, shall we? Someone is going to read this blog, or see my layout, and utter the phrase “You have too much time on your hands.” It’s going to happen, I know it. … Continue reading

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