What’s New On The Site!

This is where you will find a list of the latest updates.

Why such a gap in updates? Two computer crashes in six months.

Updates for 2017

June 9th

Structures:

Build log completed: Moonshiner’s Shack

March 21st

Structures:

Build log started: Lumber Camp, Moonshiner’s Shack

February 24th

Freight Service:

Caboose section updated

Livestock Car section updated.

February 19th

Freight Service: Loads for Flatcars, Gondolas and Hoppers.

Build log added: 55 Gallon Steel Drum Load

February 17th

Freight Service: Loads for Flatcars, Gondolas and Hoppers.

Build log added: Reels, Drums and Spools

February 4th

Engines:

#50 Build Log added

Visitors:

Food: new section added

BBQ: new section added

Smoking Day article added (Brisket, pork ribs, salmon)

February 1st

Engines:

#34 Build Log added

People:

Build Logs

Saloon Girls and Cowboys – build log started

Research 4 the Railroad: (format change, articles are subdivided by year)

2017

Meat from Farm to Market – a series of articles on livestock shipping and industry

Part 1: The Livestock Pens in Chama NM – posted

January 17

Mik’s Build Challenge:

2017:

Prize Figure build log posted

Freight Service

Triple Dome Tank Car – build log started

Updates for 2016

July 24

Guide to 1/20.3 Figures:

Six more figures have been added to the Carlos Spirito line.

July 10

Engines Running On The Layout:

Video added: Engine #51 Pulling Tank Train

June 20

Added new section: MOW

MOW Section:

Started build log for Rotary OMY: lots of resource pictures of D&RGW Rotary OY are posted at the end of the log.

June 16

Engines Running On The Layout:

Videos added: Engine #51, Engine #34, Triple Head K-27 / K-28 /K-28

Pictures added: June 2016

May 18

Engine Section:

Engine Section has been reformatted.

Build Log for #37 has been posted.

April 27

Research 4 The Railroad:

“Temperance, Prohibition and Bootlegging” (Part 1)

March 30

Research 4 The Railroad:

“Baggage” article posted.

February 26

A new Section was added: “Build Logs – People” it is under the People main page. The first installment is also posted.

“Baggage Wagon and Porter” article posted

Research 4 The Railroad:

“Motorcycles and Riders” article posted.

Vehicles:

Build log for NMSP Motor Patrol Officer added

January 19

Freight Service:

Build Log for “Ore Loads” added

Gondolas:

Pictures and descriptions for car #’s 1021 &1017

January 9

Vehicles:

Build log for 1912 Model T delivery truck added

Build log for 1937 motorcycle and rider added

Completed Vehicles:

Reformatted and new pictures added.

Commercial Guide to 1/20.3 Vehicles:

Comments for Matchbox, Solido and Zee Bike added

January 7

People:

Guide to 1/20.3 Figures:

Six more figures have been added to the Scale Humans line.

Comments on Carlos Spirito figures and an early 1/20.3 Unknown manufacturer has been added.

Completed Figures:

Pictures of 40 new figures have been added.

January 3

Mik’s Build Challenge:

This new section will cover the annual contest as regards my participation in it. Currently 2014, 2015 and 2016 info has been added.

The story of the Napkin Drawing added

These sections are current and completely migrated as of Feb 22, 2015:

Passenger Service: Baggage, Coach, Combine, Express Reefer, Parlor

These sections are current and completely migrated as of Feb 6, 2015:

A Garden Railroad in 1/20.3 Scale: Design and Inspiration for the Layout

Engines

Freight Service: Boxcars, Flatcars and Reefers

Structures

Vehicles: Completed Vehicles

Visitors

Workbench

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