A summer well-spent

It has been quite a summer. Between three weeks in England and France subjecting the kids to an intense dose of European history and culture, a long weekend in New Brunswick attending family functions, and a week recovering at a cabin on the Sunshine Coast, there hasn’t been much time for railway pursuits. What little free time there has been, I have spent on organizing … Continue reading A summer well-spent

Flat car loose ends

While I was happily installing flat car decks at VTEX, it was John Green who noticed that the ends of some of the boards were lifting. Thank-you John for pointing this out while it was still relatively easy to fix. As I’m finished with casting experiments for now, I spent tonight’s modelling minutes on fixing them. A little glue escaped onto the side sills, but … Continue reading Flat car loose ends

Decking demonstration

The Vancouver Train Expo filled the PNE Forum this past weekend.  Unlike last year, I’d actually coordinated with Doug Hicks to have a time when I was supposed to be helping at the Craftsman’s Corner.  He usually likes to have two-hour slots, but I find that is barely enough time to get my tools out and get organized.  So, I asked for two slots back-to-back, … Continue reading Decking demonstration