Monthly Archives: February 2008

Light is life…



The simplest form of animation in model work is working lights. The price of said lights borders on the absurd though so I’ve come up with creative ways to add lighting effects to my modeling. By using two of these simple two LED flasher circuits set at different flash rates, I was able to give Dudly Dooright’s modified Micro-Machine Highway Patrol vehicle the necessary attention getting lights he needs to keep my LPBs under control.



I used one of those same circuits to build these grade crossing signals as well. I mount them on removable wood bases and use battery power for ease of maintenance.

There is an interesting fellowship…


…in model trains. Currently in the 2 Guys forum, we’re passing around custom painted boxcars in HO and N scales to each other. We then post pictures of them in action on our layouts, then pass them onto the next in line. Hey…it at least keeps us off the streets…

A little grade crossing action on my Inglenook shunting puzzle layout…

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And a shot from my N scale layout…

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Never build a layout your child can’t invade at least a small part of…


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My son’s perspective on how my vehicles should be placed…

Your children should never feel that your models are more valuable than they are. While there are models they know they cannot handle, my children understand that I would crush them to dust before I’d ever let them think the models were more important to me than they are…even if it means quietly overlooking a wall knocked out of one of my buildings.

NOTE: My computer is being serviced so posting will be sporadic at best for the next week. Blessings to you and yours, Br’er Shaygetz

“What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?