Some time ago I read an interesting treatise on how to build with polystyrene. It was a great read and offered many ideas and techniques when working with polystyrene. I need to look through my reference materials and locate my copy. At any rate, I just came upon this 21 slide online presentation that details how one can get started in Scratch-Building Rolling Stock with Styrene. I believe the presentation was created with O-gauge in mind; however these hints can be used in any scale.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Having read just about all of Farmer’s Wold Newton series, I am looking for more of Farmer’s work. Here is a short list of titles listed by one of the A Feast Unknown’s biographers:
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
two Tongues touch
a Feast unknown
or tree or beast”
Yes, the name of this novel was taken from a line from Mary Swenson’s poem. This novel was the first in Farmer’s Wold Newton Parallel Universe series. I didn’t have the benefit of reading this novel before reading the later texts in this series. This is the first of Farmer’s work that did not include footnotes. Farmers’ works is usually riddled with footnotes that often help by giving you the back story.
A Feast Unknown, like Farmers other work, takes the reader on an amazing adventure. The novel is written as it is the diary of Lord Grandrith, “the legendary Apeman, Lord of the Jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper.” There are many dark themes that unfold as the story progresses.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Here is another interesting post from Miscast Terrain, where the authors produces several types of war-gaming wall sections and how to take care of problems as they arise. Make sure you download the templates from the provided link.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
“The Ghost Archipelago, a vast island chain that is covered with ruins of ancient and other worldly civilizations, has reappeared after centuries, to the far reaches of the Southern Ocean.”
Tales of Lost Isles is a collection of short stories giving one several scenarios and ideas to use with the Tales of Lost Isles war game.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Puffing Billy image as found here in the public domain.
Curiosities of Locomotive Design was republished by the Catskill Archive and features several fanciful locomotive designs that lead up to "present day" steam locomotive design. This is an interesting treatise was taken from Angus Sinclair's "Development of the Locomotive Engine, Railway and Locomotive Engineering—September-December, 1907
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Burma Mines Railway, Railtruck to Namtu
Japanese Hino truck converted to run on a two foot line
Burma Mines Railway, steam train from Namtu to Lopah, Myanmar (2 foot line)
No 42, a 2-6-2, Bagnall, built in 1928, hauls a FarRail charter train from Namtu to Lopah.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
I wouldn't say that this layout has thousands of details, but it does have more than few mechanical details and a lot of interior lighting and detail. There are, what sounds to me like German ambience sounds that helps with the overall effect the video clip.
Monday, November 26, 2018
"Are the speeders ready?"
"Not yet. We're having some trouble adapting them to the cold."
―Han Solo and the Deck officer
The T-47 was manufactured by the Incom Corporation, and were modified by the Rebel Alliance forces on Hoth. The T-47 was adapted for Hoth’s extreme cold temperatures. The modified speeders were renamed Snowspeeders by the rebel forces and seated two crew members.
The idea here was to give you a before and after shot of this Hot Wheels vehicle, however the shot I took before my enhancements and weathering did not turn out all that well.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
White Walker Chief, Game of Thrones
"In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders big as hounds."
I had hoped to get this posted last month as one of my horror posts. Although I still have a few posts remaining for this year, I am rethinking my purpose for this blog. Don't seem to get the same feeling of accomplishment as I once did.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Since the modelroading season is quickly approaching I thought I might offer my model railroad enthusiasts some model railroading resources. I just came across to extensive directory's that feature links to model railroading sites
- The All Gauge Page The The All Gauge Page homepage features an extensive list of links on multiple model railroad gauges and topics.
- NationaL Model Railroading Association Manufactures Index The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) offers an extensive three page index of model railroad suppliers.