Sometimes it seems as if my old build logs get lost over time. While it would be great to have a master index here, I thought I’d start by providing links to some of my old build logs and other threads.
Not sure if there’s a LOT of use here, but at least it will help me find my old logs in the future.
It’s organized into sections:
- Rolling Stock
- Switch Stands
- Bridges and Trestles
- Articles on LSC
- Operations Sessions
(Each Section is only indicated by large type. As far as I know there’s no way to link to them - you’ll just have to scroll. Or, use the find function in your browser!)
J&B RR Construction Log
J&B RR Construction Log, started in 2006 as a complete rebuild from my original layout. It is designed for operations and this log documents my construction.
Redesign for Operations - March 2006 and I wanted a new layout designed for operations. This post details a lot of my thoughts.
Bobber Caboose, from 2005.
Composite Boxcar, 2007.
Logging Caboose, 2008.
Making logs removable,, 2008.
POC Reefer, 2008.
Drop Bottom Gondola, 2008.
Ventilated Boxcar, 2009.
Another Ventilated Boxcar, 2010.
Narrow Gauge BS, 2010.
Long Caboose, 2010.
ET&WNC Hopper,, 2011.
A Port Lavender Reefer, 2014.
A Coach for Bob, 2018.
A 1:20 Ten Wheeler, from 2005.
Bruce’s Boxcab, 2006.
The Return of the Ten Wheeler A rebuild after a crash in 2009.
Building a 1:20 Mikado, 2009
My visiting locomotive, May 2012.
A Brass Critter, 2013.
The Boxcab Project, 2019.
Gas Station Rebuilt in 2012. My first large scale scratch building project, built in 2002.
Building a stone mill, July 2004. It has been renamed to Smith Pond Mill. An article describing it’s construction was published in 2005 by Der Gartenbahn profi, a German magazine.
Matheson Textiles a Building Adventure. Built from acrylic in 2007.
Water Column Modification Modifying an O Scale column: 2007
The Bank 2008. Foamed PVC and cake decorating columns.
Salmons Produce, 2008.
McCown Freight, 2008.
Yard Office, 2008. Using Magic-Sculpt for the brick.
Mills Fuel, 2010.
Buchanan Tool & Die 2010
C.M. Oates Company 2011.
Corner Office, 2012.
5 and 10 Cent Store, 2011.
Dead Rooster Gulch, 2012.
Bucket Coaling Station - made from cedar in 2012.
The Rosseau Hotel, 2012.
Sludge Works, October 2013.
3 Shops, June 2014.
Groceries, November 2014.
Chandler Furniture, July 2015.
A building in the Nashoba Valley, October 2015.
Firehouse, November 2016.
Brunt Interchange, March 2017.
Fire Truck, February 2015.
Switch Stands June 2007 (At least that was the date it was published in Garden Railways)
Articles on LSC
Making an End of Track Bumper, January 2008
Building a PNG Reefer Kit, February 2008
Building a Composite Box car, January 2009
Making Strap Steps, February 2009
Making an Acrylic-Wood Boxcar, November 2009
Making your own windows, January 2011.
Scratch Building Using Plans, May 2013
Flanger Card, June 2013
Designing for Operations - Need Help! A discussion of my old design into a design for operations.
A Design for Operations - a discussion of how my current design was set up for operations.
July 23, 2008: Train #2 out of Green Springs (Lots of pictures)
August 8, 2008: Bart takes Train #2 - Bart Salmons
September 2, 2008 and September 16: More operations on the J&B - Mike Oates
September 30, 2008: Operations on the J&B RR - Now with TrainOps! - Mike Oates
August 14, 2009: Operations on the J&B - Ken Brunt
October 7, 2009: Switching Occoquan - Mike Oates
October 20, 2009: Switching Jackson - Ken Brunt
June 26, 2013: Operations on the J&B - Ken Brunt
September 4, 2013: Operations on the J&B - Ken Brunt
November 16, 2013: Operations on the J&B: November 2013 - Ken Brunt
Sepember 24, 2014: Fall Operations on the J&B - Ken Brunt
October 25, 2014: Two bit yard operations. - A switching “puzzle”.
September 23, 2015: First Day of Fall on the J&B - Ken Brunt
May 13, 2015: Rainy Day operations on the J&B - Ken Brunt, Vinny D’Agostino, Jim Kottkamp
May 19, 2015: Switching Puzzle: Train#2 at Jackson
June 26, 2019: It’s been awhile…
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