Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Please take time to remember all the blessings we have received and thank G-d for them.

Also take a moment to thanks all those around you that make your life more blessed because they are part of it.

Blessings, Thank You for being part of our life.

Friday, November 13, 2015

HON3 Annual - shipping Now!

They are shipping now... You should be seeing them in your mailbox soon! - Per Facebook as of 11 November!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Looks like the Gilpin Engine house will be in the 2015 HON3 Annual.  Submitted an article on water also, not sure if it made it or not.

Looking forward to the Annual, always great modeling and pictures to get our creative juices flowing.

Not sure what to build next, thinking the coal dock for Pitkin using Joe Crea plans from Structures book.

Any recommendations?

Thanks Cameron

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Excellent site for C&S information

Wanted to share a site that I had been visiting, the owners is a great guy.  What is new is the forum -

Some of the best information on the C&S with excellent analysis and commentary.

Thanks Cameron

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Gilpin Engine House Update

Couple more photo's, roof will nooed cap to be redone.  Not happy with Coupla, on my to do list to replace.

Interior shot through Engine House doors 1 & 2.

Front view

Front left view

This was a fun build.  Putting a #11 xacto blade into my left hand slowed me down (and hurt), thank goodness no permanent damage.

Thanks for looking - Cameron aka Rabbi

Monday, July 20, 2015

Gilpin Engine house #2

Few more photos.  Repainted, added roof (temporarily in-place).  Will add front extensions, engine doors, lighting.  Will use code 40 for engine house.  Loco pit is done so that should be able to see through doors. Base with retaining wall in-place.  Weathering and detail after that.

Thanks Cameron\Rabbi

Friday, July 17, 2015

Little teaser on current project - Gilpin Enginehouse

Thought I'd post a teaser on the current project - Gilpin Enginehouse circa 1907.  More to come hopefully.

Thanks Cameron

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

My New Journey into Madness

Been working on the idea of revamping the layout for my future retirement.  Goal is to plan it to fit in my wife's parents house in Mississippi.  Her aunt build a 20 by 40 building that has AC and is very nice.  This of course immediately becomes the target for the new layout.  Original plan was to build a new building, but cost and time seemed disproportional to my goals.  So the idea to begin converting parts of the existing layout into modules and building all new sections modular to relocated to existing building was born.

Beginning drafts of new plans, require one interior wall to move and 3/4 of front to be extended out 3-5 ft. Aisle 30-36", mushroom and deck  Similar to existing but redoing parts that proved to not be as workable as I hoped.  Allows expansion of cities, wider radius, and addition of Como - Boreas - Leadville and Alpine Tunnel and Gunnison.

Polar Star Mill 2014

The polar Star in Black Hawk in now a residence and the owner has done an admirable job keeping the structure intact and in good condition.  Some pictures from our 2014 visit.  The Polar Star is unique in that it is not on the side of a mountain, relatively flat and house an enclosed water wheel (raised wood section in the middle of the roof).

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Deer Creek Mine arrived

Sierra West Deer Creek Mine arrived this week.  First impression very positive.  Pictures to follow-up.