August 2019

The Dog Days of August are upon us. Both the National Train show and the St. Louis RPM meet are in the books. Nothing really new to talk about as it relates to the layout featured here, however. The hobby continues to advance and the manufacturers are gearing up for Read more…

Summer 2019

Summer has arrived. Likewise, I have resumed those trips down to Williamson County. I have been researching the area around the former mine locations that will be featured on the layout. It helps to have a general idea of what the grade crossings and roads looked like around the mines. Read more…

June 2019

June has arrived. I have finally reached a decision on which section of the layout I will start on. In case you haven’t perused the site lately…the photos are now showcasing West Frankfort, IL, and the various places where the motive power was stored while not in use. The layout Read more…

March?

Well…March has arrived. I put a question mark after it due to the extreme cold weather that we are experiencing with the arrival of March. I thought the groundhog didn’t see his shadow? What happened to the early Spring? For the record, it’s not unheard of to have a cold Read more…