CES 2019 Highlights

CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2019 in Las Vegas I was lucky enough to attend the show this year and below are my highights of the show. If I had to summarize the show down to 2 items, I would say 5G and Artificial Intellicence.  Everyone was weaving these 2 items into their products to improve…

Greece Cruise August 2018

Nana and I took a summer cruise in August 2018 and we enjoyed our trip to Italy, Greece, and Montenegro. We invited our dear friend Wendy Murphy along to join us this Mediterranean cruise. It was a great trip and usual we learned how little we knew about this area. Rome Our cruise started in…

Minatur Wunderland – Hamburg Visit

I am in Germany for my annual visit to the largest model railroad layout in the world, miniature Hamburg (second to visiting my daughter and her husband who live in Germany…lol). Not a lot has changed since last year other than it seemed more crowded. They were telling us about lofty expansion plans last year…

NGRC 2018 Layout Tour

Well Friday June 8th finally came and the big event.  Our layout was on the Friday tour  June 8th, 2018 from 8am to 1pm for the Natonal Garden Railroad Convention for 2018 in Atlanta.  We have been working hard for this event ever since we started our layout, 3 1/2 years ago.  The plan was…

Challenges of Electricty Outdoors

AS I built the track, it was raised on Hardiboard and had no dirt.  I ran the wires as needed to feed the power sectors of the track.  There are about 100 different sectors for the track layout and each of these had individual wires to feed the voltage to the track.  The wires feed…

South America Cruise

Suzanna and I have started our South American trip. We landed in Buenos Aires on our 38th anniversary and we had a great day. The people from Delta and Holland America took great care of us. we met Father Bob from Cleveland in line boarding the ship and he found out about our anniversary.  Father…

3D Printing

I recently received an Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printer. My plan is to print unique buildings and accessories for my Garden Model Railroad. I have all of my children and son in laws that can 3D program to help modify or create structures that I can print. We still have a long way to go…