Water and Electricity Don’t Mix

When I started this train project I researched how to effectively wire the layout and I used standard LGB track.  I planned the layout, wired up the layout, and after everything was in place I found that the layout electrically is not reliable. Sometimes planning and research is not enough.  Experience is critical, as well…

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…