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Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Have You Used Your Mill Yet?”

  A friend of mine asked – Have you used your mill yet? The answer is Yes! I built a fixture to hold N-scale locomotive shells so that I can drill accurate holes for various wire detail parts, like grab irons (sometimes called Hand Holds), and lift rings (much like an eye bolt). This fixture […]

Palatka Railfest 2011

Today I went to the Palatka Railfest, held at the Amtrak depot in Palatka, Florida. Despite two of my friends bailing out on joining me, I had a great time! There were a few vendors of the major scales – N, HO, and O scale. There were some very impressive HOn3 models on display from […]