Category Archives: Build it Yourself

New Roof for the Covered Railroad Bridge

One of the more popular articles on this site is my Building a Covered Railroad Bridge, originally published way back in March of 2011. When I build it I had no idea if it would last a few weeks, or … Continue reading

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Yard Art Notes–Head on collision!

I’ve added another bit of whimsy to my front yard, the “head on” wreck of the west-bound Fast Mail and the east-bound Morning Freight at the old abandoned truss bridge. Creating these static vignettes in my front yard have been … Continue reading

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Yard Art Notes–using Bachmann indoor track outdoors

Bachmann has a very inexpensive indoor track that most large-scale railroaders have only because it comes in Bachmann train sets. It is bright silver, hollow (meaning not very durable) and is only suitable, for reasons we’ll get to in a … Continue reading

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Stabilize Covered Bridge

A few months ago I create a piece of “yard art” depicting the impending wreck of the Soggy Bottom Express. I did this using a section of trestle and a covered bridge that came from my recently dismantled backyard layout … Continue reading

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