Saturday, November 30, 2013


Winter hitting hard in Finse, looks like something from Hoth in the Empire Strikes Back, wait was filmed there...

Christmas tree up and down and up and down... due to to wind. Here it is being righted again by some kids with saucer type sleds...

And down again a few moments later...

and 15 minutes later, webcam set to night mode, ... a train!

 And 1/2 hour later we hold hands and dance around tree...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Finse – 02.09.2013

First time back in Finse in ages and was able to catch a freight heading for Bergen and see the first traces of slushy snow on the platform... Welcome back.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Foreground Flats

Wolfgang Krolow
Facade without a building, Berlin Kreuzberg, late 1970s/ early 1980s
From the Betonbabe tumblr.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

New York, Susquehanna and Western

Heading home from an errand, caught this NYS&W train powered by SD60 3802 heading up the hill to the Hanson quarry in Jamesville, NY. After passing the siding into the quarry, the train will push the cars in for loading. While I hear trains here regularly, I never seem to see them...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Posten 210 - Final Corner 2

First placement tests...Obviously, the corner still needs to be glued down, pink painted black, structures and yards detailed and fixed... Still, great progress considering how long it took to get to this point. Time to do some bookbinding for a few days. Exhibits to work toward this year.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Posten 210 - Final Corner

This is the only part of the layout that saw no scenery, ever! Posten 210 was described further down here, and will be paired with the little schrebergarten shacks from Joswood below. Scenery will be easy, but I've been saying that for at least the 8 years that I began the layout ago and the 1.5 years since getting the posten... Here goes nothing, or something...