|Still makes me think of Bob Hegge’s Crooked Mountain Lines, but in the 21st century. Photo by Richard Pryke|
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021
|Dunes Junction getting ready to ride to Michigan. It stood up well to man-handling off its shelf brackets and into Greg’s car.|
|Dunes Junction in its new home, complete|
with South Shore rolling stock.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
We’re getting down to the wire on moving the Old Line Corridor out of the house. Lots of interest, no takers. I succeeded in finding a buyer for Dunes Junction on Ebay, so I’m following suit with the Old Line Corridor.
Here’s the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/294177977458
Tell your friends! As some wag out in the social media universe remarked, the price is less than the cost of the catenary poles alone.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Now it can be told: the Old Line Corridor is featured in the May 2021 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman! The article has been in production for most of the past year, and is a contributing factor to the inactivity here on Up Dunes Junction. It is a gratifying relief to finally see it in print. Go buy a copy if you aren’t already subscribed, and let me know what you think!
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Life throws curveballs, and the house where Dunes Junction layout lives will soon be the home of a new family.
After much soul-searching, I’ve opted to dispose of the Dunes Junction layout, instead of moving it to our new house.
Its small size—1.5’ x 5’—and Freemo-ish track would make it versatile starting point for a South Shore layout or module, and easy to transport in a station wagon or small SUV. It’s DCC ready, and will not include DCC hardware, rolling stock, or vehicles. Track plan and pictures from earlier posts assembled here for viewing convenience.
All reasonable offers will be considered—feel free to reach out to discuss if you are interested.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Also, any actual reporting on how the hobby business actually works is catnip to me.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Meanwhile, stay off the tracks!
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020
|These are my first tries at using focus stacking for photographing the Old Line Corridor. The foreground marsh is in as good focus as is the background. I've also got my new light set going here as well.|
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Monday, December 23, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019
|Amtrak ACS-64 639 leans into the superelevated curve at Newport as it overtakes a Norfolk Southern tank train near Wilmington, Delaware on November 11, 2019 in this excellent photo made by Michael Murray, who originally posted it to the Amtrak Northeast Corridor Railfans Facebook group. Michael’s dramatic photo is reminiscent of the Pennsy-era photography of that famous chronicler of electric railroading, William Middleton. When this image surfaced in my Facebook feed earlier this month, it inspired me to reach out to Michael, and now I look forward to seeing his photos on the regular. Photo used with kind permission of Michael Murray|