Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Open House for Jay Beckham's O Scale Model Railroad

Jay Beckham's Model Railroad Layout. O Scale model of the Pennsylvania Railroad Northern Central branch from Penn Station Baltimore, MD to Harrisburg, PA. Trains will be running. Light refreshments will be served. This model railroad occupies our 1800 sq. ft. basement. Scenery is about 70% complete. Photos will be available soon at soon and on Jaysoscalelayout group on Facebook. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 AT 12 PM – 5 PM For Directions please email me at

Monday, May 30, 2022

Coming Soon

In the near future I hope to add a number of pages to this site. Pages about our CTC, use of C/MRI, 3D printing, laser cutting, a track plan, and other things of interest. When these pages are up and running this blog will look more like a web site for my model railroad. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


3D Printing for Model Railroaders at Amazon. Article in March 2018 of Model Railroad Hobbyist E Magazine. 3D Printing at Model 3D Model Railroad Models to print at Yeggi. Model Railroad Info Guy. Train Models at Shapeways.com3D Printing of HO Water Tower on YouTubeModel Buildings and Structures on

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Real Men Don’t Read NMRA’s Recommended Practices

The Wheel Report, the official publication of the South Mountain Division of the NMRA, just released its Winter edition including my article "Real Men Don’t Read NMRA’s Recommended Practices". In the two page article I describe my problems and solutions to too tight of radius for running six wheel truck locomotives and passenger cars.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Today Fred continued work on the remaining CTC modules. Soon we will have to address the programming. I installed the fascia for the extended (larger radius) New Freedom. Need to add some internal framing and a few cross braces. So this week should start putting down the two track roadbed. Using my usual Homasote spline roadbed method. May send a photo when I get some of the roadbed in place. Was successful in removing the unused reverse loop so got almost new Homasote and lots of unused flex track. Also need additional lighting for York as now that you can see from the harbor area to Baltimore and York, I noticed how dark York is. But what a Wow view from the harbor now that the backdrop at the previous Warrens Gap is gone. The scene is about 40 feet deep and really shows well.