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The Flagstaff Model Railroad Club encourages and promotes all aspects of the hobby of model railroading for anyone interested, regardless of skill level or experience. Club members meet regularly on Thursday nights to operate trains or to work on the layout. The club culture is family-oriented and informal.
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Early this morning members of the Flagstaff Model RR Club performed the final updates to the N-scale diorama depicting the Riordan Lumber Mill. The diorama, located at Riordan Mansion in Flagstaff, shows the layout of buildings in and around the … Continue reading
It’s been four months since the last Hill Valley post, as my “day job” continues to interfere with my hobbies. In fact, the Coconino County Fair has already passed, and in the final weeks leading up to the Fair the … Continue reading
It’s been three months since the last Hill Valley post, and by now you’re probably wondering what’s been happening with the project. Truth is, my work schedule has been so busy with travel and overtime, that it has been hard … Continue reading
Back to everyone’s favorite task, wiring up the track. Admit it, now that you’ve been through the planning process it’s not so scary – right? Well even so, remember to invite your wiring buddy from the Club and have some … Continue reading
Believe it or not laying the track was my biggest concern during this project. I would be trying something new (at least to me), gluing the track down with silicon caulk. I had read about the approach, but never tried … Continue reading
My apologies – I haven’t posted progress since last December. Life has been pretty busy these past few months. I’ve been out-of-town traveling for work more than usual. I was gone two full weeks in January, another two in February, … Continue reading
Perhaps a better title for this installment is “measure twice, cut once” because as it turns out two trips to the Club were necessary to get the building placement correct. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
The Sievers Benchwork order arrived just before Christmas, much to the chagrin of the poor UPS delivery person that had to carry the heavy box of wood.
The Hill Valley project involves reworking the existing HO town into a representation of Flagstaff, Arizona in the 1950s. The new scene will emulate the historic depots and businesses along Route 66 in a manner that creates the illusion that … Continue reading
This past March the Flagstaff Model RR Club was invited to participate in the Flagstaff Home & Garden Show at the NAU Skydome. For that show we displayed two personal layouts (one in N scale and the other S scale), … Continue reading