Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

From the Erie Employees Magazine: John C. Novy, car forman at the E. 55th Street shops, Cleveland, shows how to set a hand brake. Note the firm hold he has on the grab iron; left foot on ladder rung, right foot planted on the platform.

Have a "Safe Happy New Year" from the employees, family and friends of the Port of New York Railroad!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


From the Erie Railroad Employees Magazine, December 1956

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to model railroaders (and the rest of the world) everywhere!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Back to locomotive project

Got a message the other day that Digitrax is sending back a (hopefully) repaired command station *that smoked about a month ago for no apparent reason) so that I can get back to trying to get the LocSound Micro working in my Hoboken Shore 44 tonner. 

When I last left off, I had tried it in several different locomotives, but it keeps resetting randomly as if it can't handle the amperage. Ironically, there is an article about a successful installation of this decoder in the same Bachmann locomotive in a recent Model Railroader magazine. My next step, as suggested by Tom Pearson, is to try the decoder without the speaker. I'm pretty sure it is the speaker that came with the decoder, but there is no telling what the problem is at this point...

Monday, December 19, 2011


Spent a few hours today working on some identity graphics for the PoNY, and oh, setting up this new blog.