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Our First Visit to Victoria B.C. Leave a comment Read more »

Our First Visit to Victoria B.C.

In October 2006, shortly after we were engaged, my wife and I took a romantic weekend holiday in Victoria BC. It was the first time either of us had ever visited Victoria. We have many happy memories from our visit. We got up early one…


Logging Rail Cars Leave a comment Read more »

Logging Rail Cars

In September 2004 I completed a set of HO scale logging cars by for a customer. About the same time, I completed an O scale set for another customer.  Both sets were based on the fine Sierra West kits.  I really enjoyed building these and…


Ezra Cooper's Garage Leave a comment Read more »

Ezra Cooper’s Garage

I always wanted to build this kit as a boy, but never did. Later in 2004 I finally bought one on eBay and built it. I just love all the tiny details in this kit.  I remember opening that box for the first time and…


A Telescope To Learn From Leave a comment Read more »

A Telescope To Learn From

In 1988, when I was living in Beaverton, Oregon, I purchased a Celestron telescope with an equatorial mount from Orion Telescopes. Back then, there were no digital cameras, at least any that I could afford. Also back then, telescopes didn’t come with an electronics package…


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Roadside Delights

I completed this special edition kit in December 1993. This is pure 1900’s Americana in miniature and is one of the first kits to depict a city block. Photos of the completed kit:


Swakhammer Welding Company 6 Comments Read more »

Swakhammer Welding Company

This is the first model railroad craftsman kit I ever built. I started it before I left Beaverton, Oregon in about 1988 and I finished it while living in Bellevue, WA in December 1991.  I learned a lot about building and detailing a kit when…


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