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The Romance of San Juan Island Leave a comment Read more »

The Romance of San Juan Island

This collection of photos is from a series I took on a romantic weekend getaway with my wife to San Juan Island in October 2007.  It was our first time on the island.  The weather, even this late in the season, was wonderful.  Lots of sunshine, a little…


The Emporium Seafood Company 4 Comments Read more »

The Emporium Seafood Company

Completed in October 2007, this kit took me over a year to complete. I worked on it off and on. It was a challenging kit. There’s more than one kit here – can you name the other one in the scene? I hand-laid the track…


Switzerland For the First Time Leave a comment Read more »

Switzerland For the First Time

Our big adventure for 2007 was our trip to Switzerland.  We spent months planning our trip using a combination of Rick Steve’s Switzerland 2007 guide book, Google Earth, and websites.  Finally in June of 2007, we boarded our plane at Seatac and started our journey. …


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2007 Leave a comment Read more »

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2007

One of our first big trips of the year was our trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April 2007. It was our first time visiting Mount Vernon and seeing the beautiful fields of tulips. We visited Rosengaard and Tulip Town. We had a…


Spirit of Washington Dinner Train Leave a comment Read more »

Spirit of Washington Dinner Train

Shortly after we were engaged, and a week or so after our exciting day trip to Victoria B.C., my wife and I boarded the Spirit of Washington Dinner train on a sunny Autumn morning in October 2006 to take a romantic journey from Renton to…


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:


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