Model train Carson City – what? Well that’s the great thing about this hobby. You can pick any theme you like.
And you can base it loosely on that theme, or copy every detail.
And that’s exactly what Steve has done:
Thanks for all your posts and suggestions. It has helped tremendously as I knew very little about modeling and have a long was to go still.
I started this train project just over three years ago knowing my only grandson was on his way. He’s now an excellent “three year old railroader”.
It’s loosely modeled after Nevada’s Carson City-Virginia City trains during the booming 1800’s Comstock area.
I grew up in that area in the 1960’s. A tourist train still runs between the two communities.
Thanks for all you do for the model railroad community. When I decided to try my hand at doing a video of my layout, I bought a GoPro Hero. I cut the sides of a low gondola to fit the camera and it worked well, first picture.
I then bought a Mobius camera that had a flat bottom and no means of mounting on a tripod, so I cut a piece of wood to fit the gondola. I painted the wood and put Velcro on the wood and on the flat bottom of the camera, second picture.
As soon as I finish painting my background, I will make a video using both cameras to see how they compare.
Bob, Newport News, Virginia”
A big thanks to Steve – course, I’m biased, but there are no better retirement projects, and remember, they can be on any theme you like. If that turns out to be Model trains Carson City, they that’s absolutely fine.
And thanks to Bob too, I’m looking forward to seeing that first cab ride video.
That’s all for today.
Please keep ’em coming.
And on’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to stop dreaming and start doing.