Monday, December 20, 2010


Busch Gmbh Christmas Tree

I managed to get the Busch Gmbh n-scale Christmas Tree working for Christmas! Thanks to Chuck over at FEATHER RIVER TRAINS for helping out with the process!
The tree itself has a nice look to it overall. The lights run up one side primarily - something to take into account if you're thinking about picking this up. It has a beauty side to it that you'll want to have outward facing.
All in all, I'm very happy with this. I think it will live inside a building lobby next year.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Briddon: Industrial Area

My KATO UNITRAM set is branching out in a few spots. I have the City buildings at work and a small, industrial area set up on a shelf in the bedroom. I like having three distinct areas. Now I'm starting to focus on detail work, people and weathering to make the areas come alive a bit more. This works well because I can still work on my train items (when time allows) without over-running the house! :)

BRIDDON: Industrial Area More shots here:


I love my KATO Unitram set. It's fantastic for San Francisco n-scale running. Small and compact, the set allowed me to put something up and run in very little time. I was also able to set it up on a dresser in our room - ideal for the small apartment we live in.
I've changed the name on the little setup several times for photo shoots. Now - since moving the larger, City type buildings out to my work space at work - it's named BRIDDON. It's a small, sleepy historical section of some city somewhere with a small town feel.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland
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Largest model railway

I have to make my way to Germany one day to see this. Amazing.

Thursday, November 11, 2010



I love my Unitram layout. It's addictive and simple and so easy to find space for that I currently have it on my dresser. As a San Francisco resident, space is at a premium. I don't have space for a sprawling layout

The overall layout and KATO construction make it ideal for city living. The Unitram Starter Set is around $300 which may seem a tad steep, I'm sure, but it includes power, the base track loop, street and building base panels and the Unitram itself. You can be up and running - sans buildings - in minutes.

The street and building areas are a fun part of the set. Sidewalks and railings are included so your inhabitants can move around in comfort. :)

My biggest issue with the set was settling on a look and feel for it. I started with some smaller buildings and then saw the city sized delights KATO had to offer. The blend worked - keeping the City to one side with the smaller town to the other side - but the blend was tough due to the overall size of the layout.

I eventually moved the larger buildings out and kept the smaller feel.

Eventually when we move to a larger spot, I'll be able to purchase some of the KATO Unitram expansions and increase the overall footprint of the layout. I want to get some standard KATO track and connect the three areas - the Industrial, Small Town and City. Exciting!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Welcome to N-Rail!

Hey there!

I just love my KATO UNITRAM so much that I had to start up a blog to deal with all the photos and things that I've found in my N-Scale travels. :)

In the future, I'll post cool finds in the n-scale world, places I like to shop, and progress on projects I'm taking on.



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