Monthly Archives: January 2017

Interesting Finds on Google Maps — January 2017

If you can add any more information about any of these places, please do so in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Bombardier Transportation (Thunder Bay, ON) Location: 48°21’33.4”N 89°18’03.1”W (48.359265, -89.300851) Bombardier Transportation 1001 Montreal St, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4V6, Canada, (807) 475-2810 This yard has some incredibly tight… Read More »

Kato Unitrack #4 Turnout Geometry

Kato Unitrack is designed around a 33 mm (1.2992 inch) track center-to-center. Using various changes in geometry you can also make 49.5 mm (1.9488 inch) and 66 mm (2.5984 inch) centers. You can see the 33 mm center-to-center in the curved track segment radii which increase in 33 mm increments, the double crossover tracks having… Read More »

Air Compressors: Single-Stage vs. Dual-Stage

“What is the difference between a single-stage and dual-stage air compressor?” That’s a question many people ask when shopping for a compressor. Air compressors come in two types: single-stage and dual-stage. The primary difference between the two is the number of times air gets compressed on the trip between being uncompressed outside air and being… Read More »

Buying an Airbrush

I’m looking for an airbrush so I’ve been scouring the Internet reading reviews and suggestions. Airbrushes from Badger, Iwata, and Paasche are mentioned a lot as being good choices, with Badger being mentioned the most. I figured I can’t go wrong with any of those. But which model to choose? There are so many models… Read More »

Mexican Railroads in N Scale

Published January 15, 2017 Updated January 19, 2017 Updated January 22, 2017 Updated February 7, 2017 Updated September 20, 2017 I like Mexican railroads. I see a lot of Ferromex locomotives and auto carriers on the local UP lines. I live near the UP’s Sunset Route from Long Beach, CA to Yuma, AZ. There isn’t… Read More »

Robertson’s Ready Mix (RRMX)

Published January 13, 2017 Updated January 18, 2017 Updated January 23, 2017 Cabazon Rock Plant #77 I drive on Interstate 10 between San Bernardino and Palm Springs, California on a regular basis. On the south side of the freeway near the Morongo Indian Reservation is a Robertson’s Ready Mix gravel pit (map)—Robertson’s calls it Cabazon Rock… Read More »