Welcome to my web site! The purpose of this site is twofold, to be a repository for myself and to share with others. The goal is not to copy what is out there, but to provide supplemental or corrected or missing information, and to share things I have learned on how to use / fix / improve things.

Most of the site is on Large Scale trains, but I'm also a gadget nut, computer nut, car nut and a cigar aficionado, so look under the "Computers & Misc" menu.

Comments, corrections, and suggestions are always encouraged. (complaints accepted too!) Email me at

Read this: This site goes through constant updates and changes to organization and format. If you try to  bookmark specific pages, those bookmark "links"s will probably go "stale" in the future. I keep telling people to just bookmark the main page, but few people listen. I cannot stress enough to use the web site navigation tools as described below. Also, you will find that you cannot just right click and copy pages to print out. This is INTENTIONAL. The inability to copy pages is on purpose so that you come back to get the latest information. I receive many questions by email, and several times people had weird questions about some information on the site, but after repeated questioning I determined that they had made a copy of a page 9 years ago! I am trying to ensure you get the latest information by using the site as a "live" reference, not something to copy and use later.

Navigation: If you read anything on this site, read this

  • Use the menus at the top of the page to "drill down" to what you want. NOTE: EVERY part of the menus are a "page" so don't "jump out" to an expansion of the menu item if you have never been to the "root" page.
  • Use the search function, at the top right and bottom of EVERY page.
  • Alternatively, click the small menu icon at the upper left (the 3 horizontal lines) to see the full list of all pages.

You don't need a login to browse this site. There are some "restricted" pages, most are personal / family only, and they use logins to see this information.

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