I was certain I’d written before about the best glue for paper models, but I guess I haven’t–at least not here. So if you want to build a paper model that lasts, use a pH-neutral PVA bookbinder’s glue. My wife, who has a master’s degree in art education, specifically recommended Books by Hand PVA Adhesive. Although it looks [...]
Model Railroad Hobbyist is a monthly online-only magazine about, as the title suggests, model railroading. The quality of the content is very high–I’ll argue the writing, editing and photography give Model Railroader and/or Railroad Model Craftsman a run for the money. I really think which is best in any given month has more to do [...]
I received a contract today from Classic Toy Trains, a sister publication of Model Railroader and Discover. If you haven’t heard of CTT, there’s a chance you’ve heard of one of the others. It’s an article about the venerable Lionel gateman accessory, and some tricks for improving its operation. I don’t know yet when they [...]
I like this tutorial because it uses common materials and works for almost any kind of train: Making detailed oaks and maples.
It doesn’t hurt that the results look good too.
I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately on the Classic Toy Trains forums. It seems like every time a new issue hits the street, someone has to find an article that has something wrong with it and point it out.
CNN has an interesting analysis of Google’s attempts to digitize millions of books.
I still argue this project can only be a good thing.
So, not wanting to celebrate the Anheuser-Busch-mandated holiday of New Year’s Eve but not wanting to sit around at home on a Friday night either, a good idea came up: Go to the City Museum.
It claims to be unlike any other museum you’ve ever seen. While that may be debatable, it does have something for everyone.