Sunday, August 7, 2016

Don't Forget the Website

If you only ever access this here blog via Google, from a bookmark, or via email (you do know you can get new posts automatically via email, don't you? :^) you may not be aware that I have a website - - which is where you'll find more detailed & permanent research & content related to The Valley Local poject. Bonus - new blog posts get posted automatically to that site's homepage as well, so you won't miss anything if you go to the website (but if you only access the blog, you may very well miss what's put on the 'site).

While I've been pretty good at keeping the blog updated, I've only recently gotten more comfortable with updating the website on my own. But prompted by an email I received from JimD (of Cheshire Branch fame), I decided to collect my operations-related posts under a new "Operations" heading on the website. Click here and check out the left sidebar. In fact, since I realized that there are other "key posts" that I keep referring to in my own research and always have to look up, I've decided to start putting them on the website as well for quicker and easier access.

I still have some further updates to do - for example, the "Layout Tour" pages on the 'site don't reflect the latest progress (most having been posted shortly after I started the blog in Oct. 2013), and I haven't anything there about the Old Saybrook to Shailerville Bridge portion of the layout. While I know many have seen posts on those towns before, I can't expect anybody new to my blog to dig back through old posts to see what's happened.

As I get better about updating it, my plan is for the website to contain the latest and best of what's going on with the layout, as well as prototype research material that'll be handy for ready reference. So be sure to check out the website from time to time to see what's new. And if you haven't subscribed to get new posts via email and would like to, check out the subscribe button in the upper left or click here.

As always, if you have any information to share (a 1947 Engine Assignment Book perhaps?) or would like to weigh in on something, let me know in the comments or email me directly. One of the reasons to do all this is to meet other like-minded folks and enjoy this great hobby together, so it'd be great to hear from you!

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