Friday, December 8, 2023

Friday Fun: Another Trackside Photo!

A couple days ago, my friend Bob Murphy sent me this surprise - a photo I took of a couple of New Haven Railroad RS-3s <ahem> DERS-2c's on his beautiful layout will be a Trackside Photo in the January Issue of Model Railroader!

This will about wrap up what has been an unexpected - but really wonderful - convergence of a bunch of things I've been working on for a while, submitted a long time ago, and coincidentally almost all of which have hit the press these past couple of months.

Mostly for the benefit of my mom who asked :^) here's a list of everything I've had published since October:

Still to come are an article in the January RMC on how I detailed & weathered a Walthers SW1 to replicate B&M #1109 (why a B&M SW1 on a New Haven branchline? Well, mostly because it happened...), and - coming full circle back to the SW-1200 - I'll have a feature article in the next issue of the NHRHTA's Shoreliner magazine on the prototype New Haven RR DEY-7 class switcher (aka EMD SW-1200).

I hope nobody thinks I'm boasting - I just think it is really cool that all this has come together like this. And anybody that knows me knows that I too easily let the joy of my accomplishments get overshadowed quickly by my obsession to figure out how to do more and better. After the output of these past couple of months, what can I possibly do for an encore? No way can I keep up this pace...

So I'll try to just enjoy it for now - and hope you'll share in the joy. Without you and your encouragement to keep writing and documenting my progress here, these articles would never have happened. And for that I sincerely thank you.

Here's hoping you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season - and that you're able to get to some modeling this weekend!


  1. Good goin', Chris. You're on a publication streak! Bill Gill

    1. Thanks Bill - I'm just sorry there's no way I can keep up this pace LOL

  2. It's always a thrill to get your hobby published. Congratulations.

    1. Thanks so much Bernie - I know you know whereof you speak! Love seeing your stuff (and have a few on my shelves :^)