Long lost Part IV Returns

When I first edited and posted my Hull-Oakes train operation videos, I assumed they were too boring and added some music as a sound track. I learned two things from that:
  • YouTube doesn't like you using other people's music.
  • Train fans would rather hear trains.
I tweaked a couple of the videos to get around the copy-right infringement stuff and removed a lot of the sound tracks, but for some reason, Part IV kept getting snagged. Every couple of months or so, someone would ask me to fix it. I would promptly make a mental note and then promptly forget it.

We had a crazy storm here in Oregon that dumped enough snow to shut the region down (it doesn't take much, but this was a lot). I dug out the computer holding the files and fired it up. It worked! The files were still there. And, believe it or not, there was actually a rat's nest inside of it!

At any rate, and after much procrastination, here is Part IV in all it's glory, padded with a little Creative Common's licensed music, because I can't help myself:


I can't believe it has been that long. The little girl waving from the truck at the end is almost a teenager!  Luckily, she still likes going to train shows and Maker fairs!


Published!

I'm happy to announce that I'm getting an article published about Dawson Station in January's issue of Railroad Model Craftsman! I can now claim to have created a "magazine quality" layout!
I'm pleased with how the article turned out.  The Railroad Model Craftsman editors let me weave a unique tale that combined the history of the mill with my modeling philosophy. I don't think any other railroad magazine would have let me write it the way I wanted.

This was my final goal for the layout. I've never seen John Allen's Time Saver layout or Allan Wright's Inglenook Sidings in person, but I have studied the articles and pictures they published. Now I have put Dawson Station in the "history books" as well, something that will hopefully age with time as well as their's have.