Misinformation Managed

In both Aparecium! The Hogwarts Express and Accio Prospectus Secundia, I stated that Lionel had lost its license to produce the O Gauge Hogwarts Express train set in late 2016. While this remains true, it appears that that time,  Lionel has regained their contract and now are producing a new version of the Hogwarts Express…

The Cedrick Diggory of Train Sets

One thing I think that bears mentioning, especially given the purpose of this blog, is that the Lionel Polar Express set got a disproportionate amount of love from Lionel in comparison to the Hogwarts Express.  As I began researching available products and resources for this project, naturally existing model train sets and landscapes were the…

Show & Tell: Cinematic or Literary?

A constant consideration that I feel compelled to make at each step of this project is exactly where to pull my inspiration from; what would be my best resource? Clearly, the Harry Potter series is an immensely popular world that nearly everyone is familiar with.  The problem is that sometimes we have two conflicting versions…

I’ve been working on the railroad…

I do swear that I have! If perhaps, not necessarily ‘the live-long day’.  I apologize for not having posted anything ‘train-related’ lately.  There has been a lot of things occurring ‘offline’ that inhibited my ability to finish my current Burnesyd Magical Muggle Railway project.  The good news is that the project in question is our…

Chapter 3: The Purpose of the Blog

The purpose of this blog is to discuss and document the conceptualization, planning and construction of a unique and personalized, seasonal model train display for our home in my wife’s honor.  It will be centered around her Hogwarts Express O gauge train set and whimsically titled The Burnesyd Magical Muggle Railway.  The model train hobbyist…

Chapter 2: The Death of Hope & the Rise of the Red Hats

The dawn of 2016 was one of light and dark.  On the one hand, we were on the cusp of purchasing our house, a momentous and joyous occasion for my wife and I.  On the other hand, the end of 2015 had brought cancer for my dog Boomer.  The prognosis was dire from the outset,…

Chapter 1: A Pensieve of Christmases Past

Every good journey has to begin with a hero’s call to action, an instigating event that catalyzes the protagonist into action.  To fully understand what this site is about and why I am creating it – as well as why I am creating the Burnesyd Magical Muggle Railway– we must look back into the past,…

Preface

(Or: What is this site about?) So, first of all, this site is not a fan fiction site. Well, that might not be true in the long run.  The site may ultimately fulfill many functions and some moderate fan fiction might end up on its pages; at this point, I can’t guarantee one way or…