Conjuring Sandwiches And Pretzels

Most model train layouts are constructed using a single large table or custom built display. For hobbyists, this is usually a long-term investment, with incremental steps taken over a longer period of time, like reconstructing an antique car or motorcycle. A large amount of space is dedicated to the project, enough to house the display…

Plotting the Track

With introductions and explanations accomplished, it’s time to start working on the project and creating the Burnesyd Magical Muggle Railway. As I originally mentioned, this display will only be setup for at most three months, most likely between November and January. It has to fit into our living room and accommodate a tree somewhere in…

Accio Prospectus Secundia!

Or the “Wish-I-Could-Know-I-Can’t” List I have a number of design requirements and expectations for this project that I am expecting to meet, but along with those were several that I know I either cannot meet at all or would be too difficult given the project’s specific characteristics.  I post them here both as a response…

Aparecium! The Hogwarts Express

I feel that it’s important that I discuss the core of this project, the Lionel Hogwarts Express O-gauge train set, before the project truly launches in earnest in order to share with everyone the details of what is essentially the core of the project.  For some this might not be important, but I know that…

Chapter 4: Accio Prospectus!

Now that I’ve established how the Burnesyd Magical Muggle Railway came to be conceived, it’s time to actually talk about what it will be.  I suppose the best place to start that would be in describing the basic conceptual and structural requirements that I’ve determined are necessary.  It’s great to have a wonderful idea, but…