Neal Anderson

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Building cars

4 Scratch Build Cars Click on any photo to enlarge the photo 1. Flat Car 40′ HO Scale I started with a old sign that was thrown away. It was cut into strips  to be able to move it around. Even set up a work table at the railroad, so I can use the LED […]

Winter Work 7.5 Gauge

When you need a project for the winter. Think BIG Checking out the seats on the riding cars made me want to ride instead of sitting on my butt. Made a mock up of a flat car with a seat. Welded the car up.

Found an S curve in the layout

The railroad had a small problem with the two curves making an S curve on the railroad. This happens when the first curve ends and there is a second curve starting in a different direction that is to close to the first curve. The way to get rid of that is to put a straight […]

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Building a switch in 7.5 gauge

First you have to look at what the switch should look like. I picked up some precast Frogs. Layed the ties and track on the three way switch.(cheating) Started on the ground and then moved it to greater heights.   Need my garage back so I moved it to the trailer. Made it easy to […]

Ohio Ramble is Coming

Ohio Ramble Information 2024 OHIO RAMBLE includes 6 Live Steam locations from September 6 thru 22. SIX RAILROADS IN 17 DAYS ! Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers (NEOLS), Erie Metro Live Steamers (EMLS), BlueBerry Railroad (BBR), Lake Shore Live Steamers (LSLS), Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society (CPRSS) and Mill Creek Central Railroad (MCC) have collaborated […]

Roo Fest #3 is Coming

The third annual Roo Fest will be in Canton, Georgia at the St. Paul and Pacific Railway. The date is June 29th 2024. Mike has built many little engines that the owners have added all kinds of parts, to make it their own. Second Roo Fest Mike has made a different style to go along […]

How to transport 7.5

Over time you start to wonder just how am I supposed to get them to the track? Running on the deck didn’t work. Installing rails seem to do the trick. Just a bit over crowded. Just get a bigger trailer they said. 6 x 12 Trailer Build some racks and fill them up. Let’s not […]

Winter of 2024 Florida

Winter of 2024 to Florida is coming quickly.  The rooms are booked and the railroads are picked out for this years meet. First railroad is Big Boots & Western, Second will be Central Pasco, and the last one is Ridge. We all have to rest once in a while.

Mike’s family 2023

August 2023 Went to the Canton, St. Paul and Pacific Railway for the second annual family meet. Mike Robson and His Roo family. Some cleaning would have been nice, but the storm was coming quick to the area. Other trains that were there.  

Building Custom Cars

I like building the train cars so people have transportation on the track.

2023 Winter Fest Florida

Packed up for two weeks to run down in Florida. Everyone just riding around the track. Second stop was at the  Grand Concourse Railroad. I forgot my camera. Third stop was at Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad. After a short ride on a electric steamer I was hooked. Time to head home. Thanks for watching.

Building Manual Brakes

Several years a go. I was shown a car with brakes on it. Then one that was controlled by air. I didn’t want to get into building a air system to have brakes.  In Florida there was a car that had manual brakes. Wow   That’s the way to go. So I tried to make […]

4-4-0 Steamer

Yes I went and picked up a steam engine.   I went and looked at it in July. It has no power.   Pick it up and bring it to the loading area. Load it up and take it home in November. I took apart the tender and rebuilt it.   Next take the Engine […]