Neal Anderson


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 […]

Recent Posts

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.

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 […]

Dreams come true railroad

Traveled to South Carolina to ride the Mead 200. The layout had an open house the weekend we were there. Sept 20, 2021 Had to pick a rout to go straight off of the turntable. I picked the woods. I like a good tunnel. It sure was dark inside. It was also very long. I […]

What do you do after Retirement ?

What do I do now? I was asked if I could build some more riding cars. One that was half gondola and flat car. Well I started to work on a blue print of the car. Went and picked up some steel and started welding. Cut up the metal and put the rivets on the […]

Building of a flat car 7.5

I have built flat cars in the past. Second car I built on the left.     A problem came up that it is hard to ride on a bench seat for any length of time. I have worked on building a car that can carry more than one person.  Here I go…   The […]

2021 End of Summer Heat

OK so it’s the end of summer and the temp is slowly going down. That means it’s time to start building again. I like my fish belly car so what about building more? Started with Two and it grew to Five cars. Three = 6 footers and two =  4 footers. Went and welded stake […]