August 2010, not Christmas time. We'd broken our journey on the Empire Builder, as SWMBO can normally do only one night at a time on trains. Why Havre? Well, I sort of look at the schedule and see where the train will be mid afternoon, and if the station is attended, and handles baggage, then I figure it will be something a little more than some hick town. Try that idea sometime, you do get to see 'real' places.the xmas lights being non standard methinks....
Great show at Staver!
I'm wondering why the rails are on little blocks about 2 cm above the layout level?
Is there a special reason?
Well, heck, I like reading your posts!
By the way, they treat the outside rails with a special "oil", but not inside, I wonder if they will be forced to in order to combat rust?
Greg - see your PM.I have to get up there to see it. I wish they had a website with information (website tells nothing), or a FacePlant page or something.
I get that battery is "tolerated", but live steam is the mainstay of what is operated. We had a good discussion on the oil-based "treatment" they use on the rails outdoors.
Gosh, I guess I will have to make a battery operated loco some day!