Swedish Flame

This is called a Swedish flame: According to my sister-in-law Sabines’s blog, “make your cuts like you’re cutting cake. leave about 6 inches at the base. throw some fuel oil in there. (about a cap full.) it burns up to two to three hours.” I thought this would be cool for some of you out there … Continue reading

A Real Life Return Loop that used to exist in Northwestern Pacific’s (NWP) rail yard in Eureka

Model railroaders frequently use return loops or dogbones to turn their trains around without physically lifting them off the tracks: Until I saw this photo I had never seen one in real life: This return loop was located in Eureka and was a turnaround point for NWP’s trains. Locally it was called the Balloon Track. … Continue reading