Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rosenberg Meet Officially Retired

I took me awhile to decide if I should continue with Rosenberg Meet. After all, I spent almost 1 year researching about UP and BNSF in that region and getting to know wonderful and helpful people. I learned more about the American railroad and about Rosenberg through this exercise. So with a heavy heart, I decided to retire Rosenberg Meet in N-scale.

I will still model railroad in N-scale, a scale of my choice. However, I have chosen to focus on German/European railways now that I am closer to the scene (besides working in a railway company). I might pick out some elements from Rosenberg Meet for my future layout and don't be surprised to see American locos and rolling stocks running side by side with its German and European counterparts. After all, I have over 30 pieces of equipment that need a place to run.

If you are interested to model Rosenberg, please feel free to use my research materials here. I have some CAD track drawings (XTrack CAD format) and photos. Just email me and I will be more than happy to pass them to you.

I don't plan to delete this blog (unless Google does it without informing me). For future posting on my N-scale railroad, visit and

Thank you for your support and visit.

Jimmy Low

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Trai-N-Master now in a Train Company

It has been almost 2 years since my last post. I am still going well, thank you. I have moved to Frankfurt (in Germany) after spending 1 year in Berlin for my MBA. I am now working in Deutsche Bahn (DB), yes, a dream came true. I shall write more about my work later. But, just to let everyone know that I might revive Rosenberg Meet in N-scale. Thankfully, most of my planning notes were posted here and with your comments, I can now pick up from where I left off.

Okay, I said "might" since I would need to settle down in my new apartment in the next 2 months and would definitely take a few more months to let everything fall in place. I will not have a big place like I had in Kuala Lumpur. I don't have a 11' x 11' room to space. Nonetheless, I think I have a beautiful, enclosed balcony or loggia as they call it here, with plenty of natural light.

View from living room

View of balcony (one end)

I intend to use this space as a work space but to have the model layout circling the parameters of the balcony and a duck-under for crossing the access to the living room. Rosenberg Tower 17 will still be the main theme of this layout but would now mean that I have to rethink how the Galveston and Glidden subdivisions fit into this narrow space. Could I compress all those important features between Rosenberg to Galveston island within this space?

It is time to review my planning notes and your comments. Watch out this space for updates.

Jimmy Low