My name is Brad and I live in Canberra, Australia. I have traditionally modelled Australian prototype railways in HO scale but have turned my attention to US railroading, particularly that of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DME). My interest in the DME started a couple of years ago when I became very interested in the operational aspects of model railroads. After a chance encounter with the DME on DVD and in a book, I was hooked. I really loved the locomotives (especially GP 9’s and SD 40-2’s), the colour scheme, the variety of rolling stock, and the prairie feel of the railroad.
The purpose of the blog is twofold: to record information about the prototype DME; and to look at how the DME can be modelled as an effective operationally-based model railroad.
I also have another blog, Armchair Modeller Down Under, in which I discuss more general model railroad issues and observations.