An N-Scale Santa Fe branchline through the mountains

Welcome to the virtual home of the DJ&N railroad.
A modest N-Scale railroad built by David Nation of Houston, TX

About the Railroad
Current Trackplan
Trackplans #1 #2
System Map
Layout Photos
Construction Journal
Links


This is a work in progress "as time permits".
Please forgive me if I don't update frequently.

What's New?

2017

11/18/17 - A little more progress on Mill scenery...
08/20/17 - A little more progress on Mill scenery...
08/12/17 - Mill almost finished. Working on scenery now...
05/26/17 - Finally finished the main Mill building! Now on to the side buildings...
05/14/17 - At this rate it will be 2018 before I finish this Mill!
05/06/17 - Finally finished the shake shingles on the main roof!
04/15/17 - Wow! This roof is taking a LONG time!
04/09/17 - More Roof work on the Pro Patria Mill
03/26/17 - Continued work on the Pro Patria Mill

2016

10/09/16 - Started work on the Pro Patria Mill
09/10/16 - The Mike McGrattan Memorial Train paid a visit today
09/04/16 - Finished scenery base on factory kitbash
08/29/16 - Added scenery base on the factory kitbash
07/31/16 - Added lighting and interior details on the factory kitbash
01/31/16 - Added clerestory and painted windows on the factory kitbash
01/10/16 - Added roof to the factory kitbash
01/03/16 - More work on the factory kitbash

2015

12/27/15 - More work on the factory kitbash, and a few more feet of mountains roughed in
06/13/15 - Starting on a factory kitbash
03/10/15 - Quick video of a train running through the canyon
01/30/15 - Set the 2nd bridge in place to get an overall view of the canyon work
01/25/15 - 2nd rock wall in and the trees are almost done
01/19/15 - More work on rocks and trees
01/11/15 - Starting some rock molds and tress
01/01/15 - Converted to more of a blog style for the Construction Journal (so far just 2015)

2014

10/17/14 - Roughing in some more basic landforms
08/17/14 - Working on a Grain Elevator from Bergen National Laser
08/10/14 - Started added landforms to the upper level

2013

08/11/13 - Started a wooden bridge kit
07/05/13 - Started weathering the bridge kit
06/30/13 - Started work on Central Valley bridge kit
06/23/13 - Added Southern Junction wye to tie in Driftwood, Baque Yard and the Staging yard
02/17/13 - Wiring the control panel for the lower level staging yard
02/10/13 - Wiring the lower level staging yard
01/31/13 - Installed the control panel for the upper level staging yard

2012

08/12/12 - Continued work on the Upper Level roadbed, installed and painted more valence sections
06/10/12 - Building a small staging yard with optical detectors
02/13/12 - More work on the Upper Level roadbed
02/20/12 - Upper Level roadbed going in
01/20/12 - Posted new trackplan
01/04/12 - Completed the kit "Hinkle Milling", also pictures of double-decking progress

2011

11/27/11 - Finally getting back to the railroad after 3 years! Converting to a double-deck plan. Pictures soon!

2008

06/21/08 - Completed the kit "Mooney's Plumbing"
04/30/08 - Completed two kits: "Majestic Hardware" and "Saulena's Tavern"
01/31/08 - Converted the 4-4-0 to sound

2007

09/30/07 - Finally finished the scratchbuilt Inn
08/25/07 - More work on the scratchbuilt Inn
07/22/07 - Finally added some scenery around the station and icing platform
06/17/07 - Starting a scratchbuilt cafe/boarding house/whatever...
05/20/07 - Almost done with the caboose kit
04/27/07 - Working on a wooden caboose kit
04/21/07 - Working on the water tower
04/18/07 - Finished the lumberyard office, started a water tower
03/25/07 - Finished Sanding Facility, Main lumberyard building done, Redoing Staging yard
02/23/07 - Starting a lumberyard and a sanding facility
01/12/07 - Installed a few trees behind Jasper

2006

12/29/06 - Town of Jasper finally starting to take shape
11/29/06 - Finished the Jasper Warehouse
10/23/06 - Finished the Jasper Station
09/12/06 - More work on the Jasper Mountains
08/02/06 - Started work on a Box & Crate Factory
06/05/06 - Had Griff weather an SW9 for me
05/06/06 - Started work on a Gas Station Kit
04/20/06 - Finished the "Banks Ice House" kit
03/15/06 - Began the mountain behind Jasper
02/16/06 - Reroofing the Argo Mill
01/23/06 - My first attempt at weathering

2005

09/11/05 - Replaced all the turnouts at Jasper
07/16/05 - Made a hand-laid turnout and some trees
05/25/05 - Completed Jasper Engine Shed.
04/22/05 - Completed Staging Control Panel.
02/27/05 - Completed the Jasper Turntable.
01/25/05 - Completed Yorsand Mine Control Panel.

2004

12/23/04 - Laying out the Control Panels.
11/23/04 - The "golden spike" has been laid.
09/06/04 - Plywood roadbed complete, Staging Complete.
07/14/04 - Track, wiring and control panel have been installed for Jasper
04/03/04 - The basic benchwork is completed
01/07/04 - View changes to the "new" track plan or see the Construction Journal for more details.
09/25/03 - Check out the Papercreek Depot photos