Oct. 4. 2015 marks one year and hours of time spent posting Model Railroad How-To’s. Today, as I write: We are well past our first anniversary and we invite you to celebrate with us.
Happy Anniversary – BarstowRick.com.
Originally a Birthday Gift from my Son-in-law and Associate. Together we administrate this blog. A shout out of Thanks to, Mr. Al Kirby.
Our first posting went out September 5 , 2014, As a way to celebrate my 65th birthday. See: ABC Basic Training.
Followed by: Septembers Postings 2014
If the print is bright green, you can click on it and you are cleared to highball to the link indicated. Model Railroading – How To’s.
As of Oct. 4, 2014 we had enough content and How-To’s to make it official. As of said date, we had over 212 visitors and I considered that a positive indicator to continue. I then added a Welcome Page, A Tutorial Page, My Profile and an Administrative Memo. Did you get the Memo?
In the last year: We’ve had over 9,000 visitors. Averaging 10.5 visitors a day. The least number of visitors in a day was 7 and the most was 120. A high point during the first years was 91 visitors in one day. This took place shortly after I introduced an evolving discussion on DCC Friendly Switches.
Also noting we were showing up on pages one through four on many of the various search engines. Positive Indicators.
A Shout Out Of Thanks To Our Visitors!
We want to thank all who have stopped in for a visit and encourage you to come back again. A shout out of appreciation to those who made submissions here. Not to forget the comments you and others shared with us. Thank-You!
I was told by a good friend Bob E. and you’ll find his input here. He said, I could expect things to change here on BarstowRick.com and yes they have, did and are still evolving.
Looking To The Future:
If you haven’t heard about us before this: Here on BarstowRick.com you will find a knowledgeable and experienced group of presenters. With tips on How To build that new Toy Train Layout or a Model Railroad. A Video Catalog that has been scrutinized to bring you the best of the best.
Take a few minutes from your busy day to visit BarstowRick.com and take in a video or two . In time it will start to happen for you. You will start to develop your own track plan. Industrial sidings, passenger train stations, various types of train yards and your own layout plan, scenery or city scape. Ideas that will eventually turn into the real deal, howbeit in miniature.
I Learn Right Along With You:
Me the alleged know it all, (ha ha ha) learns right along with you? There are times I learn right along with you. One example of such is the discussion on DCC Friendly Switches. It grew to four posts all rather long winded and seemingly took forever to present. I couldn’t believe how much good and bad information had jumped up and out onto the internet and/or how quickly it accumulated.
In those four postings you can find the research I did and my conclusions on the matter. The first three posts I kept an open mind but I wasn’t discreet about my thoughts. Some of it seemed repetitive and will in time be redundant. There are links to some of the finest professionals in the hobby and you can absorb it all. On the other hand if you really want to know what I think…! In the 4th post, I leave no doubts, “No holes barred.” as I take the time to say what I think. Not that it matters but if interested feel free to visit.
What can you expect when you visit BarstowRick.com. ?
You’ve just got a sampling in the paragraphs above.
What can you expect? It will be the same for you as it’s been for me. You can expect your focus, perspective, understanding of the hobby to change. For example: Since I started this blog I have a totally different outlook on how I want to do my scenery. I’m convinced you will too. Check out some of our scenery presentations and assortment of informative videos.
I’d like to say you can find everything you need right here on BarstowRick.com. Trouble is I keep bumping into new ideas, along with some Oldies but Goldie’s! Plenty of ideas and How To’s! It’s my goal, purpose and mission to present the best advice out there. Nothing but excellent How To’s. As wells as a variety of lot’s of different ways to build something on your layout. I’m sure you will discover for yourself the positive reinforcement here, our desire to help you and the revelation…. it really is all about you!
You can take my advice and the advice of others or not. That’s up to you. This is a mission of self discovery. You will discover for yourself the way and means you deem appropriate and correct to build your Toy Train or Model Railroad.
Well that’s it from me. I’ve yackity yacked long enough as it is,.
We are interested in hearing from you!
If we inspired you? Let us know how your layout is coming along. I’d like to feature it here. Yep, right here on BarstowRick.com. If we inspired you send me a write up, pictures or a video. It will go under the heading: Layouts Inspired. Of course, by Us? Whose Us? Those presenters, myself and you.
PDF’s are welcomed. If you have something you want to present you can send us a PDF. The great thing about them is they can be downloaded and kept in your personal computer files for future reference.
You may contact us, via the Contact Us and/or Comments box below this posting. “Contact Us” is private. “Comments.” are public. After being approved you will be published,. Your posting right here on BarstowRick.com.
Disclaimer: Since our advertising isn’t paying off (Not enough fine folk clicking on them and watching them) so, we don’t get paid. In turn we aren’t able to pay for postings submitted. Sorry about that. Don’t let that discourage you. I think the publications, wig wags aka magazines are the only ones paying for articles and that’s a limited amount. Not much.
We do welcome comments and questions.
Thanks for tuning in.
Read one post a day and keep the Train Doctor Away!
Edited add on: September 8, 2016
October 4, 2016, will be the marker putting us we well past our first anniversary. Things have changed up and is looking better everyday. Our average number of visitors seems to be increasing and I expect that to continue.
If you like us. tell a friend . If you don’t, that’s ok, tell a friend anyway.
**If it wasn’t for the gifts of others we’d have no gifts at all.**
In the meantime my layout has suffered from neglect and needs some serious work. Time to get back to the real fun of railroad modeling.
I’ll check in and see how things are going here from time to time.