Building a Bridge and a New Engine for Mr. DAPs’ Railway

Something that has always seemed like it would be a lot of fun is having a bridge on Mr. DAPs’ Railway. The exactly location and look for this bridge has been up for debate until recently it was settled by the project I’m about to share. What was known was that a bridge would be … Read more Building a Bridge and a New Engine for Mr. DAPs’ Railway

Are You a Flashlight or a Laser?

Are you a flashlight or a laser? - Mr. DAPs

I work with people all the time who are seeking success. Some of them want to build a business, others want to turn a hobby into a profession, and still others want to pursue a dream that seems just out of reach. In all of these cases, there are some simple adjustments that can be made … Read more Are You a Flashlight or a Laser?

Mr. DAPs’ Railway – Spring Has Sprung!

Mr. DAPs’ Railway – Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has arrived and with it, flowers. The garden surrounding the railway continues to grow and hopefully soon will be flourishing. The main growth has come from the roses that are now starting to create some awesome natural tunnels for the train to steam through.  In the future, there will be some wire arches to … Read more Mr. DAPs’ Railway – Spring Has Sprung!

Goodbye Tree Over the Train

One of the struggles with having a backyard train can be nature. The very thing which makes the whole backyard train thing so beautiful and intriguing can also be the most frustrating. Queue giant Jacaranda tree in my backyard. A beautiful tree, one of the tallest in the neighborhood, with the unique ability to drop … Read more Goodbye Tree Over the Train

The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 3

Mr. DAPs Garden Railway – First Attempt – Santa Fe Train

My garden railway was starting to actually look like a railroad. It had a layout that was now embedded in lovely gravel and wound its way through my backyard. However, it was a little plain. I was given a book for my birthday that went into many different ideas for backyard trains. As I looked … Read more The First Attempt at a Garden Railway – Part 3