A lot of progress has been made on the database, with dozens of new items being added weekly. Right now the most time-consuming part appears to be getting my hands on credit-free images in uniform sizes. Aristocraft continues to be the bulk of new items being added, and USA Trains will probably be next followed by LGB.

Also, I started offering free website hosting for clubs and personal train-related sites. Head on over to http://my.gscale.net/ to get started. Hosting is free, but domains cost me around $12/year so that cost will be passed on directly to you. Companies or for-profit organizations can still use this service, but it'll cost $24 per year.

- Tom

After a brief hiatus as a result of ongoing site maintenance, I should be able to start working on the site with the majority of my tinker time again. The site has been optimized to user fewer resources and I've simplified a lot of miscellaneous things to make it easier for users to find content.

The first thing I'm going to to is re-visit the Manuals database. The current database was thrown together one night in less than a few hours, so there's a lot that needs to be cleaned up and re-organized. I also want to start adding LGB and Bachmann manuals/parts diagrams where I can find them. That process should start this coming weekend, so stay tuned!

- Tom