December 30, 2009 | Comments Off

Happy New Year and a BIG Thank You for visiting PassingLoop all through this year.

I had started this blog November 07 and did not know that i would keep going this long. I never intended to do this for ratings or read count. This was just my way of sharing information, tips and news from the world of real, model and virtual railways. I have enjoyed creating each post and thank you once again for reading and commenting on them.


As this year ends, i would like to share some of the Google Analytics and Feed statistics for this blog.

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BTW, If you happen to keep coming back to this site now and then, i recommend you to subscribe to the RSS feed. That way the posts will come to your RSS reader and you will not miss a single post.


Recap of some of the popular post of 2009
(based on page views and comments received)

Train Show: 2009 Springfield,MA Hobby Show report
Train Show: Miniatur Wonderland pictures
Train Show: Political Parties Infiltrate HO world

Scratchbuilding: HO Scale Bates House plans.
Scratchbilding: Fading Signs in Model builder
Scratchbuilding: HO Scale License plates

Trainz: Building a route
Trainz: Replacing assets

Railroads: PBS documentary on the Grand Central Station
Railroads: Railfanning at Bellows Falls, VT

Advertisement: Chanel N°5 Night Train with Audrey Tataou
Advertisements: Virgin Train Ads

Railroad Photography: Gallery of Steel
Railroad Photography: DPReview’s contest Railways in Color

Have a Great 2010 everyone!

December 22, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! The best Christmas gift is a sense of belongingness, togetherness and strengthening family ties. Hold these dear to your heart this festive season. Have fun playing with trains with your family and friends.

I will resume regular posting in 2010. Until then, updates to the blog would be on the sparse side.

Once again, Have a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year

Luke 2:15-20
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

December 31, 2008 | Comments Off

Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for visiting PassingLoop over the past year.

Starting a blog about railroading allowed me to get back to scratch building and share my methods. Feeling ripped off by the Trainz Classics series, I was glad that they released the 2009 version that fixed the compatibility issues between the various versions. The visits to the local train shows were entertaining and informative.

So once again, wish you a Happy and a Prosperous New Year. Hope to see you in 2009 for more scratchbuilding and Trainz 2009 projects, model railroad show tours, railroad news from around our world. Stay sober and safe!

December 30, 2008 | Comments Off

Since this Sunday, i was having problems posting via Blogger. I was getting a timed out exception error erery time.  The problem was erratic and no one knew what was happening. So, i finally decided to switch over to WordPress thanks to an easy tutorial for my host provider.

There was no direct way to import the post from Blogger to WordPress and so i had to manually copy and add posts into WordPress. That was a workout! However, I could not copy  the comments  over.

So far, i found WordPress to be much easier and having more features.  Some minor tweaking still needs to be done but Passingloop is fully operational so lets get back to  playing with trains.

December 22, 2008 | Comments Off

Christmas has a special meaning for us model railroaders. Many of us got our start in railroading with a model train or a Lionel set on Christmas day. Maybe you are frantically wrapping a train set for your kids. Its more fun railroading with the whole family.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas this year! Share love and joy with family and friends this blessed holiday.

Isaiah 9: 2-6,7
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and for ever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

December 24, 2007 | Comments Off

Luke 2:8-14
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,”Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

December 6, 2007 | Comments Off

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