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Another great Cochrane photo, this time of an S-2 on one of the road freights at the station. As with other photos, this is a scene I will recreate on the model.
I learned quite a bit about the capabilities of my daVinci Mini 3D printer while working on the stockyard/feed lot project. So I decided to try designing & printing the passenger waiting room that will sit over the tracks. I
In the late 1970’s an excellent article on the Los Angeles Junction Ry. appeared in one of the rail magazines. I’m pulling my hair out trying to track down the magazine and date. Memory can play tricks on you, certainly after forty years. However, I don’t think
So I was able to bring my equipment to a foreign road AKA our local club. The layout is huge, 60’x100′ and it is a 25 roundtrip run I went twice and of course all these things went wrong…
-Trip pins were
A new project is started. GP40 HATX 416 (ex CSX 6527)
Model Atlas factory painted (10001738), repaint in CSX color, some parts added (Cannon, Details West, Detail associates), decals from Microscale, Loksound V4 inside.
Now, ready for weathering
I’m using an NCE Powercab to run my HO shelf layout. Nearly all my regularly-used locos have ESU Loksound sound decoders.
I’ve had the NCE system for over 10 years and it’s not working as well as it used to, partly due
Here it is (I really should have taken progress photos) a small 1’x4′ module. The scene includes an abandoned track by an old warehouse, three small shacks and of course two garden tracks with a turntable. This turntable took 3 separate designs eventually
In his must-read piece, “11 Lessons Learned” in the April issue of MR, Tony Koester writes “One huge lesson gleaned from even a cursory review of the V&O was to model the ordinary. It’s all too easy to compile a list of eye-catching prototypes to model, and the inevitable