I happened on this gentleman and wow what kits.
Not for the faint of heart but nice models.
Lets start with the HO Scale division. My MOW BN Diner is arrived. It's being held my LHS for pickup tonight. I will combine the photos and review of that car with the sleeper. I know I'm behind schedule on that. I also need a pack of Kadee's too. Slowly the breakdown train is getting finished. I still need Walther's MOW Tank Car, Difco dump cars, and steel braced gondola. I also need the Hart Ballast Cars from Atlas and the MOW Combine/RPO/Baggage from the old Athearn BB Kits (To be painted and
Originally Posted by bkloss
If FVM is relying on Facebook presence to promote and communicate his product info and updates then maybe he should refer to that on his registered website or better yet answer emails inquiries that I have sent or should I be skyping him instead?
Some don't use Facebook for corporate security and personal confidential reasons that I cannot go into detail about.
I am curious though as to why one particular poster always finds the need to respond when anything is brought
So I forgone this past month's show in lieu of a sale at Walthers. Their MOW Cars are practically 50 percent off, to be discontinued when sold out. So I dropped an order for the BN MOW Sleeper. And she arrived last week but I wasn't able to pick her up until today. But sharply built as usual. Grab Irons on the doors, coupler cut levers (The lid for the couplers swings forwards, but it's a pain to put it back in place afterwards), the painted interiors the heavyweights have that we've all come to
There has been a lot of progress out at the Arizona Railway Museum in Chandler. It's been fun watching old equipment arrive into the collection, followed by lots of hard work over the years and finally getting proper restoration. This museum is really a jewel, and worth seeing if you are in the area.
SP 7241 continues to be worked on. The top is done, and prep work on the sides is progressing. The car originally hauled racing horses, and later was a baggage car. I really like the swing
Originally Posted by bremner
Bob Samus had a SP switchback layout in MR in the 1980's,looked cool, was not realistic
How so ? Was it not realistic to you, or to MRRer ? If it got into the Mag. I doubt expose' would say ' it's not realistic '. Then, why; track plan/route, toyish track/ code, scenery, locos/equipment, electronics ?
A Tad backlogged as it's January 31st, but here we go again. Lets kick it off with my building projects. Up first is my bridge pier kit undergoing paint work in PollyScale Aged Concrete:
Now we move on to my grade crossing kit. The grayish part on the back roadplate was a failed enamel setup:
Lack Of Photos, Lack Of energy. But Many things being done on the Wolfcreek & Iron Mountain HO Division. Starting with our first purchase of the year, An Athearn Genesis WFEX in BN Yellow. One of those rare seen schemes. I paid about 30 for it but considering this is a 40 dollar model, even 10 dollars is a savings to me. As usual the Genesis models continue to blow my mind and i keep getting them for good deals at the show. I broke it in on the test track behind my Rapido BN Sleeper.
When I showed up for work Wednesday, there was a cut of gons filled with ballast sitting on the tracks near the Corona Road crossing.
Well finally I've made some progress on my HO layout. Phase II is laying of the track on the first portion of the layout.
Below you'll find a couple of pictures of the Benchwork that goes around one wall then out toward the middle of the room. This is the first part of the layout; the second portion will be a subway line that will run outside of of the first portion and will come later.
It's been fun constructing and a definite learning curve since this is the first time that I've
I try and get down to San Francisco's Japantown Center when I can to find Japanese goodies to add to my collection. Besides being a budding fan of Japanese railroads, I also collect anime, katanas, automotive and Japanese cultural things. One of my favorites places to go in Japantown is the Kinokuniya Bookstore. I can't seem to get out of there for under $200. I've picked up some nice Japanese railfan magazines when I've been there, along with a some really nice automotive mags. Saturday, I found
2013, eh? Well This isn't how I wanted to do the post as mentioned last year, but I thought I'd keep everyone updated on what's going on with the Wolfcreek & Iron Mountain. First, lets turn our attention to the Atlas Master Line and Athearn Genesis TOFC's I was working on.
I had mentioned 4 TF-2 Hitches being painted in CP Red. Well two are finished and their on the Genesis Flat Car. They look stunning. That little bit of orange brought the car to life. Now I just need to brave
A few new pictures of the project:
Improved front end with attachment of anti-climber's substructure
Test-assembly of trucks, frame and shell; exhaust manifold was placed into the removable top panel
The shell has to be raised about 1/2" to get clearance between the wheels and the shell.
Updated January 13th, 2013 at 07:06 AM by morten1996
Christmas has come and gone. What did I get? Bascially 50 dollars worth of the LHS. So I decided on a whim to go buy something I've been wanting for a very long time. An Athearn Genesis F89-F TOFC Flat Car. Now let me say off the bat this model is very beautiful and true to the prototype. From teh brake chains to the cut levers and inline hoses. Sadly those hoses are mounted in a way that makes swapping Kadee #158's a challenge. But I digress. Because we'll get to it when we get to it. Amongst the
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.