We took a trip to Tacoma today for Tacoma Rails annual Open House. A chance for the public to come see Tacoma Rail.
So, a couple of Fridays ago, I'm at work and I hear the near by crossing gate bells start ringing. For the last month or so this has been a regular thing, as the trains have started running up here again and crews have been testing thing out. I think nothing of it until I hear the sound of an air horn. I ran out back to the tracks and watch a loco roll by. How cool! Well, the thing is, as I was putting on my shoes that morning, I looked down at my camera and thought about taking it, but decided
Back when I lived north of Paris, Texas, I had a layout based on the Frisco's Miami (OK) Branch, itself part of the former Northeast Oklahoma RR. It served the customers in Miami,most notably the large B.F. Goodrich tire plant.
Since then, I've been wanting to build another HO layout, but due to space considerations I found myself restricted to either a branch or a terminating city. As a member of the Frisco group, I felt obliged to do a town on the Central Subdivision, most notably
Last year the missus and I joined the ranks of homeowners and bought a 3- bedroom, 2-bathroom ranch-style house on the south side of Muskogee. It had not been lived in for 2 years, and was in foreclosure due to back loan payments. For the princely sum of 17,000 dollars, we paid the easy way- 100% down, nothing else to pay It's a fixer-upper, and we got it up to where we could move in while we remodel the place.
Naturally, the resident model railroader (me ) was already scouting
I apparently neglected to ever post any pictures of the completed Climax. Ooops.
Here's a not very good photo of the unpainted locomotive:
Here it is painted up and pulling a short consist:
Added more today to my web site:
Two small 'touristy' operations in Australia: Limestone Coast RY and The Silverton Tramway Co Ltd.
Plus Northampton & Bath RY in Pennsylvania.
Then added three more operations to my Forest Products Railroading in the Western US= OC&E, O&NW, Sumpter Valley.
Take a look! :tb-biggrin:
Greetings from the Bonita River Valley! Almost a year has passed since any visible modeling progress in the train room. But I have been busy planning.
With help of family, we welded up a set of six brackets for the new layout. These babies are made of 1.5" x 1.5" L-shaped steel, 1/4" thick, and weigh in at 12 pounds apiece. I expect them to hold my substrate firmly out to 36". These measure 32" x 32":
Well, final negotiations with the Department of Interior have resulted in a nice clean 11-foot wall, with a 36" deep reach for this new layout. This morning I mocked up the track plan on large sheets of cardboard to check for realistic track fit.
I'm going with a modified version of a very old Atlas plan called Buzzard's Cove:
It will be stretched out to fill the 11-foot space. I can
Updated November 5th, 2011 at 01:01 AM by campp
...coast of Canada for a stop in British Columbia. A new page is up on my site now. The Pacific Great Eastern Railway. Thanks to Mark Watson for helping me via stitching of scans from some long paged forms!
http://www.train-orders.com/TDX.html to take a look.
This is a topic I was going to post in the forums. But after thinking things over I decided to post it to my Blog; because I felt that my admission of not being satisfied with my work/enjoyment in the scale of N is tied to this project. The change to HO scale and begin and complete this new layout.
Over the recent months I have noticed that I am not able to accomplish task when working the Loco's or rollingstock, and getting things on the track is always interesting. My eyes and
Scanning of my Pacific Great Eastern RY flimsies. I have put up a couple of small files today.
One is from a little remembered Utah interurban- The Odgen, Logan & Idaho Railway.
The other was a noted California narrow gauge operation, the Pacific Coast Railway.
http://www.train-orders.com/TDX.html to take a look.
I started this module wanting to use some of the structures I had already built.
Reiten Models - Bingen Warehouse and Laser Cut Transfer Dock
The scenery will be loosely based on my hometown, Kent, WA. With a mix of modern warehouses as well as some old standby industries. I'm thinking -
Updated July 26th, 2011 at 05:14 AM by gregamer
Per a request, a new page with what I have in my collection, NYS&W RR.
Updated July 16th, 2011 at 03:01 PM by BoxcabE50
Now that my CGW flimsies Tour page is done, I am debating what should be the next project. I have several in progress, albeit slowly as quite happily they are large accumulations and will take a lot of time. A smaller one coming along is Pacific Great Eastern RY. But I am thinking perhaps a company such as Seabard Air Line, or maybe the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie?
Anyone reading have a request? A short line or a smaller operation? Hopefully I will have something,
Updated July 16th, 2011 at 06:31 AM by BoxcabE50
A new BNSF consist pull a Westbound into Chillicothe Illinois.
Greatings fellow railfans and foamers! How appropriate to have a title such as this as we go through the upgrade here at trainboard! One thing in life that is constant, besides death and taxes, is change. Like it or not, change happens. Some of it for good, some, not so good. How we not only accept it but use it, is entirely up to us. That is