For lack of a non cheesy movie line. Hey I didn't actually see that movie. So I don't know. But that light down the end of the tunnel, apparently was a train barreling at high speed. I got a cow catcher ride back here. Why? I don't bloody know. But the Cascade Green Giants are still here. And the line will continue. So I'm going to bring you up to speed as best I can.
I started dabbling in HO Scale for the sake of a Burlington Northern Rainbow Fleet passenger train. My Empire Builder/Morning
Uploaded a couple more to my web site tonight. Both companies which have "Denver" in their company names;
Denver, Northwestern and Pacific RY;
The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.
Had a request to see my Northern Alberta Railways paper. So it's now up for viewing:
With new pages for several railroads: Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville; Narragansett Pier RR; New York Central & Hudson River plus a page for the New York & New England RR.
Many more to come from that region.... :tb-biggrin:
This is the first show I've displayed a module at. O'Brien was ready (not complete), but showable. The boys came with me on Sunday morning to run trains and play around.
The most popular attractions were the wooden Thomas playset and the O Scale Thomas table.
A few more additions to my TOUR pages. Scattered all over the maps this time.
New are entries from the Tela Railroad of Honduras, Temiscouata Railway in Canada, plus US operations both dated 1909 from Texas Central RR and fabled Yosemite Valley Railroad.
Updated October 12th, 2011 at 02:26 PM by BoxcabE50
After more than a year some new pictures from my Aerotrain-project:
more than 15000 small brass nails serving as 'rivets' have been set and the paint-job has been started...
A recent text I recieved asked for directions to Pino Grande. This inspired today's trip though the idea had been on the back burner for some time.
With the nearest access point approximately a two mile hike in from the road, an idea hit me. My mountain bike is just sitting in the closet and part of this summer's goal was to get back on it after years of disuse. Why not combine the two? I loaded up and headed for the woods.
Upon arrival at the gate on Mosquito Rd, I jumped
Added a few photos from the past and also some from a brief just this past weekend. BNSF, BN, Mission Mountain RR, MRL.
Check them on my web site:
Apparently my recent trip to Southern California didn't satisfy my road trip sweet tooth so a drive to Felton took place yesterday. This idea has actually been floating around in my head for awhile now but I was just waiting for a few things to settle into place before making it a reality.
Though I left at the crack of dawn, I decided to cut out several stops as the day progressed. These included Woodland, Mare Island, SP steam displays in San Jose, Monterey, Salinas and Tracy, and
I posted in the How To forum about how to weathering ties with acrylic paints. I wont go into as much detail, mostly just a short picture show. Enjoy!
I killed off about 3 or 4 hours of my day and hand painted every last tie plate in the entire yard. The results were worth it!
San Francisco and the various Bays, that is...
This time Southern Pacific fans might-enjoy the trip. Uploaded now is my Northwestern Pacific Railroad assortment of flimsies. So, here you are, Espee followers:
Since my last update I completed the roadbed installation and painted this section of the layout according to the plan I mention in my last post.
In this posting I am documenting the placement of the Central Valley 9' Main line and 8' Branch line ties. I began by placing the switch tie strips for the switch kits. In this section of the layout all of the switches are #5 Code 83 or Code 70 switches. The Code 83 switches will be used on the cross over from the Main and the Arrival/Departure
Though last nights chili from Wendy's and 9 hours of sleep has helped Jeff feel a little better, we hop him up on DayQuil and Tylenol before we head out on today's hunt.
We were just down the street from Gemco Yard so that had to be the first stop. Very quickly we caught some action as a pair of GPs, one UP the other GMTX, did some flat switching. With these exposed to some extra electrons, we headed out for more quarry.
Travel Town was busier than expected on a Wednesday
I've just uploaded four additional entries to my TOUR pages. All small companies with the name Kansas City in their title.
Updated September 13th, 2011 at 09:17 PM by BoxcabE50