This list is mental internet note aswell as an ongoing project for all to see about the conversion of my Aristocraft Alco FA-1/FB-1 to Montreal Locomotive Works FPA-4/FPB-4.
The reason for this project is two-fold. First, I've seen a pair at Montecello, Illinois in Canadian National Paint. Good to see these units restored and working. Second, I found a couple pictures at Railroad Paintshop with a few modifications
Updated March 19th, 2010 at 01:18 PM by DragonFyreGT
To All Wolfcreek & Iron Mountain Officials. Many thanks to the volunteers pitching in to help out. Wolfcreek's recovery, however, has been delayed due to another winter storm. But this time we're prepared. 5406 and 2022/2072 will be joined by a couple of helpers from our Southern Pacific sister line, Northern California Lines. A Pair of F3A&B's and an RS-3 will be helping us out. But more importantly the status of Wolfcreek.
Updated January 30th, 2009 at 06:07 AM by DragonFyreGT
Been working a little with XTrkCad. Here is the space. The wall by the hot water heater is not in place yet, thus optional. The top wall exists.
I don't know if I'd really call it trespassing but I'll get to that in a minute.
I awoke to a beautiful sunshiny day and decided I needed to go for a drive. It was one of those, point the car and see where you end up, trips.
First stop turned out to be the wye at Folsom to see if I might get a shot of the ex Pactiv 25ton unit they just got. Didn't figure I could and nope, nothing had moved since my last time there.
Well, what else? Oh yeah, one of the
Working on the railroad
Historic caboose getting facelift
Gloria Beverage/colfax record
Volunteers are in the process of restoring the historic caboose at the corner of Main and Grass Valley Streets in downtown Colfax. Originally acquired by Soroptimist International of Colfax in 1969, the caboose was used as a museum for a number of years.
You can smell the new paint.
Just last week, Phoenix began interurban light rail service, Valley Metro Rail. This 20-mile catenary service connects many areas of the valley in a very logical way. My understanding is this is the longest light rail service ever opened all at once!
VMR 145 at the western terminal of the system. These are beautifully done cars, and run in two or three cars sets. Twelve wheels and two diaphrams per car. They stop at traffic signals, and
Updated August 10th, 2011 at 11:04 PM by campp
I have never felt a need to blog before, (and I don't now for that matter), but after spending the last two days off work because of back problems; maybe I'll give it a shot.
I've been working on a website--never done one for myself before. More about that later...if it works.
I created an album here at Trainboard as another little experiment.
Now, I'm starting a blog....
I spent a little time today with a simple weathering project. I
Updated January 10th, 2009 at 03:47 AM by upguy
So I got all of my power wires soldered and hidden, so I figured I'd run my trains around. The buildings still aren't glued down, and I have to ballast but I got to run my New Atlas NS Dash loco for a few hours and i must say I'm in love with it. Anywho here's a pic...
Click on the above photo to see more of Milne's work.
Nice catch I seen one but it wasn't working at the time.
This is a list of Aristocraft Roadnames/numbers of their equipment. A Check list for me to use to aquire equipment to use on my layout and the many road numbers it contains. The few exceptions are USA Trains Cabooses, Intermodal cars and an Alco S4 (Because I'm in love with it and need a real switcher) and my LGB Limited Edition Burlington Route Coal Hopper, still buried in my garage. The Weathered BN Boxcar from USA Trains
Updated October 2nd, 2009 at 07:15 PM by DragonFyreGT
To All Wolfcreek & Iron Mountain Officials. 2009 Began with a bang. Literally. Our two snowplow units were doing their best to keep the lines clear and throughout the holiday seasons we were able to stay open. No one saw the changes in weather coming. We knew the warm weather would melt the snow, but when Wolf Creek flooded, Wolfcreek rapidly began to take on water. 2022/2072 & 5406 rapidly moved equipment out of the
Updated January 30th, 2009 at 06:08 AM by DragonFyreGT
So I've been working pretty hard on things now that Christmas shopping is done. I finally figured out what to do with my town layout, and after I picked up a few more buidlings I'm glad to say I'm done with that portion of the work (even though my grandfather bought me about half of the WS Scenic Ridge building pack which I'm happily storing away for when I expand things). I also figured with the size of my layout I would pickup the small but complete WS Road Kit. Here's the result of countless
Been sick as a dog, and with all the coughing and sniffling, wasn't prepared to install the decoder into my remaining Mikado.
So instead, went to the LHS, and picked up the Walthers Through Plate Girder Bridge to keep me occupied.
I've come to the conclusion that I need to pick up one of those combo magnifying glass/light deals to work with. Boy were those parts are small! Never had an issues installing decoders at all, but this really put me to the test (I have 20/20
"Thanks" to the miserable winter weather, we didn't have to travel over the holidays so I took advantage of this rare opportunity to spend some extended time in the layout room.
I began the building the west extension which I hope to simulate the Elmira, NY area. Here I will build a loop section that will offer a continuous running option, out of what could eventually become a spiral helix up to a second level.
Since I have already spent so much time on
There is a new contest posted in the "Cattle car" go check it out. I have been doing this on Trainboard live now for a while and I thought I would try it somewhere else to get more members involved. Make sure to sign up to be a member of cattle car if your not already a member.
Where is Mr. Train this week?