Wow. So. Yeah I started a thread a while back trying to do glacier view anda metic crap ton fell on top of me including losing half my equipment, including that kit, my home, etc. Things are okay now but I've redirected my layout progress, Cascadge Green in large scale and my Freelance Concept Blackwolf Mountain is coming to life in small scale. I plan on using this thread as my update on equipment, layout work, paint scheme work etc. TO start a quick backdrop, the Blackwolf Mountain is a go betweeen class 3 that shares a working relationship with Canadian National and serves as a cargo hand off from Wisconsin Central (who drops things off on their home tracks) and carries them up to be interchanged at THunder Bay in Canada. I'll do a workup more in depth later. But I digress. My original freight train was done and took some losses to equipment with a few dinged up detail parts, I lost my auto Carriers, my front runner cars and a boxcar. THat's fine it can be replaced. Since then I've picked up a set of Kato articulated Maxi IV TTX well cars which are absolutely fantastic. I know the that the grab Irons are a bit chunky on them but unlike the atlas gunderson set where you have to tweak it to get it to run right, these roll great out of the box. I also picked up a Rapido ANgus Van caboose which wasa total shock to me. It's rironically painted for CB&Q but will be getting the Blackwolf Mountain paint soon. And speaking of which my MOtive power has already started. I picked up for 5 bucks a NIB never been run Athearn Bluebox Dash-9. My plan is to base the detailing off BNSF & CN and use the Boston & Maine Bluebird colors in a modified way. I also took my Steart BN F('s and hit them with a good coat of primer. I never was comfortable using them on my rainbow fleet passenger train but I didn't want to discard them either. Originally I was going to be using a set of Rapido FPA/FPB4's but they are getting a bit hard to find at a resonable price Oh well I guess I can use the decoders from the FP9's in these girls. My stewart units already have the long cooling pipes, F_Unit winterization hatches and the details west doorways and diaphragm kits. But most of that is going to get swapped out with see thru fans from cannon/hatches. The side grills while molded on feel and look like real etched metal so they will be left alone. I am going to be using a wide variety of F-Unit parts to represent an in house rebuild. After all the Golden Rule of model railroads, right? I've also got a concor streamlined baggage car that will be my power generator for the business fleet. I haven't gotten rid of my BN MOW cars, they're still there and I picked up a set of custom executive painted SD60B/GP35's but that's for another time. For now here's some photos of my girls before the primer work (primer is still drying atm and I'll post photos later today) as well as my logos and mocked up paint schemes. Enjoy. And yes I'm back.