Jun 16, 2017
On the G gauge garden railroad at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum.
Thanks for starting us off Russell, I managed to get some work done this week!
This is the second GN Combo Door Boxcar that I did using a Front Range Kit, but I used a different lettering style, car was built in 1960 for use in transporting lumber allowing for the 13' Door Opening, but due to the use of a plug door can be used for grain service during the grain rush.
This is a 1970 repaint of a 1962 Built 50' PS1 Boxcar with the sliding underframe. Car equiped with a Spartan Easy Loader system and used in general service. (I believe I have a decal for the as delivered paint scheme and may do that at a latter date.) Car was painted with Scalecoat II Reefer Yellow and lettered with Mask Island Decals.
Thanks for looking, and keep up the good work!
Best burgers in town - LOL Can you say - greasy spoon?
Cool, two railroads from my past. Back in 1961, the Great Northern became my favorite railroad for a while after my family rode the Western Star #27 from Seattle to Minneapolis, Minnesota. My older brothers started to call me "Rocky" because I was so obsessed. We also rode the Milwaukee Road on that voyage from Minneapolis to Portage, Wisconsin near my uncle's farm. I believe that train was the Pioneer #4.
Minor correction, just as information. Eastward from Seattle that train was #28.
I hate it when my fingers do that. I still have the time table from that trip.
Your fingers must still be greasy from your meal at Wolfgang's burger joint (I suspect the spoons aren't the only things that are greasy in there...).
That garden railroad is gorgeous (drool time). What puts its size in perspective are the parked cars in the lot beyond the fence. Now back to daydreams of big back yards filled with lots of big trains...
This one sort of goes with Russ's opening post.
Awesome... the only part about building my layout that I do not like, is I can not spend more time doing this, painting and lettering freight cars. Awesome work and thanks for sharing.
Again, nice work. If you really want to model a greasy spoon, nothing beat Gooey Louie's on Washington in L.A....I think that they finally closed for good, but their sign was great....grease dripping off of the letters....
Is it just a quirk of the photo angle, or does that steamer's cab seem a bit undersized?
Don't have a photo, but do have a quick video shot last Saturday at the Livingston Model Railroad club. Saturday evening the layout is open to the public and we have a mix of the old and the new trying to have as many trains running as possible. You can find quite a mix of equipment running. Livingston is the home of Montana Rail Link so they're represented. BNSF always has trains running right behind the depot where the layout is housed also.
The incorrectly painted Northern Pacific F-7 leading the BNSF train is the clubs camera car which displays a cab view on monitors around the layout. My little BLI heavy mike is doing its best to try to keep up with the BNSF train.
There is, as always, a lot to like in this week's thread. Russell's garden railroad photo is great and Wolf's little burger joint is so typical of the time period and very nicely modeled. Rick as usual has posted a couple of very nice freight cars and Candy's urban scene is well enough done to make this old small town boy just a little bit uncomfortable. Enjoyed Monatanan's video and have a question for Carl- is that by chance one of the consolidations produced by Model Power some years ago, and if so, how well does it run? Just curious on both counts. I have the HO version squirrelled away somewhere- a $10 train show find that needs traction tires if I recall right.
No this locomotive was produced by Roundhouse before they were absorbed into Athearn. This one runs very well but I have not run it for quite some time because I have DCC'd most all of my locomotives but have not had the nerve to try to install decoder in this beast. The motor is in the tender with a drive shaft to the worm in the boiler. It has traction tires on 4 wheels, the #3 & #4 drivers.
Tom, you are so right about this thread and all of the excellent postings. I feel humbled by most of the postings but feel honored to be allowed to post along with them.
As always, have fun,
Candy, I showed your post to my brother when I visited last week. It took a while to convince him it was a photo of your modeling skills, not someone's backyard. We keep telling you that your skills are beyond museum quality, now there's another ninety year old curmudgeon who is convinced.
WOW! I never thought I was that good !!!!
Better believe it!
I think we've been telling you for the last 6 or 7 years, Candy. Your talent is a 10 out of 10!
It is. And those memories evoked are wonderful. A lot of fun, recalling my youth, as I see your scenes.