Yes, that is the IHC unit. Model Power will be re-releasing the Mantua Camelbacks later this year. When they do, I will get a few. Right now,...
Here are a couple of pictures from around the engine servicing facilities on my layout.
A quiet moment at the roundhouse:
Thanks for the feedback. Is Morris Pipe on the old Greenwood Lake Branch of the Erie?
Glad that you were able to finish the kit. Looks terrific. I thought that the whole idea was great, and enjoyed participating in it.
Thank you for your detailed reply. Very helpful! I look forward to trying the first of the kits (I picked up about 7).
I have picked up some wooden rolling stock kits at prices you couldn't pass up. Included are kits from Quality Craft Models, Ye Olde Huff 'n Puff,...
Comming great! One of the problems with working with the very thin styrene strips is that they melt into nothingness if you use a...
Done at last. Here are a few pictures.
Looking from the other side:
Here it is on the layout:
Bill of Materials:...
Kudos for completing the caboose. Anyone who can work in Z-scale has my admiration!
The wood does look that good. I use an alcohol stain called "Age it Easy". This is the gray version. You can get it from MicroMark.
I replaced Athearn's plastic side boards with new ones scratchbuilt from wood. The wire grabs and steps are installed on the deck.
I use PolyScale Sand color. I think that it comes out like convincing skin color for caucasians.
For now, I will need to do a strictly written update since I left my digital camera at a friends house this weekend, and it is over 2 hours away....
Wow, some of you guys are really moving ahead! My job kept me out most nights this week :( , so I am hoping to catch a few hours at the bench...
The weathering looks great! Thanks for the specifics on products and techniques used.
Thanks for the feedback! Hope you can find the decals. I was able to get my NYS&W decals from my LHS--it is a popular road in northern NJ!
Well, week 1 is about over, so here is an update. The wooden deck is installed (board by board) and stained. I decided to shave off the grabs...
Well, here is the Athearn Work Caboose kit and some stripwood. So far, I have stripped the decals (PRR). Tonight I will cut the stripwood to...
Well, I have never done anything like this, but count me in. Looking on the shelf, I found an Athearn work caboose (PRR) that I will modify by at...
Thanks for sharing. Indeed it is looking good!