Feb 2, 2024
Good morning from cloudy and cold Northeast Ohio!
Did not finish anything this week, but I have some work in progress:
Have been working on another DT&I RBL using a Front Range kit as a starting point. Here I have replaced the poorly done underframe with a Details West Hydra Cushion underframe, but I added Moloco Couple pockets in place of the DW pockets along with air and rod lines.
Also did some work on an Atlas U23b where I removed the cast on lift rings and added Utah Pacific lift rings.
A pair of Athearn GP9's with a general freight running on the Strongsville club layout.
Thanks for looking!
Ahh, the old prairie skyscraper. Ahh, the old Alco diesel. New details = par-excellance`.
Lehigh & New England 0-8-0 Switcher (IHC) shuttles some cars around the station area with the new Ashmore Hotel in the background.
Since I didn't want to spend over $200.00 US for a KC DURANGO caboose, I made some decals and used an Undecorated Athearn caboose and madey own.
Such a beautiful sight!
Just a curiosity question, I've noticed looking thru some modeling pics in people's photo albums of they're great work, some of them have "Model of the Week" posts on them?
We still have Prototype Photos of the Week, but no Modeling Photos of the Week. I think I remember it from years ago.
Why is that?
You can be the host. Go for it. I would not be against you using the amount of likes or views and even your own opinion to rank or decide on those you highlight. You could even throw out your opinion and ask for others to share theirs.
If I only had the time! I rarely can get on here anymore 1-2 times a week if I'm lucky!
Today I would like to tell you a somehow "spooky" story about some Victorian Houses on the coast of The Chesapeake Bay.
It happened close to the Old Port Shop ( https://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/the-old-port-shop.125242/ )
One afternoon all of a sudden a big black bird showed up, creating goose bumps to everybody. What is this?
He stayed there and left us "nevermore"
Sven & Dirk
(Can you find him?)
Jaw dropping as usual. Amazing detail in such a small scale.
I do not recall it for modeling. But it is an interesting thought.
That's beautiful! Amazing detail for the scale.
I am glad to see this unit has the numbers placed correctly on it's hood. Both the Walthers SW1200 I have seen pictured have them too far forward.
...and the prototypical exhaust!
Whoever customized it must have been paying attention.
It only has the number on one side of the headlight on the nose, though, and the prototype pictures for 631 show the roadnumber on both sides of the nose.
...and I think the number above the cab as well?