Apr 9, 2021
NTRAK module setup at a train show in San Antonio, Texas back in July of 2013.
Good Morning from Sunny and Warm Northeast Ohio!
Did not complete any models this week, spending a lot of time on end of season bowling records and money distribution along with doing some family tax returns.
Last weekend I took my Atlas GP40 and U33C to the club along with 10 PC Scaletrains PS4785CF Covered Hoppers, 2 Tangent PS4750CF Covered Hoppers, 4 NYC Scaletrains PS4785CF Covered Hoppers and 4 Exactrail Magor 4750CF Covered Hoppers. The Orange C in the PC was applied to 17 GP40's and 1 RS3, supposedly as a sop to the New Haven fans.
Thanks for looking!
Inside the East Hannah Vista enginehouse
I have been trying to have fun with my favorite hobby lately and that has been searching out logos, making decals, and decorating/updating some of my old intermodal stuff. Following is a total foobie but I am pleased with how it turned out :
Gosh, "it's 5 o'clock somewhere", think I'll have a cold one or two! !
From 11/2017 on my N Scale Delaware, Susquehanna & Northern, now gone, but with plans for a new railroad in the works. Locomotives were all custom painted by me long ago.
Getting busy in town...
Here is one of newer members of my fleet and my addiction to GG-1’s.
I have been searching for this scheme on and off for a couple of years. I was hoping when Broadway Limited and Bachmann released their new GG-1’s this would be one of them. The scheme known as the American Railroads scheme was applied to only one locomotive #4902 in 1969. The locomotive hauled the Golden Spike Centennial Limited on its return trip from Washington, DC to New York City. The only HO version I knew of was made by Rivarossi for AHM.
Knowing this I had been hesitant about paying a large sum on what would be close to fifty-year-old model. For some time, I had been watching several on eBay. The seller of one these made a special offer on the price. This offer made the model very interesting. I also had some promotional money that was due to expire. Using this promotional money and the seller’s reduced price made the model irresistible, thus I pulled the trigger.
Paying $50 for the model I figured if it did not run, I had a rare shell to work with or a static display piece for the layout. When it arrived, the box was worn, and the plastic protector showed fifty years of discoloring and cracks. I put the loco on the tracks and fired up the controller. I turned the knob and away she went. It ran better than some of the newest locomotives I have gotten over the last couple of years. To say I was happy was an understatement. Now I need to figure out how to change the hook and horn couplers to Kadee’s
Switchers. SW1200s and SW1000s.
Working on the City close to the OLD PORT SHOP!
Not really a beauty!!
Have a nice WE!
Lehigh Street in 1952. How should I describe this area along the tracks? Tawdry? Sleazy? Or how about, meretricious?
Well, it's not too bad a neighborhood... a tad grubby but at least there's the burlesque house to brighten up the place.
I do two shows every Friday night.
The Girl Next Door