Aug 14, 2015
Finally got my first module to a "ready" state, so had to get a shot of local power:
Stringing all of those communications wires must have been fun.
It was so fun that I took the approach of only trying to do one a night after work. Kept me entertained for two weeks.
The Rio Grande ran an excursion train from Salt Lake City to Denver today. The 4-8-2 1553 was in charge. My friend Chris Hawkins detailed and modified the IHC 4-8-2, and decled the Con-Cor Tool car....
The rear of the train, the open deck observation Spanish Fork Canon (canyon)
This is Weekend Photo Fun not Proto Fun!
Built, weathered and installed a few structures
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Wow. Wouldn't it be something if there was a real standard gauge D&RGW steam excursion? But there are no survivors?
Paul - I like the (chili dog?) trailer. Nice touch.
I received a shipment of goodies from Japan today. It's an N scale Tomix JR KIHA40-1700 DMU coach. I also got a couple of 1927 era passenger cars.
Made a little real progress on the HO scale Zalma Branch layout this evening. I'm adding the fascia along the front and it is making a big difference in the overall appearance. It's Masonite and I painted it black. I'm going for that museum diorama display look. Soon I'll add a valance. So many projects so little time.
Wow -that's beautiful, Jim! Reminds me of some of my old rural Oklahoma stomping grounds along the Frisco. (Creek subdivision)
Chris worked hard figuring out how to scratch build the doghouse for the tender.
I thought he was talking about the food truck (well, trailer) on the Colonel's layout.
Your modeling is excellent, as always. Would love to see what you could do with a steam loco with wooden passenger consist. That'd just have to be over the top!
Been doing decals on some new locomotives for the Longview Kelso & Rainier Ry.
Quite right. My mistake. It is a lovely little business.
I'm sure the confusion was caused by the fact that the Colonel's name is Paul also. So when Eagle 2 mentioned Paul in his post, you were thinking "Chili Dog Trailer", what a strange name for a tender dog house. Oh well, may have to remember that one.
And it turned out rather well, as well. If I ever back up to getting steam, I may have to do the same, as they seem to have been fairly normal.
lol yes that would be me and my chili dog trailer,