Dec 26, 2020
Oh well, better late than never.
A couple of oldies here.
How about a tribute to Irv Athearn.
A couple of the collector's Special Editions.
Steam is always popular at this season...
..... and Rio Grande is very, very popular,.....
...., at least at the Snake River Canyon
Ok, more fitting to the season........
...., but Rio Grande - they have a lot of snow in the mountains...
A white Christmas ????.......
Good morning from cold and snowy Northeast Ohio!
I managed to complete a couple of cars this week!
Intermountain Railway PS1 Boxcar Kit, as the prototype was orinally a 6' Door car purchased by the Rock Island in 1951. It was sold to Evans who modified it to an 8' Door car with a strengthened side sill. I removed the tabbed side sill and installed new full length side sill out of Evergreen plastic, cut down the ladders on the A end of the car and removed the roofwalk to match the prototype and installed A-line Sill steps. Car was painted with a mixture of Scalecoat II White, Yellow, Blue and Red Paints and lettered with Herald King Decals. The prototype car was assigned for flour loading on the Buffalo Creek Railway in Buffalo, NY even though the ATW was a North Carolina Railroad.
Tangent Scale Models PS 4740 Kit, painted with Scalecoat II White and Black Paints then lettered with Oddballs Decals. Another of the grain elevator purchased cars to supplement the railroad supplied cars for the increased grain shipments in the late 60's era.
Pair or Rapido Ann Arbor FA-2's with a general freight on the Stongsville OH Club Layout.
Thanks for looking!
An S-12 hard at work
This weekend finds my Bachmann Spectrum New York Ontario & Western 4-8-2 USRA Light Mountain hauling a coal drag past the Water Tower. The six New York Ontario & Western (O&W) hoppers are RTR GLa Type 2-Bay hoppers by Bowser, the next eight are Atlas Offset Side 2-Bay hoppers. The NYO&W caboose is an Atlas Trainman. I wasn’t sure at first if the loco could handle this trin length. I am pleased to say it handled it with ease. I think I could have added another four to six cars without any issue. If I had the coal loads available I probably would have.
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Just a random shot from the layout. Still needs lots and lots of work.