Feb 14, 2020
Just got back from being off the grid in the mountains. Here is an oldie to get things going.
A Santa Fe mixed train pauses in Davidsville one evening in 1959.
E7's with the Golden State
Several years ago now, Russell Straw sent me this picture.....................
Here is my feeble attempt to replicate this loco................................
It is a Model Power, Made in Korea, all metal. I have only run once or twice in the last 16-20 years. Guess I should try it out and check for room, somewhere, for a small Zimo decoder.
An IHC MOUNTAIN Type. Detailed by my friend Chris Hawkins.
We have a problem here!
Did some scenery work. Getting the river ready for pouring the gloss medium.
And did some work on the salvage yard.
A little late this week!
I got a couple of cars done this week!
Intermountain 1937 AAR Boxcar kit, with the ends from an Intermountain 10' High 12 Panel Boxcar to make it into a postwar 1944 AAR Boxcar as the 1937 car has 4/5 panel ends and the postwar car has a 3/4 Dreadnaught End, also had to remove the top rectangular rib as the CNJ cars did not have them. Also added Yarmouth Model Sill Steps in place of the plastic ones. Car was painted with a mixture of Scalecoat II Roof Brown and Boxcar Red and lettered with Tichy decals. These were originally lettered for the CRP (Central Railroad of PA), but after CNJ lost the court case with the State of New Jersery they were re-lettered. Used in general service and could be seen on the NKP as they were part of the Alpha Bet route between Chicago and New York City.
Tichy 53'6" GSC Flat Kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red and lettered with Tichy Decals. Also added a DUHA plate steel load as the EJ&E was a US Steel road.
Had my Athearn FP7's at the club last weekend, made up a mail and express train with RPO, 2-R50b Express Reefers, 3-REX Express Reefers, 2-Express Boxcars, a Combine and Coach.
Thanks for looking!
On a rainy day in Western Maryland, a last glance on WHITE HAVEN before going out to The Chesapeake Bay on the ferry.
The Sumas Turn featured a cut of brand new Georgia Pacific Evans double plug door boxcars.
good job. looks beefy.