Jan 1, 2021
Revisited an old Kodachrome.
Good morning from cloudy and cold Northeast Ohio, expecting freezing rain and then heavy rain later today.
Finished a couple of cars during the week.
Kadee Cushion Underframe car kit, painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red #3 and lettered with Mask Island Decals. Car was built in 1964 and was in general service for the Rock Island and successors.
Proto 2000 52'6" Gon kit which appoximates the B&LE gons in the 15000 car series class. Painted with Scalecoat II Boxcar Red #3 and lettered with Champ Decals. General Service Gondola for the B&LE for steel products of the USS Steel plants in the Pittsburgh area.
Athearn GP40-2's with a general freight, although the first cars are all from the Campbell Soup factory out of Napoleon, OH. Picture take at the Wharf Area of the Strongsville, OH Club Layout.
Thanks for looking!
Here is one I completed and 1st posted in April 2019. Sorry 'bout the repeat but I like it. The coker unit track is loaded down. Running a special on petroleum coke for the new year.....................
Have a good year,
Beautiful work and beautiful pics -- looks like things are going strong at the strongsville club -- hope that continues for you all
Happy New Year
For some reason, one of the features of a larger Santa Fe steamer which always grabs my attention is their big, boxy tenders.
From about 1975 as seen on a branchline on my old N Scale railroad. The locomotive was a Fleischmann Model 7969, which was equipped with two motor-driven track cleaning disks underneath. It was a great runner that pulled well and never stalled. The overhead was merely rubber thread and track was Arnold Rapido. Station was Atlas Item 2850 / Pola 000200.
Life Like E8 Frisco 2022 Middlegound.
That's a beautiful model Joe. The Frisco's Es were so classy. Say, be sure to post this again on 01/01/2022, as your engine number will then match the year.
I have 7 N scale Frisco E8's, two are being changed to E7 for the Texas Special locomotives with fluting on the sides.
I'll try to remember posting next year.
Can't live without those.
The MKT pair.
And the Frisco set.
I posted this one before, but while we're on the subject of E units, here's my 2 cents worth.
For a PM fan there's not much that could make this scene better, except maybe a BL2 or a class C consolidation sitting on the spur.
I like the color
in the early morning light, a little bit fresh in the shadow but the sun is shining........
Happy New Year!
Sven & Dirk
That's a really cool shot Tom!!!!
While I'm a diehard Pere Marqette fan steeped in enchantment blue and venetian yellow, I have to admit that western roads like the Katy and Frisco used some really attractive liveries. Yes, I would describe their colors as vibrant much like Santa Fe's red warbonnet.
The D&RGW bought three GP60s. They were wreck replacements. The merger with SP was imenent, when these units, 3154, 3155 and 3156 arrived on property. They were the last new units painted in the black and gold Rio Grande image. Even the engineer's and conductor's sheets were embossed with SSW.
This weekend looks like I will not have time for a run by. However, I do have some photos.
This is my B&O passenger power.
IHC 4-6-2 Pacific
Proto 2000 E7A
Proto 2000 E8/9A and E8/9B (unpowered)
The next two are very special. They are of the Christmas gift my son surprised me with; Broadway Limited PRR T-1.
Since I can only run the T-1 on the straightaways this gives me the extra motivation to get moving on the layout redo and install those 22 and 24 inch curves.
My son attempting to run a freight. Says he still likes his video games better. Geeezzzz
MoPac detouring from the Pittsburg Sub. Happy New Year.