Jun 29, 2018
I better get this going. Here is an N scale Texas Special being pulled by two MKT E8s.
Good morning from sunny, hot and humid Northeast Ohio!
I managed to finish, except for installing the Sill Steps on the ECW 1958 CF Covered Hopper kit, that I modified from an ACF to a Bethlehem Steel looking car. Also changed out the cast plastic roof walk for a Plano etched one. In the background is the next NSC 4550CF Canadian Grain Covered Hopper kit I am working on.
Nothing else completed this week, so here are my Bowser CP SD40-2's with a grain train made up of my already built NSC 4550 CF Covered Hoppers some for the Canadian Wheat Board and one for the Alberta Heritage Fund.
Thanks for looking, and lets see some more of the good stuff!
Very nice Russell! As a child, I used to see the KATY trains going through Elgin. Some real cool memories.
Here are a couple of shots of my very nearly complete scene to be added to club layout. This is an ME kit.
I am going to add stripes on front of speeders and some workers and it should be complete. Oh, I forgot there are some oil drums and welding eqpt. to paint and add.
Thanks for looking and have a safe, sane, and sober 4th,
Critter at work. Jim
It's a great thing you took so many pictures your layouts!
Loading up the baggage during a stop in Davidsville:
The 'ol railroad hotel:
Leaded crystal locomotive. Glass sculpture at the Waterford crystal factory. If you could put a motor in it, it would probably pull real well.
Good morning everyone from the west coast. Still more detail to be added to this scene but here is a Western Pacific freight moving through the industrial district of Battle Mountain, Nevada on my Palisade Canyon layout.
Here's a long video of the layouts at the N Scale Convention, including our demo run of the new Scale Trains C39-8.
Thanks for taking the time and effort to edit and post the video. Much appreciated by those who could not make it to SLC. My hat off to you and Rick for the excellent railroad you guys put together. I would love to run one of my favs on a layout such as you had but the SLC show is probably as close as the convention will come to me in a long time. Mike Fifer was impressed and had nothing but great things to say about his experience.
Many times, in the past, while running during a show I have been asked about what was inside the locomotive. I am sure you have as well. I just found this old jpeg showing my answer to folks. A picture is always better than words. Many of the people had no idea that a motor could be so small and that it would have flywheels. Great teaching tool even tho it came out of a B'mann.
What a great idea, Carl!
Thanks Box, Remember I'm a photographer. That's the only reason for these train pics. Sadly, I never learned much more than Red and Black wire. Great times and a great hobby for those smarter than me. Jim
Some more detail added. Finished except for adding some workers...........
Thanks for looking!
How do they get those speeder thingies onto the track?
They have the local zoo loan them a few orangutans to lift them up...Clyde met Clint Eastwood that way.
I don't actually know the answer but I think they just had to "man up" and manhandle them over the main rails and then use large pry bars to get them onto the rails.
Russel, do you know?
Candy, there was a section house on the B&M in Hoosick, NY which had a car similar to these. There were a pair of scoungy rails from the hut out to the main track that the car was wheeled on. There was planking between the rails of the main that the crew wheeled the car onto. Then the crew lifted and rotated the car onto the main rails. When all was set and done, the foreman took his position at the controls while the crew pushed the car fast enough so the foreman could engage the clutch (drive belt) to start the one-lung motor. Then they putt-putted down the main. Kinda fun to watch.