Aug 28, 2015
Nice Consist Tom. The extra work was worth it. M
Nice looking unit's Tom really like 1976
Had an Op session Sunday with some good friends over, was great to see them! With our 1 week of Fall come and seemingly gone I look FWD to a little more time in the MRR barn!
On the Xovers at Cliff
On the QA&P bridge west of Quanah
One day soon I’ll bee running trains again. I e been building and not running. As soon as this corner is finished I will need to run some trains through it.
Beem workin on this older Oriental brass U25B for a while, replaced the chassis with a highly modified old BB Athearn runs like a Swiss watch. Added a lighting kit with the beacon, Weathered it up a bit and away we go.
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A true U-Boot as they would say in ww2.
Nice looking high hood rarity there.
I have been absent for a bit workin on many projects. This SL-SF Walthers 86' Hi Cube Boxcar, I put Plano cut bars on, Reboxx wheels and spent a couple hours weathering it up. The GTW car is an old Athearn with same modifications that got weathered up a bit too. Here they are on a train headed out of town.
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Nice looking cars GJ
I appreciate it.
Get ready for some competition GJ.
My freelance Wichita Northwestern is coming down the track soon.
WEELLL. Lets get it oonnn!!!
Naaaaaah I'll let you have the dust bowel region lol.
Slight change for my road but will still have a little competition fer y'all on the Western end of the system.
Love your QA&P
But I need Struggling coal trains with 3-5 unit helpers on a 2% grade dragging your eastbound freight over the hills hehehehehe.
Did you use oils or pastels on the car weathering.
I used Bragdon Chalks, craft paints, and thin washes of paints sprayed on. I spend too much time on them. When we get the 60 car unit coil steel train on the 2 1/2% we have 4-5 SD's on the point with two on the rear. You would be impressed at how much these little locomotives are pulling. I wish I had one of those dnyo cars Walthers put out a few years ago to see what these things are really pulling.
Here is a video of my outfit, I didnt do the filming, and he makes some mistakes, but all in all a good video of the outfit.
Talking of brutes. Here is a video of one of our sand trains on the Moffat Sub (UP) getting started at Tolland siding.
There is GE on the train but it shows the torture these units go thru. Before AC's were here we would have had 5 SD'd on the point with a 3-4 unit swing helper set cut in. I don't think I was the engineer on this outfit. But I been on a few.
Fabulous layout Tom. So spacious I love it. But where is the superintendent telling patrons to get their elbows off the layout......
Thats Funny Michael. It is amazing that you need to follow some folks and take note of all the stuff they tear up. The worst is a thief though. Open houses are a special Pain..
I once had a young man grab a throttle and crank the throttle wide open, fortunately we caught on to him before the locomotive shot off the layout.
Wow! That would earn him a trip to the exit door, we don't let someone have a throttle unless a qualified engineer is with them for a while, so they get the feel of the operation.
Nice thing about a switching operation, full throttle is about 20 SMPH..... we don’t get anywhere fast.....