Aug 17, 2012
Down by the tracks in Rosenberg.
I got the snowshed installed! 8602 poking its nose out of the east end...
Have a great weekend everyone!
Nice - sends a shiver up my body just thinking about standing on the hillside to capture this photo (it is that realistic). Great job, Mark!
What's going on here? I don't like the look of this.
Interesting and inspiring scenes. Hope more folks will add.....
Looks like a cat fight is about to start. Great pics everyone.
Great shot of the snowshed. I had to look twice on that.
Non-runners I rebuilt this week. Don't be thrown by the Bachmann GP40 bodies. The frames are Atlas.
Atlas GP40 (1 of 2)
Atlas GP40 (2 of 2)
It was a busy week.
Maybe..."Modeling Weekend Video Fun"??? A partner to the snowshed photo....
I hope you enjoy it and it cools you down wherever you are!
EXCELLENT RUSS & CANDY
A meeting of:
Miss Pheobe Snow
Beautiful work Mark. Very realistic. What do you use for the snow?
Great work folks LOVE that snow shed scene, Mark.
A Guilford U23B does some switching
Thank you for the kind compliments.
The snow is primarily sifted Lightweight hydrocal with a few coats of dillute gesso to whiten it up. There is more specialized stuff in a few places but I pretty much follow Mike Danneman's well documented techniques.
That video is incredible......takes N Scale to a new level of detail! Thanks for sharing that!
Yeah Mike.....but which one has Priority??????? LOL
G&OM work extra #1803 with a Work Authority between MP 0.0 Ravenswood YL and MP 17.6 Elizabeth team track. MoW crews spreading ballast in various locations. Speed restricted to 10 mph until further notice.
At this time of year, the late afternoon sun can shine in the door to the layout, falling across the roundhouse area
Good grief, has it really been a month since my last update?
A couple of weeks ago I managed to get most of the hard to reach brewery tracks installed on the helix cap. I also completed the turnaround loop and mains behind the brewery.
Last night I hoisted the sucker back up onto its supports and continued laying track. The westbound track gang has pushed past the Idaho Springs crossover and is approaching the Idaho Springs team track.
The upper level is devilishly close to being operable as a dogbone. Unfortunately, I do have to sleep, so it's off to bed for now.
The North Coast Limited is preparing to depart the Minneapolis Great Northern depot, behind Q power...
Here is the lead loco seen from the other side if the river...