Aug 20, 2021
Good morning from sunny and hot Northeast Ohio!
Got some modeling done this week, including cleaning up the workbench area.
Branchline 40' 1944 ARR Boxcar kit, added a 9' door, Moloco End of Car Cushioning pockets and A-line sill steps, then painted with a Mixture of Jade Green and BN Green Paint and lettered with Microscale Decals. The GN in 1961 acquired these car for special service as indicated by the cushioning and CarPak loaders and they were still seen in the 1980's in their original paint scheme.
Intermountain ACF Covered Hopper kit, painted with Scalecoat II MOW Gray paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. This car was on of hundreds owned by the B&O for grain service in the area the railroad served. (I needed some plain jane covered hoppers to go with some of the colorful ones in the fleet.)
Also built some prelettered kit cars to expand the fleet of PRR Coal hoppers, I did dull coat the shiny paint that came with the cars.
Since I got the new Tangent cars I took a bunch of my 86' Hi-Cubes, 60' Hi-Cubes and a coil car to replicate one of the Delta Turns where the DT&I turned over parts from Dearborn to the N&W who forwarded them to the Ford Assembly plant in Milpitas, CA and Kansas City, KS.
Thanks for looking!
Rock Island #750 was one of two AB6 models used to pull the Colorado Springs section of the Rocket between Limon and Colorado Springs. This N Scale model was built by a friend of mine many years ago and was just in my shop recently for a new head light.
From some years ago, an N Scale NYO&W Bachmann bobber hack that I painted, decaled, and added window glass and M-Ts to.
An AC-2 hard at work
Just a couple of days back I was looking at a couple of slides of GN box cars, painted in this color scheme. I could not recall if there was a specific name for the color. (Decades have passed....) Do you know?
Glacier Green, it faded quickly and ended up lighter than a newly painted car.
It comes from the color of lakes that are fed by glacial runoff. This one is in the Canadian Rockies.
Yes, it did indeed fade. BSB also flattened and faded. Did not look very good. Maybe Rocky did not like seeing his traditional colors changed.
"Plain Jane" still looks mighty crisp!
Nice looking stuff here.
Very nice work.I've always loved this old Bachman bobber.
Here is a roster shot of my BNSF units; I thought it would be fun to do a few shots with the new SD75M. Usually I don’t post in the weekend photo fun threads, but I thought this was a bit unique and interesting. I also updated my profile photo to better reflect the BNSF ‘rainbow era’ in my modeling period, with cascade green and Santa Fe’s various schemes coming together to form the new BNSF. With a proper warbonnet locomotive, I was finally able to get a new profile picture; I figured the old one had been around long enough.
More from the Colorado Model RR Museum.
A bit of early morning action today as I will be away for a bit starting tomorrow. So driving a couple of trains is a must!
And starting the fast fruit,
Someone has a really big package on the way...
Heavy, too. Eight axles to haul that around.
Picked that one up at an estate sale in Ottawa a few years ago. Nice piece but unrollable because of the high center of gravity. This monster has a really slow slow order on it...
A rotor open to the weather like that would only be heading to one place, the scrapper!
Seriously, that is a really cool model. I like the cribbing under the load. It would be a shame to hide that under tarpaulins.
Mike, your imagination is fantastic, beyond comparison.
Some GM products in eastern Colorado.
Nothing unusual here except possibly the road being modeled. You don't see too many Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac locos. When I was actively railfanning a train from Florida to Kearny, NJ and back was running called the Orange Blossom Special of OBSN (northbound) and OBSS (southbound). It was always lead by an RF&P loco. I fell in love with the paint scheme and how clean the locos were.
These are Athearn RTR GP40-2's.