Nov 25, 2011
Here is an oldie to kick things off this week.
Thanks for opening Russel!
Here is a Kato SD45 that I added detail parts to such as MU hoses, Signal Control Box, Lift Rings, Marker Lights, Sinclair Antenna. Also in locating the Signal Control Box in front of the Engineer, I filled the holes of the grabs on that side and drilled new ones on the fireman's side. Painted with Scalecoat II Black paint and lettered with Microscale's PC Set and Diesel Detailing Set.
Thanks for looking!
An oldie from me as well ............
My Key Challenger, soon to sport a Tsunami and oval speaker.
Looks like Black Friday with that steamer and the Penn Central, so I'll offer my RSD-15 in PW&NJ's' black yard switcher paint scheme, along with the 59-tonner in grungy blue.
I'm busy with benchwork and turnout building. But I can run some trains too.
Here's train No. 53 on it's way from Fiddletown to Wolf Creek, approaching Salina.
San Francisco area NMRA Coast Division Meet:12/4/11
As a model RR public service to all:
Any of you who are in the San Francisco Bay Area, next
weekend you are invited to come as a guest to the Coast Division Meet on
Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Boy Scouts of America HQ building
at 1001 Davis Street in San Leandro, CA.
Guests are always welcome at the NMRA Coast Division meets, there's no
charge (what a deal!) We have Show and Tell, Photo and Model Contest, Clinics,
all free of charge, provided by the Coast Division.
You may especially like these two clinics (see below), and you get to find out
what's going on in model railroading in the San Francisco Bay area NMRA
Coast Division at the same time as well.
You can see full pictures, details about all the happens in our quarterly meet
reports web pages (going back to Dec 2005), at:
For those of you not able to attend, here's three photos of general interest, enjoy!
1) NMRA 2011 National Convention Model Contest 1st Place Diesel, GM&O Ingalls Diesel in HO,
by Tom Vanden Bosch
2) Edwin Ness just knocked our socks off with his O scale model of his house under
construction. Used scale-sized model lumber and is built and framed with the exactly
correct construction techniques, spacing, and dimensions. Impressive!!!
3) The future of our hobby is well assured. Dominic DiMaio, age 12, displayed this
superbly weathered N scale SP SD50:
Here's what we have planned:
9:00 AM ............ Doors open. Free Door Prizes. Buy Raffle Tickets.
9:30 AM ............ Get Aucon Cards.
10:00 AM ............ "Operations, Plain and Simple" by Seth Neumann.
An initiation into the wonderous world of operations with a view to the simple
11:00 AM ............ "Building a Resin Car Kit" by Dave Connery
Dave will walk us thru the steps, share his tricks and techniques for
construcng a resin molded freight car
11:00 AM ............ Model Railroad Roundtable moderated by Jerry Littlefield
12 Noon .............. Business Meeting
~1:00 PM* ......... Auction starts, Roundtable continues
1:30 PM ............ Model/Photo Contest Results
3:30 PM ............ Timesaver Results, Raffle
9:30 AM – 1:15 PM:
Model Contest: Favorite Model
Photo Contest: Favorite Railroad Related Photo
Allen Fenton Timesaver Switching Contest (unl 3:15)
See more about all this by downloading the December 2011 Coast E-Dispatcher:
We also have Show and Tell: bring any model to share and show off!
Works in progress welcome!
Have a go at the Allen Fenton Timesaver
switching puzzle, Which is a fun, devilish little
switching layout and friendly competition we have at
every Coast Division Meet.
You got to try it!
If you're interested, please come by as our guest of the Coast Division, Pacific Coast
Happy Holidays to all,
As a public model RR service On behalf of the NMRA Coast Division,
Coast Division Model Contest chair-flunkie
NMRA PCR Coast Division Model Contest /
Photo Contest / Show and Tell web pages:
X2011 West National Convention photo/video repository:
Been a while since I submitted any photos - I've been working on some home renovation projects so railroad time has been limited for the past several months. I finally finished the first section of Frostbite Falls, my winter scenery section. Here's a few pics....
George I like your photos. Good to see winter anytime of the year. I see the storm felled one of your crossing signs! Jim:thumbs_up:
Jim, Thanks for the compliment. Yes, that crossbuck.... it was actually hit just before the photo was taken by the oversize load being carried through the area - a giant camera! The photo crew didn't pick that up until they got back to the darkroom and developed the film.
On the left is a hill added by the Chief Cook & Bottle Washer (my Brother) of the Beebe River RR to conceal a 90 degree corner.
George, I had to look twice at your first photo. Wow...please accept my compliments. You have that wintry look down pat. Very nice indeed!
Well, it finally arrived. We heard about a Canadian Pacific excursion headed by a large T1c 2-10-4 Selkirk coming to Seneca Falls. After lengthy negotiations and some exchange of a few coins (do I hear a horse choking!?), the powers that be finally allowed the monster to come through Seneca Sub. Here it is, caught on my favourite spot:
Here's one from 2004 on my ECI railroad.
Just some old ones this week.
Here is my imagineered steel drover caboose. I operate it with 2-3 cattle cars. L&H Packing Company is a company here is San Antonio. They are a very large meat packer in the Southwest US.
Wet and steamy day on the PW&NJ
This is my son's new (new used, anyway) Bachmann Spectrum 2-8-0 making it's debut appearance on my little diorama, rearranged a little and touched up with some special effects.
Head on shot of my Bachmann GP38-2
Joe and Sharon Mainz layout here in San Antonio. H0 scale.
Great job on the smoke! A lot of attempts I see a photoshopping steam and smoke is uh....not very good. Yours is excellent! :thumbs_up:
More pictures from Silver Valley RR:
and a video