Oct 14, 2011
It's back to the archives for this photo. The Gulf bulk oil distributor in Rosenberg, Texas.
I am about 90% complete on my U33C, all I have left to do is install the speed recorder, air line cables, jewels and number board numbers at which time I will take new photographs. The majority of the detail parts came from the DA kit for Atlas U33C's with the lift rings from Utah Pacific and the Sinclair Antenna from DW. Decals were from the PC set and the Diesel Detailing sets from Microscale.
These engines were ordered by the Pennsylavania, but were delivered in PC paint. Probably the first engines in the PC paint scheme.
Thanks for looking!
Just been doing some weathering this past week on some Ebay specials.
Tyco UP 40' Hi-cube
Bachmann Santa Fe 50' steel reefer
Bachmann Santa Fe 50' all-door boxcar
Tyco Diamond Chemical tank car
Model Power Cities Service Oil tank car
Bachmann unlettered 50' depressed center flat
Georgia Northeastern 50' Hi-cube boxcar
Burlington Northern 50' Hi-cube boxcar
Model Power Canadian National 2-bay hopper
UP GP9 #275 idles for a moment while switching the Taylor Yard Grain elevator. The Model is a near 20 year old Front Range Products GP9.
A Southern 2-8-0 pulls a local passenger train past Terra Chemical. This is the great Bachmann Spectrumm 2-8-0.
A Santa Fe GP38 is being prepped for a day of work at Barclay. GP38 by Atlas.
Two UP trains meet at the foot of the Canyon. UP AC4400 6539 is leading up a Stack train, UP 6005 is leading up the daily manifest.
Some shots of Doolittle Freight on our N-scale shunting shelf project:
Nothing glamourous here, just more details on my GP60B and 60M.
My project today was to wire two GP9m's together in a permanent consist. Usually the biggest problem with this is what to do with the wires. The best thing is to make them look like something that would actually be there between two 1:1 locos. An air hose and an mu cable. The wire I used was cut from a 9-pin JST harness just so you know how small they are. Instead of trying to explain how it looks I'll let the photos do the talking.
Relatively close close-up:
And this is as close as I could get without hitting the locos:
As to why I did it, the lead unit (Walthers Trainline GP9m) has pickup problems that just kill it's performance. By hard wiring it to the trailing unit (a Frankenstein I built with Front Range, Athearn and Proto 2000 parts) which has excellent pickup I get the full combined pulling power of both locos and steady smooth performance from both. Not the ideal solution but it works.
round 2 for me. All taken at the Slim Rails trainshow in Colorado Springs.
A D&RGW 2-8-8-2 awaits the southbound "Royal Gorge".
UP1989 cruises past the intermodel terminal.
Shortly followed by another SD70.
One of the Slim Rails dogbone loop ends.
John: Cool quanset-hut-like building in the first picture. Is that a kit or scratched?
The building came from a fuel depot kit that is made by Walthers.
WC, your newest project is quite inspirational. I love the half boxcar idea and the scene you have created around it.
A quiet, snowy day at Bing-Taylor yard with a lease unit set for the night's outgoing consist:
This first picture is almost a week old. I placed C&EI 1200 on Yard Track #1 to help visualize how the hand-laid Code 55 rail was going to look.
This second picture is current progress on the Ravenswood, WV yard. Code 55 on the ends of all 4 of the yard tracks. Code 70 will be joined to them and the switches will be laid in Code 70. I will be dabbing a black, muddy mixture of acrylics in the ballast in places to help the effect of this poorly maintained yard in early spring time.
Finally finished a project tonight...
The parts were cut out of .015 Styrene with my vinyl cutter. If I can figure out how to make instructions for it, this may be offered as a kit.
Very nice Tony!! I always liked the N & W
MC, I like the way you used the space inside the warehouse to mount the throttle control. John did you make it to the roundhouse gang swap meet?
I'm late as always. he he he
Really like a lot of the work on here. That u33 looks great. N scale right?
Good work on the weathering of cars. in the next section.
Geepfan, I love old locos! Nothing like getting out an old friend for a run on the layout.
Fuji the layout is coming along great. Such a tiny layout and the structures are huge!!!
Jeffrey, we need a wide shot so we can see the consist.
Nice N&W car. I used to live a few blocks from one of their branches. I have a real weak spot for N&W, thanks for bringing back good memories.
Hand laid track looks great, but what brand is that C&EI unit. Very nice paint scheme.
The winter scene is nicely done. Guess I will have to go see if there are more pics of the layout on here.
I don't have anything as well modeled as any of that, but I do have two running shots I like from recent train watching on my layout.
Something like this?