Sep 24, 2021
Good morning from Sunny and Cool Northeast Ohio!
This weeks completed projects!
Car #12, Tichy USRA Hopper kit with panel sides including the extension, painted with Scalecoat II Silver (with a touch of green paint) and the extension painted with Floquil Reading Green, decals were included with the kit. The Anderson's of Maumee, Ohio purchase several hundred of the Wabash's Panel Side Hoppers and converted them to haul grain from the Maumee Elevator to the Port of Toledo, especially after the St. Lawrence Seaway was completed.
Intermountain 1937 AAR Boxcar kit, painted with Scalecoat II Black and Boxcar Red paints and lettered with Speedwitch Media Decals. Car was one of 1,000 purchased by the C&O in February of 1942, this is the 1948 repaint scheme. Car was in general service on the C&O.
Athearn Bluebox GP40-2, with added detail including, grabs, lift rings, MU stands, Firecracker Antenna, Rock Plows, and uncoupling levers. Painted with Floquil Brass Paint and lettered with Herald King Decals. This unit was painted in this scheme to commerate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of EMD.
After I finnished a couple of more G39 Ore Jennies, thought I would take my train of 38 ore jennies pulled by a C628 and C630 to replicate the ore trains comming out of Whiskey Island in Cleveland heading towards Pittsburgh.
Thanks for looking!
An S-12 hard at work,
Whoa, that's an awesome scene right there!
he finished Union Station with a Reading passenger train headed by a 4-6-2 Pacific by Mehano.
I went over the station with a light gray pastel and I feel it is not as stark as before.
From many years ago, a photo of an N Scale cylindrical hopper I painted for a mythical shortline. The area of the Carolinas we live in is known alternately as the Sandhills and the Midlands, so I combined the two. This is one of the few cars I've ever weathered.
A grimy CN MLW switcher that hasn't seen the wash rack in a long time goes into town for a pickup:
On the ground floor of the building behind the engine is "my" electronics sales and repair shop...
There's a handy vacuum tube tester in there for those who need to check out which one is kaput.
That mythical looks like it belongs in Midland Texas area. Lots of sandhills.
I have been upgrading my intermodals to what is more common today. I just finished the last 3 cars and 6 containers, so I won't be boring you anymore.
Bad camera work:
Thanks for looking. If you are in the Las Cruces area next week 9/29 - 10/03, come see us at the Southern New Mexico State Fair.
The light at the end of the tunnel...
Oh, nice one!
Boring? No way. Fun to watch, YES!!!
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or am I about to get run down?
Yes. Embrace the healing power of "and". I don't have much scenery on my layout yet but I stumbled upon this scene while doing some signal testing. I discovered the tunnel bore is fully scenic'd.
Well, it looks great!
And I think the story goes something like this.
A PESSIMIST sees a dark tunnel An OPTIMIST sees light at the end of the tunnel A REALIST sees a freight train The TRAIN OPERATOR sees 3 idiots standing on the tracks... - Unknown
If only we could have more such happy accidents in this hobby!
If I look for happy accidents will I miss them? Kinda like Schrodinger's cat. I think. I'm not physics minded but I seem to remember he has something to say about cats in boxes.
Schrodinger is the reason why I get dirty looks from cats when I pronounce his name...