Wednesday, February 5, 2020

2020 - ARS Hobby Railroad Show

ARS - Hobby Railroad Show

Well... The time has come yet again for the Amherst Railway Society's Hobby Railroad Show!!!
January 25-26 2020

I was there as part of  Northeast N-NTRAK / T-TRAK Winterfest.
This is always a good time for us n-scalers.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

ARS - Hobby Railroad Show

Well... The time has come yet again for the Amherst Railway Society's Hobby Railroad Show!!!
January 28-29 2017

I'll be there as part of  Northeast N-NTRAK / T-TRAK Winterfest.
This is always a good time for us n-scalers.

If you're there, stop by and say hello!
T-TRAK in the Young Building
Main N-TRAK in the Better Living Center (BLC)
Secondary N-TRAK in the Mallory Complex.

I'll be around all three layouts.




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Update - May 2016

DAY-YUM!!
It sure has been a long time since I posted anything...

I've been working on some train-related items. Mainly T-TRAK and fitting decoders into engines. Also been trying to speed match most of them to a common standard.
My standards are a top speed of 50 mph at throttle position 99 (Digitrax). 25 mph at setting 50, etc.


Also trying to outfit a toolbox as a "powerbox" for both T-TRAK and my (somewhat nonexistent) railroad. More on that at a later time!

My latest T-TRAK modules, in the planning stage, are 2 (or more) triple-wide with a grade going down off the RED /. FRONT track.

Later!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Repainted - weathered C&D (Trash) cars - Part 2

Some progress on my C&D cars....
After priming them (I didn't bother to strip them), I left 3 in the primer grey, and 2 in rattle-can sky blue. One sky blue car will become GBRX 934873, an ex-GN  woodchip hopper. Goal is to also model the tarps.



It's coming along... slowly!


The other cars currently look like this:

I will letter them for my private leasing company.

So, why have these been taking so long?  I really don't know, but I've been on a weathering tear lately.
Here's some examples (cars are from both Intermountain and Atlas Trainman):





For comparison, here's a new box from Intermountain.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Repainted - weathered C&D (Trash) cars - Part 1

Working on a new project - between lawn mowing, landscaping, and work on the house!
These are Deluxe Innovations Woodchip cars I'm re-purposing for C&D cars.


I'm not even bothering to strip these. The trucks will be removed, and the bodies will get a shot of gray primer to start.

I hope to have one painted like this one (image courtesy of "notllr")