A few years ago, I purchased a model of one of the Black River and Western’s RS1. I have a soft spot in my heart for the BR&W, since it was one of my first train rides, but I found I barely ran the locomotive. When Atlas had a sale on decorated shells, I knew […]
The annual BANTRAK Festival of Trains show at the B&O museum is coming up, which means I’m going to have an opportunity to show off a bunch of my rolling stock. However, I realized my stockpile of cars needing weathering has grown significantly, so it was time to do something about that.
My model of Conrail B23-7 1928 had a frame that “disintegrated”, and I finally got around to replacing it.
I was volunteered to assemble a DPM kit for my NTRAK club’s fundraiser, and was reminded how much I hate working with DPM kits. BANTRAK, my local NTRAK club, builds a raffle layout each year as a fundraiser. We put together something small, sell some tickets during our big year-end show at the B&O museum, […]
Creating a yard office for Windsor St has been a long undertaking, but now I’m in the construction phase, and things are starting to look good.
Years ago I picked up one of the Atlas NE6 cabooses when they first came out. I did some work on it, but realized I wasn’t happy with what I had done. That car got retired and replaced by a newer model, purchased at a recent train show.
I’m using the post-holiday downtime to make some progress on a few projects I’ve got going: repairing my GP10 5863, detailing my new SW1500s: 9590 and 9594, and detailing my new GP7 5601.
I was going through some of my photos and came across this one. I had taken it right after getting a pair of Trainworx pup trailers. I posed them on the NCR Shelf.
Fox Valley Models 50′ Boxcars are a welcome addition to the marketplace, but their ride height leaves quite a bit to be desired. It’s quick and easy to fix that.
The 10 year old Kato SD45 mechanism that will be powering my model of Conrail 6147 has put many scale miles under its wheels. While working on the paint and decals on the shell I realized I should also pay the mechanism some attention.