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.
For years the ubiquitous 50′ exterior post Railbox car was missing from the N scale market. Microtrains and Model Die Casting had made them years ago, but up until about a year ago, finding them was hit or miss. Then Athearn bought MDC and started re-releasing their “Berwick” box cars. One of their first roadnames […]
Conrail only owned 6 “normal” C30-7s, so 6602 is a bit of an oddball compared to the 50 C30-7As that far outnumbered them on the roster. However, in N scale, we don’t have C30-7As available, but way back in 1994 Kato released the C30s in 2 numbers. A few months back I came across one […]