Tony Koester’s recent book on Allen McClelland’s Virginian & Ohio was an incredible tribute to a man who’s work made the hobby I’ve known my whole life. It also inspired me to do a little “What would Allen do?” work to bring little bits of the V&O to my own world.
I should be laying track. I should be laying track. I should be laying track. Instead I’m applying more pastels to cars.
I have decided to do a little MA&PA modeling (since we now live across the street from it). First step? Building MPA #26. So far I’ve gotten the tender sorted out.
Years ago I used a set of pastels for weathering. They worked ok and many of the cars I used them on are still in the fleet, but PanPastels have looked very interesting and all of the work I’ve seen that used them looked pretty good. I decided to jump in and give them a […]
I’m continuing to play with my backdrops. Here are a few more test photos.
I realized I should probably jot this down for anyone looking to model winter forests.
Many years ago I owned a Volvo 240DL wagon. It was a great car. Eventually, the expected costs of running it caught up with it, and I ended up trading it in for a newer one. When I discovered a model of the car on Shapeways, I had to have one.
Conrail inherited a large number of early GPs from its predecessors. 7182 is a GP that is an ex-Penn Central unit that hasn’t been given its coat of blue yet.
N Scale has been lacking good bridge shoes for years. There are few out there, and those that are aren’t that great. Until now.
In the mid 80s, the Maryland Midland purchased a pair of former Burlington Northern SD24s. In real life, these engines proved to be short lived on the MMID: being too punishing on their track and ill suited to the railroad’s needs. However, in the alternate reality in which my NCR themed layouts exist, they stuck […]