I just finished a pair of Soo SD60s. Soo 6000 and Soo 6021. I built them as they would have looked in 2007. These were a fun build, that I'm glad be wrapping up. I'll let you be the judges of the final product.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
While I was finishing a couple of SD60's I had a bunch of wash I made up to weather the engines, so I ran some freight cars through the graffiti shop and then dirtied them up. I just need to paint up some more Fox Valley Wheels to get on them. Soon enough...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I did make some progress in laying out the new modules. I printed a copy of the satellite photo to use to get my track alignment as close as I could to the real thing. I realized I had some switches in the wrong place, so I need to order a couple more of the opposite throws before I glue things down.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Benchwork is done, and the old Rush City is half demolished. I've got part of it carved up to become Rock Creek, a signature photo op on the Skally. That will also be my new photo module for engine projects. Here is me mocking up the Rock Creek bridge over Hwy 361. The jig saw would tear the old Rush City module up a few minutes later.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Well, I made a discovery that affected the design of the new Rush City modules. I'm glad I caught it before I built the benchwork. It turns out I had less space to work with that I though, so to make everything fit I needed to shorten Rush City 6 inches (12 feet is still pretty good for one LDE). No big deal as one end was void of anything major. I edited the plans and foraged on. Temps are back into the low 60's during the day, so I'll get more new module pics tomorrow. I also started to clean off the old Rush modules, as I have made progress on the Rock Creek bridge, and it will need a home soon.
Friday, January 2, 2015
I've managed to take advantage of the time off over the holidays to run back over to the Skally. The lighting was a little harsh, but I managed to grab a couple pics of the newest addition to the Skally Line. I present... SCXY SD40M-2 #1325!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
After catching the CP on the Hinckley Sub., I headed south from Hinckley to catch the Skally at work. Having already dropped cars for interchange they rolled south and SCXY SD40M-2 #1326 was on point. Until the matching 1325 gets delivered, it is partnered with ILSX GP10 #1345. The big EMD looks as good as it sounds!