Saturday, July 31, 2010

MOW Equipment

As the line grows, I wanted to start adding some MOW equipment. nmanica from got me thinking about a Gondola Crane. It was a pretty simple one night project. I could have taken longer, but I'm happy with the results. The gondola still needs some work...

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Long Term Projects

A couple of fellow N Scalers have gotten me into locomotive detailing and I have decided to take it a step further. I have begun collecting parts and building the SCXY GPs. I'm starting with SCXY (ILSX) 1363. This is going to take longer than I thought, but I think it will be worth it in the long run.Until now I have been using mostly BLMA details. I just got my first shipment of Miniatures By Eric detail parts. The first thing I installed was the proper bell on ILSX 3109, CP 5559 will be getting its winter hatch and the now chop nosed 1363 got its firecracker antenna and is getting fitted for it's winter hatch. I cut down the battery boxes and will be working on matching the walkways and railings soon.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Motive Power Update

There are still a few small details to add (MU holder tube) but otherwise ILSX 3109 is ready for service. I finished the decals, most of the details (check out the wipers and the rear view mirrors) and the weathering. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I also added fiber optic ditch lights up front. I'll dress them up a little more at a later date.
CP 5559 is a new addition to the fleet. The shops still need to get the winter hatch back on top, but we have a couple months of summer to get that done.CN SD40-3 6256 has been receiving some work lately. I still need to swap plows and mu hoses on this one, but the bulk of the major work is done. This one and ILSX have both received BLMA fans and MRC 1806 sound decoders (which are working very well).

Monday, July 5, 2010

Realistic Lumber Loads V2.0

Realizing I hadn't used the proper length cars (thanks Red Caboose for releasing another batch) I picked up a few 73' cars and made some more lumber loads up. This particular load came from the Babine Mill in Burn Lake, BC. I have 4 different Mills done up already.