Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WSOR 4006

Some projects go better than others. I took a second shot at puting BLMA cut levers on one of my SD40-2s. The first round I mounted them to low, so I pulled them off did a little chassis shaving and they turned out so good I added a BLMA plow and MU hoses. I'm happy with it. Next I'll need an all-weather window and a cab shade.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Set Back City

I had been making progress, slow but sure on my Pice CIty Bridge scene, here it is after the first coat of Woodland Scenic water. everything went great. Then I applied the second coad (no pictures, sorry) the product was fine, I think I had some changes in room temperature that adversly affected it, I got rippling then bubbling. The scene was ruined. I've torn it apart and am trying to salvage the bridge to try again...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Why I Love Minnesota Part 2

NS 9-40CW 9829 heavy on the throttle out of Northtown yard at University.CN ES44DC 2243 leads a mixed freight into the CP Shoreham yard.CP SD40-2 #6067, hiding in Shoreham, waiting for the main to clear.The Shoreham yard crew using CP (SOO) MP15AC 1553.I was able to get the shots in these two posts in less than 2 hours. Not to shabby.

Why I Love Minnesota Part 1

For those that don't know, the Twin Cities of St.Paul and Minneapolis are a railroading mecca. What was the GN, NP and Milwaukee Road has yielded to the BNSF, CN, CP, UP, Progressive Rail, Minnesota Commercial and Amtrak. On any given day you will see those plus power from NS, CSX and KCS.
BNSF C44-9W #4030 Leads the lineup at Midway Yard, taking the Z train to Chicago.
BNSF C44-9W #723, stuck in the middle.

CSX C40-8W following along.
I thought I would also toss in a picture of the BNSF GP60B #341, sitting on the storage line at Northtown, mixed in with a few of the remaining SD40-2s.