I’ve been starting work on a Maintenance of Way gang. Besides being visually interesting, I can put them to work and take certain tracks out of service for tie replacement or ballast work.
Thursday, July 13, 2023
I’ve added a few pieces of rolling stock to the roster on White Pine. A scale test car I made by cutting down a Kato tender and building back up and a couple of custom painted FVM boxcars.
WC 870 has a scratch built frame and roof, with Archer rivet decals and a custom brake wheel stand. It is weighted to NMRA specs and I used a custom set of Circus City decals.
WC 20035 and 25014 are custom painted and decaled boxcars, matching prototype pics.
And one more FVM car that I just patched and weathered. This one I based loosely off of a photo I found, it’s not the correct car type, but the MILW paint job was close enough for me to work with.
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
I bought a couple of NScaleKits.com 450T depressed center flatcars. The kits were a hot mess. I had to rebuild every bolster to the correct length. The decks were the wrong shape and had to be rebuilt. The details were poor castings, so I swapped in parts from other kits. I scratch built the loads from some prototype pics I found. I figured these were more visually appealing than the normal grey transformer loads. Finally I have something I like…