Attack of the giant cat.
Attack of the giant cat.
I just like the way this video of the model railroad we got for the kid turned out. Also, second- and third-hand junk works amazingly well with a little tlc.
The People’s Railways of Itä-Pasila apologies for the service disturbances today.
During Sim_Michele’s stream tonight I talked about how you could use the new scaling feature in @twistedmexi ‘s TOOL mod to create something like a Model Village, or a Model Train Set. Well I couldn’t sleep tonight until I put that last idea to bed. You can find the decorative nocc Model Railroad Table in my SimDoughnut gallery (userid: simdoughnut).
Have Fun :)!
It’s been a while since my last update, so here are two more locos I’ve built in the meantime. This is no. 12 of 11 engines I planned to have (heh), an 0-4-0 tank engine built on my Bachmann porter. I never really liked the look of the porter, but it runs well. So I rebuilt it into something more to my liking. It’s got a TSU-1000 decoder and a keepalive, which helps with the limited pickup.
This is the latest addition, to replace 2-8-0 no. 9. Again, I wasn’t too happy with how that model looked. Owing to the length of the turntable, I’d had to make it rather short. As such, it always looked ‘off’ to me. This 2-8-2T was built on an IHC 2-8-2 chassis with styrene, PVC pipe and spares I had on hand.
Since there do seem to be some people who enjoy me posting pictures of my model railroad modules, have some more. Maybe that’ll finally motivate me to finish this thing which has been sitting at 94% completion for months. More information about construction and what is still needed below the cut.
Follow-up to this: The cacti have arrived, and since they’re huge (almost certainly intended for H0 and larger, not N), I decided one is enough. That makes this module basically finished, though after taking these pictures, I’ve decided to add some more sands in areas where it was getting thin and spotty. Pictures taken outside mainly because the light is better.
This is a stock Blueford Shops transfer caboose with some simple weathering. Nothing much to report. These are RTR models that are very nice, and in this case, pretty accurate.
Graham County Railroad rides again in N scale! Custom painted and decaled SW8 by TJ Holland.
Layout Design Overview
Athearn Ready-to-roll SW 1500 in the Chicago Short Line scheme right out of the box with only hoses, lift bars, and ditch lights added. In this case, the ditch lights are not operable, but it is a work-in-progress, so I might finish it up and add functionality. I have seen these locos in Northwest Indiana and they are kept pretty clean. My grime rendering is probably an insult to the prototype’s maintenance crew. These models are pretty nice with some nice under-frame details, but also some weird things like the hole in the cab that would normally hold a handrail bracket, but is empty on this version of the loco.
Minor update on locomotive no. 7. I was looking at it, and realised that it wasn’t in the same livery as my other locos. Where they have a ‘graphite’ coloured smokebox and white lining, it had a black smokebox and no lining.
So I gave it a quick repaint, and it now looks like part of the BVLC 'family’.
After buying some secondhand trees, I’ve updated the scenery on the Camp D side of the layout. This has brought it closer to the original vision I had for the layout.
Been a while since I made a post about the railway project, I am happy to say its more than underway, the track laying proved to be alot easier than I expected, even with the electronics and the custom track-size cutting!