Layout Design Overview
SD60 on my N scale layout…
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.
Layout Room Prep
Running the Shay on the logging layout
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!