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Current Projects Page Last Updated: April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014: Completed another simple detail job on a DRGW SD50 today.  Also weathered the NYNJ SW1500 and updated the photos.

April 10, 2014: Another project completed.  This time an HO New York New Jersey SW1500.  Still waiting to see where we are heading next with the Army, but at least I'm clearing out the backlog of projects.  I have a bunch of items I need to work on from my own collection, so I'll be tackling some of those next as time permits - starting with the Canadian National SD50F.

April 9, 2014: It's been a few days since my last update due to the kids spring sports kicking off last week.  I did manage to finish up a few projects, however.  This week's gallery updates include an Alaska RR SD45, 2 CSX Cabeese, 2 CSX tankers, and a CEFX tanker.  All of them are basically "protolanced" paint schemes, meaning they are not necessarily prototype for that particular engine or freight car/caboose. 

March 30, 2014: Finished up installing several Tsunami Sound Decoders this weekend and their associated engines that were custom weathered and patched/detailed for the Dumas, Dalhart, & Elk City Railway (DDE)

March 22, 2014: Finished up three more cabeese this morning.  This time for the Louisville and Nashville.  Also finished weathering a pair of Union Pacific engines.

March 15, 2014: Finished an Indiana Railroad SD90MAC in the 25th Anniversary paint scheme today.  Should have a few more projects completed this weekend.

March 9, 2014: Had a good and productive weekend while continuing to clean out the backlog of items.  The first item is a NW2 for the High Splint Mining Railway.  Next is another pair of KCS cabeese custom painted and weathered in the all white scheme.  Next is another Erie caboose and finally, I weathered another HO Intermountain BNSF ES44DC

March 1, 2014: Another batch of engines and cars finished today.  The first is a patched Canadian National C40-8W.  This engine isn't going to win any best of show awards in the near future.  The second engine is a SOO Line SD40-2 and finally a pair of C&NW Bi-Level passenger cars

February 28, 2014:  Last day of February already.  To celebrate, I finished up a pair of engines today.  First is another CEFX SD40-2 in their popular "Bluebird" scheme.  The second engine is another fantasy Norfolk Southern unit, this time an EMD E8A to go along with the other EMD F7A's I did a few years ago.

February 27, 2014: I finally settled on the layout era I'm going to tackle when I retire, so my focus is on procuring the roster for Conrail between 1998 and 1999.  So, I need to clean up my roster a bit and have posted anything that does not fit.  It includes both engines and freight cars.  The list can be found here.

February 23, 2014: Finished up another BNSF MP15DC today. I also finished a pair of SD40-2's for Helm Leasing, one in Cornell Red and one in CSX Blue.

February 17, 2014: Finished another GDRMCo SD70M, but this time in HO scale.  Also added photos of the recently completed GTW SD40-2 and updated photos of the CN SD40-2 after it was weathered.  Finally, finished up another CFMG SD40-2.

February 9, 2014:  Finished the other CSX ICHABAD graffiti hopper today.  Also had a chance to touch up two CSX SD40-2 units (2434 and 2435) that I took in trade last year for some other work.  I painted these units in 2005 while I was stationed in Los Angeles.  Had to find something to do while the paint was drying on three other projects I was working on today.

February 8, 2014: Finished up a few projects today.  First is a CP Rail SD40-2F made from a Kaslo Shops kit.  The drive train is a Kato SD40-2 and Kaslo provided the shell and most of the details.  The next project was a simple graffiti job on a CSX 4650cf 3-Bay Hopper.  The decal was custom made by a friend on The Railwire.  Finally, a couple of Will Models cast resin vehicles

February 3, 2014:  Finished up a Canadian National SD40-2.

February 2, 2014: Finished a Santa Fe Southern GP16 last night. 

January 17, 2014: Finished seven NYO&W cabeese this afternoon and also put the finishing touches on a BNSF MP15DC

January 12, 2014: Finally received the new compressor last Friday and was able to get back to work.  This weekend I finished the following units: BNSF GP60M, BNSF SD70MAC, BNSF SD60M, BNSF NW2, several NYO&W freight/passenger cars, an Erie Caboose, three Lackawanna Cabeese, and finally an HO CSX C40-9W.  I'm also making progress on a Santa Fe Southern GP16 and should have that one completed in the next couple of days.  I've updated the projects page with the most current progress as well. 

January 4, 2014: Added a pair of photos of an ATSF HO car I weathered and tagged with graffiti a few weeks ago.  Just got around to taking the photos this afternoon.

January 3, 2014: Happy New Year everyone!  We finished up 2013 with an excellent trip to Italy.  Overall it was a very good year with only a few minor set backs. I'm still waiting on the new compressor to arrive, but expect it early next week.  I'll be working on the models that need minor work only in the mean time.  I've also cleaned up the home page a little and moved all of the 2013 stuff to the Year In Review page.

December 23, 2013:  Ugh, another wonderful update today.  I was working on a batch of stuff that needed weathering when my air compressor decided it had enough and incinerated itself.     

So, I ordered another one and it should be here on the 6th of January, which is when we get back from our trip to Italy.  At least it blew up right before we left and not when I got back. 

eNjoy!

Brian

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