April 11, 2014:
Completed another simple detail job on a
SD50 today. Also weathered the NYNJ SW1500 and
updated the photos.
April 10, 2014:
Another project completed. This time an HO
New York New
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
RR SD45, 2
CSX Cabeese, 2
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
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 15, 2014:
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
Splint Mining Railway. Next is another pair of
cabeese custom painted and weathered in the all white scheme.
Next is another
Erie caboose and finally, I weathered another HO
February 28, 2014:
Last day of February already. To celebrate, I
finished up a pair of engines today. First is another
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
February 17, 2014:
GDRMCo SD70M, but this time in HO
scale. Also added photos of the recently completed
SD40-2 and updated photos of the
SD40-2 after it was weathered. Finally, finished up
February 9, 2014:
Finished the other CSX
ICHABAD graffiti hopper today. Also had a chance to
touch up two CSX SD40-2 units (2434
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
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
4650cf 3-Bay Hopper. The decal was custom made by a
friend on The Railwire. Finally, a couple of Will Models cast
January 17, 2014:
cabeese this afternoon and also put the finishing touches on a
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:
freight/passenger cars, an
Erie Caboose, three
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
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.
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