Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Module scenery progress

Here are a few pictures of recent scenery progress on my On30 module.
Did some work on the pulpwood yard.
Working on getting the creek all finished up so that I can pour the water.
I started on a length of split rail fencing.


Friday, July 24, 2015


The track is all down and operational.  I ran a few op sessions to make sure everything runs smoothly so, I finally moved onto scenery for the On30 module.

Lots more static grass and trees to go, but a good start.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A bit of On30

I have been building a few 18' cars for the On30 module in my spare time.  Here are a few pics of the second reefer, second pulpwood rack and the caboose.

And some ballast finally!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

More On30 module progress

The potato house is almost done, but I ran out of material for shingles.  Have to wait for more to arrive in a few days
Continuing to expand the 18' car fleet with another reefer.  This one isn't quite finished yet, but its looking good.
The Bachmann cabooses all just seem a bit too big, so I am replacing them with smaller kit built cabooses like this one.  Just need decals and a bit more weathering for it to be finished.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Scenery work

The 3 bridges are in and I started the landforms.

This will be a shallow stream with a short waterfall at the back right where the notch can be seen in the picture.

July 8th

A few more pics of our Norwegian Daffodils.  And my thumb... /sigh
And a few more random shots from Sarah's wildflower garden.


Monday, July 6, 2015

18' reefer kit

I have been working on this Mount Blue Model 18' reefer kit.  It's a really nice kit that has gone together very smoothly.  I am really impressed with Mount Blue Model Co. and have already made another order for a few more 18' cars.

I am really happy with how it is coming out, though the HO trucks that I tried sitting them on just didn't look right, so it will have to wait for a set of Bachmann or Grandt Line trucks before hitting the modules.

I also starting carving out the areas for the stream and drainage ditches, as well as started work on setting in the bridges.



Thursday, July 2, 2015

18' pulwood rack

I have become quite partial to shorty cars while building the On30 modules.  In surfing around to find more cars for the fleet, I found a company that I had not heard of before, Mount Blue Model Co.  They have several kits that are perfect for what I want, are priced really well, and no too far away from me.

This kit adapts a Bachman 18' flat car into an awesome shorty pulpwood car.  The kit did not come with a load but, I filled this one with short cut and split wood meant for the North Atkinson Paper's locomotives.  There is almost 1000 pieces of hand split wood in this car!

I have to say, these Mount Blue kits are really nice.  I am super happy with how this car turned out.  I also purchased an 18' reefer kit that I started to assemble this evening.  Pics of that tomorrow.
Maybe I'll get to that ballast soon too  =p