CSX 7348

New customer project finished. N-Scale ATLAS EMD Dash 8-40CW, was a former Conrail unit. Now patched for CSXT #7348. Repaint of the cab, and overal brief weathering. Custom-made number decals on cab side and numberboards to match the prototype. Weathering is done with a first coat of light blue to get the fade effect. Followed…

Terraforming

Last week I resumed work on the part of my layout I call the “Mine Section” – because there are two coal mines located. Within the week I spent some hours gluing down some foam board and shaping the rough landscape. Finally I filled the larger gaps with lightweight putty. Here are some “proof of…

Arnold SW1 URR #470

Today I have a little pictorial of making the URR #470 Base unit for this rather short job is an Arnold Hornby SW1 that came with Boston & Maine livery. Not much off the later final livery but I always strip the whole factory paint using 99% IPA and a ultrasonic bath. I let the…

Back in action

Last time I did some work on the Cleveland & Eastern dates back to late 2017 as I prepared the Elizabeth Oaks section for our local bi-anual train show. 1 and a half years …. maybe a bit longer … later the Cleveland & Eastern is still here. I freed some hours last sunday and…

Coolboxes for your switchers

First view of my most recent stuff, which will be available early 2019. This time something for the cold (and non alc) beverage during your shift. Cool, realy cool N-Scale coolbox as seen on the short end of EMD SW and other switchers. Boxes come with molded on lid and handles. Size : 4 x…

From the workbench

I am testing a new scenic model, a traffic cone. I set up the model for a 18 in tall version. I am planing to release two versions, one full colored red and one with two white/silver stripes (more common in Germany / Europe) The first run of models is designed and is currently in…

New Kits

We are happy to announce that the first run of the upcoming telephone pole kit arrived. Below is a preview of the crossarms included in the kit. It will also include three 8 cm and three 6,5 cm poles. Kits are available on January 2018.

PRR position light signal

After some time spending on the “best-practice” for assembling the multi-parts head on the PL I came around with a good alteration of the prototype. Photo below shows the last testrun. Tiny SMD 0402 inserted into the lamp holes, and the head glued to the crossarm section. I also managed to get some more detail…

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