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…

PRR style signals

A working PRR style position light signal in N-Scale ? My current effort is to make this model available at least for my C&E layout where I need want to install signal protection on two junctions. At present I spent more than 150 hours of labor and research into this project, starting back in 2016…

Preparations

As the big convention shop in October is getting closer, work increases on the Cleveland & Easter layout. The past days I started to construct a movable foundation for the layout segments. They need to be solid and easy to assemble once at the show. Valance and backdrop will be made of cardboard, I will…

Modifications II

On my previous post about the ongoing modifications on the Cleveland & Eastern I talked about the ideas and expectations I have on the alteration of the layout. Well, a few weeks later I can summarize the modification as success ! We ran our first Operation Session mid January with the new layout and it…

Modifications

After running operation sessions for a while and placing load on the Elizabeth Oaks Yard it turned out that this yard is not frequented as intentionally planed.    The C&E has currently a maximum trafficload of 55 cars on all spots. Dividing the cars up to the two yards – Elizabeth Oaks an Sarverville –…

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