Reworking an old section

I started scenic works on the westend section of Elizabeth Oaks nearly 3 years ago. I handled this section always as a test environment for some basic skills and techniques like weathering and ballasting the track. While scenic work proceeded eastbound I felt more uncomfortable with the first section. So I stepped up the plate…

Weathering after prototype

Recently I finished a new weathering project after a protoype photo. I had this PCA boxcar sitting on the layout for almost 2 years and came across a protophoto on RRpictrues.net showing a PCA box dating to my timeperiod around 1980. Perfect hit. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2833060 So here we start off: I need some additional decal to…

A little engineering

while back I messed around with DCC decoder and their cables. Then I switched over and used drop in decoders. Now I am on a turning point again, as I want to convert my entire fleet to DCC with sound. There are some drop in decoders on the market that are plug’n play sound decoders.…

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