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Weathering Rolling Stock, Part II

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

The brightly colored and shiny new yellow Athearn FGE box car is due for some weathering. The 1971 era build of this rolling stock should have seen some miles and wear by the middle of the 1980's.

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Category: Model Railroading · Rolling Stock · Weathering

Track Replacement Surgery

December 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Not quite as long a recovery as hip or knee replacement, but getting myself prepared for the task took a little longer than expected. You see, the doctors at the Piedmont Division (PD) first identified the ailment and planned some time ago, as I recall about fourteen months ago (10/2007) that the layout track scheme needed a pair of turnouts to aid in a more direct path between the freight/staging/fiddle yard and the classification yard.

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Category: Model Railroading

Painted Eastern Mountains on the Backdrop

December 11th, 2008 · No Comments

After reading most of the "How-To Guide" Painting Backdrops For Your Model Railroad by Mike Danneman and published by Model Railroader Books I decided it was time to tackle the next step on my blue backdrop.

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Category: Details · Fun · History · Model Railroading · Prototype

Almost 2 months with no layout progress

June 17th, 2008 · No Comments

The last time I worked on the layout was in April and I have not touched it since except to show it off once or twice to a few friends or family. It's not that I planned to be away from the layout for so long, but life has a way of taking over and other things happen.

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Category: Model Railroading

TGX Boxcar Arrives in the Piedmont Division

April 21st, 2008 · No Comments

The TGX HO boxcar from 2Guyz and Sum Trains arrived on the inbound tracks of the classification yard this weekend and the switching of cuts from the mixed freight consist began soon after the inbound locomotive was sent for refueling and a servicing checkout for the next haul. Here in the photo on the left […]

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Category: Model Railroading