Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bridge Work

Began removing my bridges that span my Mississippi River in order to install the permanent abutments and paint the bridges. I found that I also had to cut the track boards back in order to have room for the Scenic … Continue reading

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Operating Session Jan 15, 2012

Sunday we had an operating session with a few guys. BNSF Mike brought over his modern Amtrak California Zephyr to run for the first time. He pulled it with MTH Genesis engines in the Phase V paint scheme, next was … Continue reading

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Working on retaining walls

I’m working on my retaining walls on my upper level today. First step is adding bracing under the upper level to have something to support the Masonite side walls.

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New Atlas California Zephyr Cars

The new Atlas California Zephyr cars have finally arrived! My son Jim bought two of them and we had to compare them to my K-Line 21″ aluminum cars. They are beautiful cars with a lot of detailing. The lighting is … Continue reading

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New strategy on scenery

I have been thinking about my approach to my scenery and feel that I need to try a different approach. Lately I have just started working on whatever and wherever the mood struck me. What I am going to try … Continue reading

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Adding drivers to intermodal trucks

Another interesting little project has been adding drivers to the cabs of my intermodal trucks. I had to chop the legs off to get them in, but it hasn’t effected their driving ability so far.¬†After I got done my wife … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day 2012

Started the new year off by running a BNSF unit coal train. Jim was having a few problems with the couplers on his coal train so he went through them all and replaced all the bad tracks and couplers. It … Continue reading

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