Yearly Archives: 2013


Ok, screw the budget, let’s make this the $750 layout…I just picked up a Traincat Southern Pacific C -30-6 caboose kit. This kit is a brass kit that is just about perfect.  I already know the correct interior color, I just need to figure out what number to build. The […]

Got a new project. ..



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Today, I went to a local train swapmeet with Terry, and came across an Atlas 33,000 tank car that was released in 1999. Atlas had Roco build a simular car released in 1967….I got the new one today for $5, and have had a pair of the old “Warren” cars […]

sometimes it pays to be frugal…




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Yesterday morning, I met Terry, the owner of Ohkwari Sales, an E-Bay store. He is also here in Central AZ, and close enough to the UP main that we watched a pair of GP40’s (including a HLGX Rent-A-Wreck) switching from his yard. Terry is modeling the now underwater Rio Grande […]

How do I convince the wife….


Well guys, today for gits and shiggles, I took 16 freight cars, a loco and a caboose on my 86″ long layout and pulled the train a whopping 8 inches before I ran out of track. I have decided to use the pair of #6 switches and the flex track […]

thinking about an addon….