Yearly Archives: 2015

I swapped out about three inches of track, and my almost 2 year old is addicted to watching a pair of SD40-T2’s pull a string of cars through the pink foam valley of Santa Ynez, CA….I really have to start ballasting and building the hills….

The Work Train is Done!

I did some troubleshooting, and one of the joints had a little bit of solder on top of the rail, and the other end has a kink in the rail. The 2-8-0 now is able to run through it fine going forward northbound, but derails any other way. I pulled […]

Time to call in the work train

A few weeks ago, the rail wire announced a prototype weathering contest. I happened to have a prototype picture of my MTL Union Pacific hopper. I decided to also weather a Southern Pacific ACF hopper at the same time using washes of acrylic paints, first fade coats of ivory white […]

Adventures in weathering hoppers