This afternoon I stopped by Lowes on the way home from work and I picked up some pipe couplings to use as oil tanks. I picked up a pair of 2″ and a 3″ coupling. I will be capping them off with sheet styrene. I am still looking for what looks best, diameter and height wise.
So, what tanks look better and which spacing do you prefer?
Finally, after over a year, I have finished my horse car that was converted into a heavy tool car.
Today I swung by MicroScale Industries and picked up 4 sets of decals. Two of which are needed for the Pacific Electric SW1, another set for my Southern Pacific Maintenance of Way horse car, crane and tender, and another for random Southern Pacific single sheathed boxcars…and it has enough decals for ONE Pacific Electric car….
February 22, 1953 was the only time that the Pacific Electric ran a PCC on the Santa Monica Airline. Fortunately for the Pacific Electric fan, there are at least two pictures of this, one at the West Hollywood freight station and one at the Santa Monica freight station.
link to the excursion
Back in the late 1980’s, Bachmann made a PCC car and decorated it for the Pacific Electric. Unfortunately for the PE modeler, it is a single end car, and has the quality of 1980’s Bachmann. I still have a pair of these, and the shells still fit on a new, updated chassis. Tonight I decided to duplicate this historical event. I moved around the buildings.
while Playa Desnuda was not rail fanned that often due to the lack of Red Cars, it still had it’s fans.
Oh look, a flat top caboose.