After work I fired up the air compressor and shot my caboose with Tru Color Boxcar Red. I took a 5/64″ dril bit and reammed out the bolster holes. I still have to add the windows, grab irons, decals and couplers…I have her sitting on Bettendorf trucks for now…

Did some work on the caboose this morning.


So it went from this And add a little bit of black paint and decals Hopefully I can get pole stands from France soon

The VO-1000 is finally here


A month or two ago, I asked Robert Ray how he selected the prototype of his N Scale caboose kits….long story short…

Thank you Robert Ray!



I wrapped up the scratch build today, the hardest part of it was finding an image to turn into an interior. Fortunately, the St. Louis NMRA has a lot of free downloads. http://www.gatewaynmra.org/2002/easy-industrial-building-interiors/ The roof is made out of cardstock and shipping labels. I printed a Clever Models tar paper […]

Now what do I name it?


I have been trying to figure out how to make my Samsung tablet and cellphone cameras take more vintage style pictures, and I have found an app called Ektacam. It has different film types, color, black and white, print, slide and instant, there are minimal adjustments in the camera app, […]

Nothing like vintage films…