Saturday, November 24, 2018

Andrew Grantham on track complexity

Monday, March 26, 2018

B&OCT's Homan Ave Yard

Industrial History blog has a nice post on the B&OCT's Homan Ave Yard. One of those once busy now forgotten parts of Chicago's Industrial History. This is on the B&OCT's Altenheim Sub which has long been a favorite of mine.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Proses Multiple Gauge Rotating Locomotive Cradle

This looked pretty useful... I'd be such a great modeler if I had all the cool tools!

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Brass Expo 2016 - Chicago, Illinois

James takes us through Brass Expo 2016. I should have gone but Door County called me this weekend. Thanks to JIWII2000 I still got to see it.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Accurail's new C&NW 1200 series wood reefers

Just bought a pair of these at B&G Trainworld and they're some of the best paint jobs I've seen from Accurail. I've got another pair on order with Lombard Hobbies.  I've seen photo's of C&NW wood reefers with Yellow and Green sides, and the older ones with Grey sides but I had never seen a solid yellow side before on a wood reefer.

So I wrote Accurail and Eric Cote responded,
The photo of that paint scheme came from the book The Great Yellow
Fleet by John White.  It's on page 83 and it even has a caption that
specifically points out the colors. 
That's the only photo I was ever able to find.  All the others are in
the green bottom/yellow top like you mentioned, or the older light gray ones.
And here's a picture from Accurail, 

A nice addition to my C&NW freight car roster