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A 4-6-2 'diamond' on the layout
A brass beauty in DCC.
Glacier Park Models (BooRim).
Factory painted & sealed, w/Tsunami sound.


Jerry wants me to letter and weather this Pacific for him.
I love putting steamers on my layout... it brings back memories of my Alameda South Coast.

He wants it numbered and lettered to match SP's #2472, and he ordered decals drop-shipped to me.

Complete cab interior, including gauges and firebox details. Engineer and fireman are nicer than LaBelle's.
It's a sweet runner, that crawls smoothly at a scale walking speed. Tracks flawlessly, even through all the turnouts in Birdstone Terminal (I didn't try it on the "wigglies" to Shapiro's though).
And it's a true brute of a puller.
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Another abandoned structure...
(In the works).

I'm working on a Bar Mills kit-bash, as another "Abandoned Structures" piece for the town of Redemption.

It's the Hart's Transfer Co. kit... not the huge $350 Limited Edition set, but the small single structure 'cheap' version.
Been working on it (on and off) for about a year.
It'll be a decrepit looking place.
 

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Summit's La Grange Depot
Soon to be Worlee's train station.


I've searched around for a suitable train station for Worlee... but most of the nicer ones are too big for the limited space I have.

Summit's La Grange Depot fits the bill. Although the prototype is on MKT tracks in Texas, I'm sure it'll look fine in Worlee.

It'll be painted in the same colors that I did Jerry's Northridge station... Colonial Yellow, Brown trim, and a Gray or Moss Green roof.
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Summit's La Grange Depot
Soon to be Worlee's train station.

... Colonial Yellow, Brown trim, and a Gray or Moss Green roof.
TruColor has SP Colonial Yellow, SP Trim Brown, and SP Moss Green... 'acrylic' enamel (an oxymoron).
 

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Cardi's Warehouse
A Transfer Authority spur.
(photographed in outdoor light).


A shaped-to-fit diorama.
Lots of Pikestuff... um... stuff.
Somebody needs to clean that dumpster.
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Gayle's Crossing
Where a dirt/gravel road meets the rails.


This scene is only about 9-inches deep.
The pines in the background are a printed backdrop.
The cattle car is an old Rail Line kit from many years ago.
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The Redemption flagstop
A railroad rush job.


Hurried together when the station was shut down and abandoned -- For shelter and stowage only (no perishables).
They just gave it a quick coat of paint. One small restroom, but no heat. One part-time attendant.
Served almost exclusively by RDC commuter runs.
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Re/the flagstop...
A combination of FOS and Tichy parts, plus Northeastern basswood pieces, e.g., the wainscotting.
The plank siding was drag-scored with a razor saw.
The clerestory roof is from a drawer of random Ambroid parts (I only had to round and trim one end).
The wood deck is glued onto a veneer sheet.
It still has to be mounted on a piling-piered platform.
 

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Two projects in the works
For the Abandoned Structures series.


1.) A JV Models kit.
2.) A Rix kit.

Rix website photo:
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Yep...
But I already started on the Rix, and I got it for $9.79.
 
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