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Is that your work Jim?
Very nice, looks inviting.
 

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Is that your work Jim?
Very nice, looks inviting.
No, not my work. But it is my layout. I did all the design work; track plan, grades (all 1.25%), streets and roads, businesses, train station, water and bridge locations, mountains and tunnels etc. I then contracted with PMD of Romeoville Illinois for the complete build. PMD is a division of circuitron, the makers of the Tortoise and Smail switch machines. The build process took exactly 51 weeks from first deposit until delivery and installation. The entire process including many pictures and videos are explained in the following link:


Feel free to read it to get the whole story.

I will answer ALL your questions.

Jim
 

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I took advantage of the crappy weather and the house-arrest to do a bit of weathering on my stack train cars. Finished 17 cars and 42 assorted ( 20', 35', 40', 48' & 53') containers. Here are some before & after pictures of the cars. I will post pictures of the containers and a video of the whole train tomorrow.

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Here are a few pic's of the loads. I will post the videos when they are finished uploading to my Youtube channel.

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Video - All chalk, no paint, no Dulcote. Only used 4 colors. Hardest to weather are the stark white JB Hunt and Santa Fe. Hope you enjoy.

 
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