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NJT Comet II

Passenger Equipment 18 Apr 2017
If you've noticed, I've been on a passenger kick of late. In particular, without a layout I've been working on my "second fleet" projects...fun stuff that always took second place to my core C&NW interests. This is a project that I've wanted to do for years. When Walthers released the Horizon...
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NJDoT warmed-over GN coaches

Passenger Equipment 18 Apr 2017
Broadway Limited. Super Chief. City of Everywhere. Empire Builder. Jersey Builder?   Desperate for functional coaches, in 1973 the CNJ picked up a stack of ex-GN coaches for service to Bay Head, NJ. They came in a variety of paint schemes: Big Sky Blue, Cascade Green broken hockey stick, and...
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Basement is done!

General Discussion 02 Apr 2017
I know I've been vaporware for quite a while, but house projects have kept me away from modeling for quite a while.   Well, after a year of effort, I've gone from bare stone walls and bare bulbs hanging from the joists to a finished basement. This includes a 500-square foot train room that i...
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BNSF 1778....EMD SD40-2 rebuild

Locomotives 26 Mar 2017
I haven't posted much lately, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been modeling.  I've been squeezing in as much as I can even with life being as busy as it is.   My main project right now is BNSF 1778, an SD40-2.  This model has been in various stages of completion for at least 6...
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NAHX 15783 project

Freight Equipment 09 Mar 2017
Since it seems like we could use something new to look at.....   I'm usually not very good at documenting the various steps it takes to complete a project,  but I managed to cover most of the process that went into creating this model from the Accurail kit. So I figured this might be a...
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