View single post by Si.
 Posted: Tue Oct 11th, 2016 06:12 pm
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Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
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As a result of working on rolling-stock, buildings & trackplans all at once...
...although none of these things are actually 'finished', a clearer WHOLE picture is coming together.

Since I am scratchbuilding rolling-stock & have nothing much as yet to run trains...
...the old temptation to bash together benchwork & whack a load of switches down thankfully hasn't been an issue.

So far, I have managed not to waste valuable modeling time on stuff that ends up not getting used.
If I have got 'stuck' knowing how to progress a particular model...
...I've simply set it aside & picked up another one to work on instead.

Coming back to trackplans again recently, has had me thinking more about operations & how to make the most of them.

The tankcars I've been working on, got me thinking that the 2nd major-mover for the railroad will be tankcars of oil, gasoline & water.
Potentialy great for operations, if just 1 small mine needs all 3 commodities.

With that in mind, Hank Hatchet in the Mysterious Moose Mountain carshop, has been on the lookout for further tanks, to turn into new car builds.
I'd like every car on the railroad to look at least partly different to each other, for visual interest.
So a couple more tank types have arrived at the carshop for the new tankcar builds.

This 'shortie' experiment is based on a cut-down Tri-ang tank, of the type I've already used whole, for the 2 tankcar builds so far.




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