Hi everyone. Found you this morning while following a link from another forum. I see you have a traction section which caught my eye. Not enough of those IMHO!
My name is Alan, and I have been modeling for 20 years or so. I model the SP in the transition rea, but mostly steam, and I have a "minor" in traction, favoring the Pacific Electric and the Sacramento Northern, plus a few PCC's here & there. Call me a proto freelancer!
I'm into airbrushing and I paint my own brass, do my own re-motoring, decodering, etc. My day job cuts hard into my hobby time, but I do what I can. I've done a little writing for the hobby press here & there, and belong to a large MRR club in the Milwaukee area. Planning a traction layout at home, as my fellow club members are allergic to overhead wire!
Howdy Alan and welcome to Freerails. We do have some dedicated traction modelers here and you will find FR a great place to visit. I am not a traction guy but have my favorite, the Texas Electric Lines, which was gone in 1948 but now everyone wishes it was alive! We love photos so send some.
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OK, Here's one: it was a work in progress at the time. I need to update the photo, as I have since finished it. More coming. I have been doing all of my traction models to either East Penn or Southern California Traction Club standards. This means modifying or replacing the Suydam poles, and I have done both depending on where the budget was in a given month