Have been model railroad addicted for most of my 59 years, with a short hiatus when cars and job was more important.
Switched from Austrian toy trains to crude US prototype at age ten, and continued there when coming back to the hobby at age 40.
Although there is a layout on the first floor I like best to tinker with locos and passenger cars, Layout (Plywood Central...) only serves as test track.
For now I will show a project I just have finished.
A scratchbuilt freelance boxcab I bought incomplete in the US.
Added the missing pilots, glazing, paint, decals for my private line; changed the open frame motor to an Roco can motor and installed an Lenz decoder.
Tried to preserve the "period" look of it so used grain of wheat bulbs instead of my standard LEDS.
@ Steven B...
yes, UP and Cal-P share equipment like UP and Milwaukee did.
Today its a pain to paint models in Armor Yellow, have not found any commercially available paint that's correct.
I achieve it by using two different automobile paint rattle cans simultaneously.
- a US road because my layout has a West Coast theme.
@ slateworks -
this are vintage Walthers pantographs.
I love them, they look perfect on scratchbuilt locos.