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Creating and Crossing Lutgens Creek – Part Two

In the last installment about Lutgens Creek I had created the creek bed and painted it tan. The next step was to paint the bottom of the creek bed a darker color and then shade the sides a little. I … Continue reading

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Universal Scrap Metals

I have a track that runs along pretty close to the backdrop and I’m planning on filling the area with “flats” – buildings with little to no depth. I found a website named Trackside Flats that had a bunch of … Continue reading

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Installing Turnout Controls

I spent some time trying to determine the best way to throw the turnouts on my layout, as you can see in this blog post. After I determined that I was going to use the BullFrog turnout controls I ordered … Continue reading

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Progress Report – 6 Oct 2019

Time for another progress report. Lots of random things have been worked on since the last update. I’ve been adding more details to Lutgens Creek and here is a photo where I am test fitting the bridges and bridge shoes.

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Turnout Control – Sorted!

I’ve been mulling over the issue of how to throw the turnouts on my layout for a while now. I bought a BullFrog controller a while back to test but I was disappointed because it wasn’t working very well. It … Continue reading

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Progress Report – 24 Sept 2019

Time for another update I think. Lots of things in motion again now. I finally got my backdrops printed correctly. That’s a whole ‘nother story I don’t think I’ll get into. Suffice it to say that I ordered the backdrops … Continue reading

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Building GN PS-1 Box Car No. 21954

This is the second InterMountain kit that I bought the other day. There were not quite as many tiny parts as the last one, but only by a few. I changed the assembly order a bit so I ended up … Continue reading

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GN 12 Panel 40′ Box Car No. 2531

I went to Scale Model Supplies again the other day (I need to stop doing that) and picked up another couple of box car kits. These two are InterMountain kits and are just as detailed as the Red Caboose kits. … Continue reading

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Creating and Crossing Lutgens Creek – Part One

As I looked at the bare pink foam base of my layout I decided something was missing. I needed a creek. And that creek would need a name. I decided to name it after my good friend who passed away … Continue reading

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GN Engine 1246

I bought an old Tenshodo brass model of a GN Consolidation on eBay when I started getting back into model railroading. Back in the 80’s Tenshodo brass models from Japan were really something. I couldn’t really find any current offerings … Continue reading

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