Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Icing Reefers

Woodbury had an icing facility (according to the Eddie Fells track diagrams) but I have been unable to uncover anything about its looks or when it was removed. Anyway, I put an icing facility in my South Woodbury yard so that I have an excuse for more switching. Any trains pacing through Woodbury will have their reefers iced. Since I model the period where the mechanical reefers were starting to arrive on the scene, I have also added an oil delivery truck to handle them.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas

Google has some photo editing features (which I don't know how to find or use) but they took one of my photos and added animation/falling snow to it and I love it.
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas Trains

Admit it! At Christmas you couldn't wait for dad to set up the trains around the Christmas tree. Lionel, American Flyer, hand me downs, you didn't care. Christmas and trains went together.

Well Christmas is coming and its time to take a break from the 1950 PRSL and dig out my Christmas trains and have some fun. I've got 3 trains. First the Micro-Train Christmas cars I've collected (10) rumbling through Woodbury:

Who's been naughty and who's been nice?

My favorite, the 1998 Snowball Express:

Here's the Pepsi train (16 cars) crossing the Delaware:

I don't care if we are on the east coast, for Christmas we have to borrow a couple of Sante Fe Super Chief streamliner F7s to pull the Popsicle/Hershey train (11 cars). First we catch it in Westville:

And down the road in Woodbury:

The Pepsi train being assembled in Pavonia yard:

Merry Christmas!

30th Street Progress

The 30th street stone arch bridge section is done and with some shrubbery does a great job of hiding the 3 rear tracks over the desk.

The prototype:

The attempt:

I began the mock-up of the 30th street station area (it will be smaller so it may have to become the 29th street station, 28,..27,..). I have ME bridges to try to duplicate the high line in the back.

The Prototype:

The Mock-up: