Sunday, August 28, 2011

Posten 210 - My first lasercut kit 2

After a far too long break, finally finished Joswood's Posten 210and provisionally placed it in its final position on the corner of the layout above the freight yard. Adjacent to it will be a small schrebergarten with several garden sheds.Will be good to get this corner done.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bundesbahn Allerlei

With my brother and his kids here this past week I knew that they would want to see and play with the trains. That gave me the extra push I needed to clean the track and dust the cobwebs off of the layout... Even on the switching puzzle. Also swapped out the standard Roco decoders on several engines for LokPilot 4s and what a difference that made in AC analog mode...

With some of my book projects winding down it will be fun to spend more time modeling, weathering, and running the trains. Also will need to take the modules out of storage and prep them modules for Central NY Railfair in November. Maybe I'll even finish my puzzle makeover project.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Railfanning in Maine

Maine Scenes

Red's Eats in Wiscasset - Legendary for its lobster rolls
Typical Maine lobster shack...
Pemaquid Lighthouse
A tiny House
A bridge to nowhere - Rt 1 in Wiscasset
Waiting for the 9am to Brunswick at Wiscasset on the Maine Eastern Railroad
Maine Eastern FL9 number 488

Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay, Maine
See also my report on the steamcourse I took in 2003, returning in 2004 to fire for two days. Both experiences were on #6.

Freeport (Maine) Station

Henschel (#6) Stettin


Highspeed Rail
Highspeed Rail and the Percival House