Moving Along

June 1st, 2017

Delano, Jack, photographer. Chicago, Illinois. Loading a freight car in the freight house of a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard. Dec. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/owi2001014837/PP/>.

It is time to pack up the house and move to a new place. My lovely wife has accepted a new employment opportunity so we will depart El Paso late this month!

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From the air

May 26th, 2017

Here’s a photo I nearly forgot about. I took this from a Southwest flight into Pittsburgh in March 2017 as I traveled to the RPM-East meet. As you can see, the weather cooperated for a nice look over the Ohio River Valley. This is just downriver from Wheeling, W. Va., and where the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad crossed the Ohio River. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

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Reading composite mill gondola

May 19th, 2017


There is great satisfaction in completing a freight car kit that was started nearly a decade ago. This Reading composite mill gondola was recently decaled and weathered. Funaro & Camerlengo produces this HO scale resin kit with decals for Reading or Central of New Jersey owners. The kit supplied Reading decals reflected a late steam era presentation. As I model 1926, this gondola has been used in an undecorated state for awhile. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

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Couplers

May 5th, 2017


A train needs couplers in order to stay together to move the freight down the rails. Our model trains need functioning couplers to successfully complete a similar task. People frequently ask me what couplers are used on the HO scale Wheeling Freight Terminal. Since I just replaced couplers on several models, it seemed like a moment to share in a blog post. Click on any image here to review a larger size.

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RPM updates

April 28th, 2017

It’s time for a look at the Railroad Prototype Modeler event calendar as five meets are scheduled over the next couple of months. Let’s take a quick look at those.

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