Author Archives: bkivey

Wheeler – Osgood Pt. 3

I needed gravel parking lots for W – O and for the Cheney property across the slough, and tried painting and texturing sandpaper. I had some 1200-grit sandpaper I’d bought for roofing material, and used it for the basis of … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

Image from Bob Skillman collection. BNSF units 1876 and 1776 power the American Freedom Train.

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Wheeler – Osgood Pt. 2

When last we left the W – O scene, elements were still being pieced together. After I figured out where the Plexiglass sheets were going for basic landform, I laid and wired the spur. The 0.093″ sheet is on the … Continue reading

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NPP Milestone

Much work to be done (and in progress) on the Wheeler-Osgood scene at left front, but the Northern Pacific Project has reached a basic level of completion. There’s scenery everywhere! 41 months and about that many hundreds of dollars after … Continue reading

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Doing the Research

As my modeling focus has concentrated on prototype modeling, I’ve joined several railroad historical societies. For the past couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of membership in the societies for the Milwaukee Road and Northern Pacific, and joined the … Continue reading

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Wheeler – Osgood Pt. 1.5

Which was going to be Part 2: Laying Track, until I started mocking-up the scene. I pretty much know what I want to do with the space between the spur and the backdrop, but the space between the spur and … Continue reading

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Wheeler – Osgood Pt.1

In which I dive into the Wheeler – Osgood scene. Now that I had an idea what I wanted to do with this corner of the layout, I went ahead with it. I want to get this area done because … Continue reading

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