Category Archives: Operations

Trains Large and Small

I took a trip on Amtrak last week between Portland and Seattle. I’ll post on the trip at Fixed Points, but there were some things that fit better here. Amtrak’s┬áCascade is the regional service for the Northwest, scheduled between Eugene … Continue reading

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Finishing Ballasting

I’ve been working on finishing ballasting the track: I want to move on to other aspects of the railroad like structures and roads. And adding the water feature, and weathering rolling stock, and so on and so forth. I certainly … Continue reading

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Ballasting Two

I had an idea to weather the ballast, and did some research online. I figured that for the time modeled (late 40’s) there would be a considerable amount of grunge on the track and ballast. I started with India Ink … Continue reading

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