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Happy Independence Day!

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

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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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Cheney Lumber Drying Shed 2

While agonizing over the drying shed roof, I tried several methods of simulating corrugated metal roofing. There’s a method of casting the material in PVA using a styrene sheet as a mold. On a 1/2″ grid. This works well, but … Continue reading

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Complete Electrified Milwaukee

When I lived in Seattle we’d go camping on the East side of the Cascades a few times a year. I-90 climbs the West slope of Snoqualmie Pass paralleling the old Milwaukee Road roadbed. I didn’t know what I was … Continue reading

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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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Raising Crane 1

The entire lumber yard of the layout is modeled after the Cheney Lumber facility in 1940’s Tacoma. The signature element of the scene is the gantry crane: I figured I had enough scratch-building experience under my belt to have a … Continue reading

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Portland Traction

In the vicinity of NW Vaughn St. and 26th Ave in Portland there’s an interesting collection of railroad equipment. It appears to be the maintenance shops for the Oregon Pacific Railroad, and while I’ve been by there a few times, … Continue reading

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