Posts Tagged ‘rolling stock’
I have also posted my story of how I found NSNX 2011 in various places at the show – the module owners were happy to let me pose the car, especially since many of them were familiar with Nscale.net. JB and I had some fun posing that boxcar in various other places too, not just on the club layouts. The fairgrounds in Hilliard also features a historical town setting, which includes an old depot and a caboose.
I couldn’t wait for NSNX 2011 to arrive in Winchester, so I decided to go do some sleuthing and find it myself! I knew that there were no direct connections between KCS and N&W (at least not in 1971), so I figured that it would get hopped at least one more time. After some searching, I discovered that it might be in central Ohio, so I went there with camera in hand, and tracked it down.
I model the Norfolk & Western in 1971 (in addition to my fictional WP&P, which I treat as if it were recently merged into N&W). I’ve got a good sampling of EMD and ALCo engines to fill my roster, but one thing lacking are the GE U-boats. I can readily get my hands on a [...]
With the recent acquisition of another Atlas 90-ton triple hopper (thanks TwinDad!), I figured this is a good opportunity to show how I am going about bringing the car weight up. Open hoppers are notoriously difficult, since they lack places to hide unsightly weights like the self-adhesive chunks I usually use in closed cars. The key is to use sheets of lead, which can be cut and fit in without being conspicuous.