Projects

Went to Florida to run trains. Was told that the seats were too high. Picked up some lower mounts. Stayed at home for my health. Worked on a tank car to pass the time. Worked on a boxcar to lube the trucks. Started going out riding on the train. Did some ballasting on the main. […]

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Looking for something to do I took on a project to build while staying at home in April / May of 2020.   I started by repairing a frame and building straps to hold the tank to the frame. Put the ends on the to check out the fit. Added some detail to the dome. […]

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After the Winter comes Winter Fest in Florida Started from the house. Added Wayne’s to the trailer. Moved every thing over the axles and covered it all. The weather was calling for SNOW in North Carolina. Started at Ridge live steamers with a temp of 76 degrees.  Great bridges to cross over. Orange trees to […]

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When you need a project for the winter. Think BIG Checking out the seats on the riding cars made me want to ride instead of sitting on my butt. Made a mock up of a flat car with a seat. Welded the car up.

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It’s official Master Model Railroader # 641

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7.5 Gauge bug I was looking for something to change and still work with the trains, so I Jumped gauges from 1/87th to 7.5 gauge. Click on any photo to enlarge the photo So in comes 7.5 Gauge work shop.   The body of the switcher engine is cut on a plasma cutting table. Holes […]

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4 Scratch Build Cars Click on any photo to enlarge the photo 1. Flat Car 40′ HO Scale I started with a old sign that was thrown away. It was cut into strips  to be able to move it around. Even set up a work table at the railroad, so I can use the LED […]

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Started working on my AP Awards in 2017. I have worked on them instead of the railroad. On some of them it was just filling out the paperwork. In January 2018, I picked up five AP Awards. Master Builder – Scenery Model Railroad Engineer – Civil Model Railroad Engineer – Electrical Chief Dispatcher Association Volunteer […]

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It all started with the trains running so long that the modules in the Club layout wouldn’t let but 4 trains run at a time, and when more were added there  were problems. The Club made the rules follow the NMRA standards set for modules. This is a lift bridge to let members get in […]

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For several years I have been working on making up two new modules for the Concord Area Model Rail Road Club. This is just to let people know that I have started them. The first one is the left side transition. Because there will be three tracks on the new modules, a track is needed […]

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