An inside look at the planning, construction, and operation of my 10x12 double deck HO scale model railroad set in current day Mid-Michigan.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
With our families busy weekend I did not get anyrhing done on the layout, and that's ok. But while sitting with my daughter in our office this evening I noticed a few neat photo angles. Enjoy the pictures. I hope to rearrange some of the lower deck lighting to get it more "even".
Yard appears full from this view. The yard will clear out once train on yard 1 (BN green hopper) departs.
Looking through two different types of centerbeams.
Plug door framed between two cars in foreground.
Looking at cars from photos above from different angle.
This older sentinel has seen a lot of action. Started with Boston Maine, went to a few lessors before coming to Michigan Interstate. Originally for salt service (hence the rusted body) this car now sees use in granulated product service.
Cars that were photographed in Virginia a few weeks ago have returned to home rails. These 4600 cubics are heading for Gerhard, Michigan to load out at Huron Malting. Boxcar in background will join the corrugated board / paper service pool.
Boxcars and covered hoppers reign king on the MCIS.