Equipment Arrivals & Departures
Modeling 2010-current is very enjoyable because you have the ability to look out your window and see the prototype in regards to equipment, right of way, and industries. However being true to modern day, that time comes when cars and their useful life in my era pass on. After my last operating session I studied the roster looking for railcars that are not very common in 2015.
The four cars above while plausible to be in service around 2015 fit more into the 1990s or earlier era.
But an opportunity to trade these cars to another layout set in an earlier era appeared. It happened this modeler also had equipment that were two modern for his 1990s layout.
Scenery Concept Tests
One part of my farm field scene will consist of soybean fields. After reaching out to a very well known modeler on the technique he used to create soybean crop rows, my son and I jumped into testing out the technique before creating the field.
- 3M Super 77 spray
- Noch Leaf Flake (Color depends on season) - we are modeling summer green.
The plan is to tackle the farm field scene in February.
Oregon Joint Line
Wrapping up the month, I had the opportunity to attend an operating session on Dean Ferris's Oregon Joint Line and work the role as dispatcher.
More photos just because this layout is awesome to operate and railfan on.
Amherst Train Show
While I did not attend the Amherst show, one of the regular St. Clair Sub operators did.
Have a great weekend - stay safe!