Got this tank car for Christmas
I think this came out pretty good.
I’ve been working on my logging scene, which is a lumber mill, lumber warehouse, and small wooded area for the last few weeks. One thing I thought it needed was a work crane–but I wasn’t thinking I’d actually spend money on one at the moment. Shoestring budget and other priorities.
Continue reading Kitbashed Crane
Bought these from Reindeer Pass. They always have fair prices and good service.
Here’s the interior of one of the cars I bought. I painted the seats, added passengers and a conductor, and am finishing up.
I finished adding the rest of the dining car interior, including table cloths, food, a waiter and cook. Also a lot of other little stuff–glasses and bottles, boxes on the kitchen shelves, etc.
This is the waiter with the cheese plate
Continue reading Dining Car Complete
Here are a couple more shots. I’m especially fond of the waiter with the cheese tray.
Here are the passenger cars (along with the LGB baggage car and kit-bashed dining car) passing along the mainline.
Here’s my LGB 2085D Mallet pulling a rake of HSB coaches. Near the end of the video, you can clearly see the pulsed smoke until timing the smoke puffs to the sound card chuffs. Pretty cool
Of course, you’ll have to ignore the moon-like landscape in the background, as I’m all out of gardening funds for the moment 🙂
Although I have some nice Piko and LGB stuff, my budget just can’t handle new (or even relatively lightly used) LGB rolling stock. However, I really wanted a set of passenger Cars to pull behind my LGB 2085D Mallet. A bit of searching showed me that the Newqida coaches, although not of LGB quality, could be painted and otherwise modified to give a good representation of Harz coaches appropriate to pull with my 0-6-6-0. Continue reading Bought a rake of coaches