The little touches

I spent a little bit today touching up a few locomotives. Painting the handrails and steps doesn’t take much but once you notice you cant un see unpainted ones. The lashup for todays freight is a common one from the 90s. An LMX B39-8 and a pair of (custom) BN B30-7A B units, cant get …

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Back loading videos

My original plan was to back load all of the videos and post them here on the blog. I see that is quickly becoming a huge hassle. So starting today all of the old videos from Facebook are scheduled to be posted one per day automatically on Youtube. There are enough videos to last for …

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Speed matching locomotives

Everyone seems to speed match their locomotives a little different. There are a ton of theories and opinions on the subject, I am not getting into any of those. I am just going to show you how I quickly and easily set up mine and have great results doing it. I will start with a …

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BN/Rock Island coal train

Visited my friend Allens Rock Island layout today and he was kind enough to allow me to bring some of my BN power along. I supplied the SD40-2’s, he supplied the fuel tender, coal train, and the manned helper. Yes, we ran this train with a manned helper, not a consisted DPU, and not one …

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Santa Fe all the way

Here are a couple videos of trains I ran on a friends layout. This is a double deck all DC layout with a dispatcher. A lot of fun to run long trains.

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