It’s been a while since I last posted. Currently I’m experimenting a bit with weathering rolling stock and locomotives; more to come on that later. I’ve also been doing a bit of touch-up work on my scenery and backdrop. In the meantime, I made a little video today while testing out my Broadway Limited Paragon2 Series USRA Light Mikado 2-8-2 steam locomotive, CN#3725. I have no rolling stock on this run, just a caboose tailing the locomotive’s tender. Check it out below!
Almost five months has passed since my last post, and unfortunately I have made little progress over the summer, mostly due to my schedule being insanely busy. However, with the leaves turning yellow and snow on the mountain-tops west on the horizon, my sights are now turning back to my layout now that I find myself staying indoors more often. Plus, a little break from something you love doing never hurts.
Structurally, I think everything is done. I try to find things to add, or even modify, however find that quite often more is definitely not better. Details on the other hand, there can never be enough of those, so I will be looking into further detailing, including figures, wildlife, foliage, etc. Vehicles and rolling stock also still need to be added. I have done a little experimenting with weathering trains, though I will unquestionably need more practice at this point before I start on anything worth any significant value. Acquiring HO scale vehicles also seems to still be quite difficult.
I have some new photos attached to this post, taken for a recent photo-book that I put together showing the visual progression of my layout. These photos were just taken last week, and as you can see there is nothing really new.
The newest addition to my collection, a Rapido GMD-1 1100 series replica of diesel engine #1118 from the Alberta Prairie Railroad. This model was given to me as a gift from my employer, which is definitely one of the most unique, personalized, and thoughtful thank-you gifts I’ve ever received. Best of all, the engine is local, and is still in service today.