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  1. Downtown


    Downtown switcher works the Soledad job.
  2. Derailment


    I suffered a derailment late at night...someone's job is on the line!
  3. Sergent couplers

    Sergent couplers

    I finally decided to switch from KD#58 couplers to Sergent engineering couplers, I have been testing them for a few months now on my SW1200's and three cars. What can I say, they look great and work great, once you get used to them. I started with this caboose. The coupler pocket had to be...
  4. Cotton Belt SD45T-2

    Cotton Belt SD45T-2

    A kitbashed 45T-2 that I built about 7 years ago, I used an Athearn 40T-2 and an RPP 45-2 shell. Unit as it would appear circa 1990 (note signal lights removed). Many details scratchbuilt. I actually built it as a dummy with battery-powered headlight for constant lighting!

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