Time for me to show off!

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Always Improvising
After a successful day filming a video tour for Hennepin Overland club yesterday, I had to have some fun with my collection. I've been wanting to do a rainbow lineup for a long time but didn't have the chance.

I'm also starting scenery work! I'm doing touchups on a few spots of our branch line, as well as finishing our lumber mill area. Our layout has been pretty stagnant on scenery for many years. These are my first attempts with model railroad scenery and not 1/35mm scenery so there's a slight curve for me. Fortunately my club is loaded with supplies.
The flock and dirty ballast beside the rock face recently replaced naked paint.


Always Improvising
Pulling some stills from the Hennepin Overland video tour footage.

Here my flagship lashup of four-axles crosses a bridge over Wobegon as a Daylight passes through down below.

Otherwise I finally un-goofed my goofup with my Genesis Z-8. Had it out running on North Metro last night.


Grandson of ALCO Bldr


Always Improvising
Thanks, Alcomotive. That big brute has quickly become one of my favorites. I'm dying to get it rolling beside my Little Joe, as likely happened way back when in Montana!

In the meantime I finished this video up last night. The four Soo GP9's were loaned to me so that I might buy them. As much as I love a quartet of 567 prime movers I think I'll only get two.

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Always Improvising
Steam Saturday for me this past weekend. I also got a nice Milwaukee Road Pentrex DVD the other night, presently working on some photography ideas inspired by it.

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Always Improvising
Back again with photos from the last weekend. I got my Beer Line F's running nicely. I swear I'm doing actual modeling behind the scenes. I painted a bunch of flatcar decks for North Metro club when I wasn't rolling.

I also recently got a Pentrex DVD, three volumes of Milwaukee Road in Montana. Near the end of Vol. 3, an MN&S Thrall-door shows up on a steel bridge on the St. Paul Pass.


WELL HECK! I have an MN&S Thrall-Door, and I have access to a sweet steel bridge! I had to play with some perspective and lighting. It's eerily close.

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