Here is a great video about the trains in Lone Ranger. Those amazing scenes are amazing. Most are real trains with real people running along the roofs, jumping out of the way and doing all kinds of crazy thing. But, there are also some great effects used to achieve and deceive the eye into thinking something that really isn’t. Just check it out, I think you like this one.
Today, I finally began building my new locomotive. I’ve been looking at building either a 3/4″ scale or 1″ scale locomotive. After our annual meet in August, I got talking to a good friend of mine and he suggested I build the same engine as he is building, so that’s what I’m doing.
It’s the Friends Models, 1″ Scale, 4-3/4″ Gauge B-8 Class 4-6-0 “Ten Wheeler” by H.J. Coventry of Baltimore, MD. Now the great thing is that not only are Steve and I building the same locomotive, but for Christmas his son Paul received a set of castings. In the future, we will get to triple head. That will be the sight on the Waushakum high line.
Today, I began machining my drive wheels. I finished facing the back sides. Tomorrow, I will machine the front, dill and ream them.
The last update, and the last work done on the Valley Extension was on August 22, 2013. Today (October 15, 2013), we made some progress. I have 11 pictures in the gallery, and one panorama below the gallery. It will open in a separate window. You can enlarge it to get a real good view.