Update

Check out the new tips link in the menu bar. If you know of any good tips that you would like to see me add, just send me an eMail. Enjoy!

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Trains in the new Lone Ranger movie

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.

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Drive Wheels

Completed one drive wheel and will finish up the other five next week.

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New Locomotive Project

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.

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New project

I’ll tell you about a new locomotive I am beginning this coming week! Come back and see pictures of castings, prints and more info.

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Happy New Year!

Health, happiness and blessings to one and all!

Happy New Year 2014

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Merry Christmas!

To all of you who read this site or just happen upon this page a very Merry Christmas, filled with an abundance of His grace. You were all remembered in my Christmas Masses.

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New York Central Promotional Video

Here is a great video by the New York Central Railroad showing every aspect of their grand enterprise. Follow a locomotive through it’s long day job and then the rigors of maintenance.

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UP 4014 Restoration Project

The Union Pacific Railroad is restoring Big Boy #4014 articulated 4-8-8-4. There are a number of videos that show the progress.

Here is one of the early video updates:

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Valley Division Construction Update

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.

To get the best view of the panorama, right click and open in new window.

Valley Division Panarama

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