Sunday, 10 November 2013

A New Loco

I just received a new lokie, which has been given #65. I need one more to complete the roster. Like the others it's a Spectrum. The big difference from the other two is the shape of the steam dome. This model comes with two different domes, so the first job will be to disassemble it and install the right one. It does run very smoothly, and those finicky front pilots stay on the tracks, Yay.

Here it is crossing the bridge into Athens by Lake Eloida.

This is as far as we have power, to the edge of the fill. The bridge is going to be painted and weathered before it gets finally placed.

This ones a better pic of the fill than the loco.  The fill has a foam core and the stone is added in layers to make sure it all glues down. the stone is from the 30kg bag of limestone screenings ($7.00) that I've not even used half of for the ballast. This is what remains after the ballast is sieved out.

This is the fill in 1951 covered in grass now, these days you could easily miss it for the trees, although the dog knows the way.

That pic is from Canada Science & Technology Museum.  Endless hours of pics.

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