Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A little trip west.

Well it just so worked out that I had to make a work trip to Calgary last week. And wouldn't you know it, Supertrain 2012 was at the end of the week. So the show was a good mix of layouts and vendors, Some very nicely done modular layouts. And I didn't take a single picture of model trains, I saved that for the day spent in the mountains.Would have been better if the sun had stayed out all day, not just when there was no trains.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Some Progress

Nothing much to report, got some of the decals started tonight. Managed to get some time track-side this weekend too, will post pictures later this week.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A new airbrush....

Well, its been a while since i did anything train related so here is an update. Last week i went to Artists Emporium here in Winnipeg. On sale they had an Aztek 470 kit for $79.99 instead of $169.00, Ok I can splurge for that price. And WOW what a difference it makes of the Badger I was using.

So i started re doing some of the U25's that were posted about below. While painting the noses on the units, I had one U25 masked for the usual Reading Green. And while changing paints to the Reading Green from the black, I looked up and saw the unit below.
Now this was the first iteration of the EH&S back in my teen years. That is a Tyco GP-20 sitting on a Athearn GP-9 frame. Fairly basic black & yellow paint, All done with Rattle Can. Upon seeing this I looked back at the one U25 awaiting another coat of green paint, looked at my current cup of black paint in the airbrush and you get the following.
So this units frame isn't quite finished yet, it only has the yellow applied for the battery boxes. But mounted on the frame I think it looks sharp.
Now I am not sure which one I like better......