Saturday, October 31, 2015

New Project - TOFC/Team Track Loading Ramp

Not sure I have given this post the correct name, but I wanted to have a TOFC unload/load ramp and a loading ramp for a team track on the layout. For the last couple months I have been researching these type of ramps and decided on a combination TOFC/Team track loading ramp.

After three attempts at a design and test cutting on the laser and test assembly, below is the results of yesterday and today assembly.

Sorry about the light reflection from the plate glass I was assembling on.

Below, I have placed it were it will be located once finished

Next is to paint this portion and then laser cut the platform/ramp decks.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

New ART Reefers for the Layout

Finished the first two of twelve Intermountain Railway ART Reefer kits today.

These reefer kits are more challenging than the box cars. I destroy the roof on the first car, it attaches differently and since (and so far all) the roof(s) are warp  that I have inspected. I have obtain spare parts to correct my damage.

More to come....

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

New Box Cars for the Layout

I pick up some Intermountain 40' Box Cars for the layout. Four I pickup this weekend at a train show, one off of E-bay and had a couple I had in the draw that need work.

Build four of the five kits and finish/repair another one that I got that was incomplete by someone else.