Sunday, August 5, 2018

Loader carrier for MoW

The Maintenance of Way crew has just come up with a new transport car. #947, for their loader. They cut off most of an old 40' boxcar, trimmed in the opening so a rollup door could be installed for security and protection from the elements. The loading ramps travel flat on the car and can be placed on the end or sides to offload the loader. 





The boxcar is an old Varney. Loader is a Matchbox "Skidster", $1 from Dollar General. The ramps are from an O-scale window assembly from the junk box.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Compressed gas cylinders

Have some LED Christmas light strings? The "bulb" is fake. It is a just a bulb-shaped plastic sleeve which slides on over the LED. Pull some out and you have some HO scale compressed gas cylinders to paint up and place around the layout. Plus you can also remove the nice 3mm LEDs.