Santa was nice to me once again, as my (new) Daughter In Law & son bought me a 2013 Freight Train Calendar, with many awesome pixes of modern diesels slugging it out with long consists. Scott Hartley is one of the Photographers and he's one of my favorites.
I also received the newest DVDs from Model-trains-video.com (http://model-trains-video.com), the Allagsh Railway, Scenery Modeling Outside the Box (with Mike Confalone). It's a two DVD set and I can't wait to dig into his techniques and amazing layout work.
Finally, after all in my family were gifted and fed, and a brief after breakfast nap, I headed down to the Man Cave and finished up three cars of a 'five car set' I custom decaled for my Gravel/Aggregate business. Here are some pixes, as they are (hopefully) ready to serve customers.
|Sprague's Gravel 44-tonner, leased from the Virginia Midland (Shannon Crabtree's Road). I weathered the trucks and stacks.|
|Some different approaches towards fading and weathering.|
|To show a little change, I lettered this one as if it's been completely refurbished and has a new scheme. I also put Kato roller bearing trucks (the bearing end caps actually rotate!).|
|A little crustier and worn out, even though it was serviced in the late 70's. I like how the rust spots came out on the interior.|